Payers

Law of Unintended Consequences Strikes Obamacare

by Admin 02.08.2013

Well, the Affordable Care Act has already kicked in. And the law of unintended consequences is again running amok. Beware if you are on Medicare or Medicaid, and even several private plans: Because I have mitral valve prolapse (benign abnormality) I go every couple of years to the cardiologist to have it checked. When I […]

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Have Health 2.0 Companies Jumped the Shark?

by Admin 10.10.2012

Health 2.0 companies have jumped the shark, although health care transformation itself  has barely begun. How can this be? It’s easy. The money found the space. Over a billion dollars were invested in mobile health applications so far, and that’s only one part of the space covered by what has now evolved into a meet […]

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45 Medical Tests You May Not Need

by Admin 04.09.2012

This is too important not to share. I’ve been reading the newspaper articles about it, but here’s the ABIM Foundation’s original list. What do you think? Nine United States specialty societies representing 374,000 physicians developed lists of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” in recognition of the importance of physician and patient conversations to […]

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Hospitals Mining Data for Privately Insured Patients

by Admin 02.10.2012

Every once in a while I find that America’s acclaimed free market health care system (it’s a joke, folks, just a joke) has hit a new bottom. Today I found a piece in Health Business Blog that asked Are you commercially insured with cancer, heart disease or an orthopedic problem? If so, you are a […]

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