Obamacare and Reimbursement Rates to Providers
Business
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Business
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Obamacare and Reimbursement Rates to Providers

Gary Levin MD - December 11, 2013

In an undated press release from Sharp Health in San Diego an optimistic opinion was given for Obamacare. Several caveats however remain. In an undated press release…

HIPAA Challenges
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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HIPAA Challenges

Gary Levin MD - September 1, 2013

Oh, for the day when medical records were on paper. In the blink of an eye, now millions of electronic medical records can be ‘carried off’ to…

Health Reform
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How Far Has Health Information Exchange Progressed (Or Has It)?

Gary Levin MD - August 23, 2013

The Indiana Health Information Exchange has what is most probably the longest track record in H.I.E.  If time is of the essence for a product or service…

The Real Price of Incentives: Loss of Trust
Business
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Business
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The Real Price of Incentives: Loss of Trust

Gary Levin MD - July 26, 2013

Are incentives a bribe?Incentives, rewards, penalties, fines, deadlines. Are they counterproductive? Probably so, amongst professionals.Many of these issues also apply to healthcare and medicine. Rushing to satisfy…

What Is a “Navigator”?
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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What Is a “Navigator”?

Gary Levin MD - July 17, 2013

  1581: Francis Drake, having completed the first circumnavigation of the world a few months earlier, is knighted by Queen Elizabeth aboard his ship, the Golden HindDo we…

Health 2014
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Health 2014

Gary Levin MD - June 24, 2013

Mobile Health
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FCC Names New Director of Healthcare Initiatives

Gary Levin MD - June 18, 2013

At a time when mobile health initiatives and mobile apps are flooding the market, the Federal Communications Commission has shown enough interest to appointMatthew Quinn as Director…

Can Toys Decrease the Cost of Health Care Devices?
Global Healthcare
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Global Healthcare
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Can Toys Decrease the Cost of Health Care Devices?

Gary Levin MD - May 30, 2013

What may be a new and disruptive technology in healthcare is being studied and developed at the MIT Little Devices Laboratory, part of the International Innovations and…

Business
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Health Insurance Card Doesn’t Mean You Have Healthcare

Gary Levin MD - May 22, 2013

I was a big fan of Andy Rooney, that curmudgeon who reported television news in a manner that caught our attention, using a combination of disbelief and…

The Trials of Progress in the Affordable Care Act
Business
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Business
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The Trials of Progress in the Affordable Care Act

Gary Levin MD - May 21, 2013

Five months after primary care doctors who treat Medicaid patients were supposed get a big pay raise, most physicians have yet to see it.While Medicaid fees vary…