Screening for Dementia: A Cautionary Tale Yet to Begin
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Screening for Dementia: A Cautionary Tale Yet to Begin

MichaelDouglas1 - July 19, 2013

Posted in Clinical EducationHealthcare Policy & The MediaScience & Research Posted in Clinical EducationHealthcare Policy & The MediaScience & ResearchFirst a disclaimer from the principal investigators: …he…

Study: Removal of Employer Mandate Under ACA Not as Problematic as Individual Mandate
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Study: Removal of Employer Mandate Under ACA Not as Problematic as Individual Mandate

MichaelDouglas1 - July 18, 2013

Earlier this month, the Obama administration decided to delay the employer mandate provision of the ACA. Earlier this month, the Obama administration decided to delay the employer…

Hospital Revenues from Primary Care: Recruiting Firm Notes “Seismic Shift”
Business
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Business
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Hospital Revenues from Primary Care: Recruiting Firm Notes “Seismic Shift”

MichaelDouglas1 - May 22, 2013

A report from one of the largest physician recruiting firms in the country could give some heft to the specialty of primary care (whose disciplines include general…

Study: Mass. Reform Did Not Substantially Raise Acute Care Costs
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Study: Mass. Reform Did Not Substantially Raise Acute Care Costs

MichaelDouglas1 - May 21, 2013

President Obama is getting serious flak from all sides now, with the Big 3 “Scandals” facing him squarely in the face. President Obama is getting serious flak…

New CMS Chief Confirmed by Senate
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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New CMS Chief Confirmed by Senate

MichaelDouglas1 - May 18, 2013

Under the radar, perhaps? One would think that that news of the first Senate-confirmed CMS head in 7 years would get some media play. This week, the…

Vermont Poised to Pass End of Life Legislation
Medical Ethics
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Medical Ethics
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Vermont Poised to Pass End of Life Legislation

MichaelDouglas1 - May 17, 2013

Vermont becomes the fourth state to legalize a physician’s ability to prescribe lethal medication to the terminally ill patient. The act is significant in this state because…

House GOP Brings Obamacare Up to a Vote (Again) This Week
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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House GOP Brings Obamacare Up to a Vote (Again) This Week

MichaelDouglas1 - May 16, 2013

Republicans are going after the red meat in the wake of not one, not two — but three concurrent potential “situations” that make damage control somewhat imperative…

HHS Secretary to Create Transparency Mechanisms to Address Medical Billing Costs
Finance
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Finance
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HHS Secretary to Create Transparency Mechanisms to Address Medical Billing Costs

MichaelDouglas1 - May 9, 2013

Back when TIME published its now classic mainstream longform piece “Bitter Pill”, the buzz in the healthcare blogosphere centered around the waste involved in the final point of…

Government Institute Announces Distancing from Psychiatric “Bible”
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Government Institute Announces Distancing from Psychiatric “Bible”

MichaelDouglas1 - May 4, 2013

Just mere weeks before the next edition of the “bible” of psychotherapeutics hits doctors’ offices nationwide, the federal government entity tasked with overseeing medical research is announcing…

Health Reform
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Delay of Care of Adults Closely Tied to Tighter Medicaid Eligibility Rules

MichaelDouglas1 - March 29, 2013

We all know the potential effects of the option of states which choose to forgo Medicaid expansion, given the choice to do so via last year’s SCOTUS ruling.…