HMO rules stuck in limbo HMO rules stuck in limbo

Physicians groups object to the time limits created...the health plans are writing their own standards for timely appointments...who's g...

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Just one replacement? They come in two's Just one replacement? They come in two's

Accident damaged breast implants...insurance company only wants to cover one?  How far does claim s...

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

John Ritter's Medical Treatment Disputed John Ritter's Medical Treatment Disputed

Four years later and the lawsuit continues...treatment for heart attacks in question..also we did n...

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Making Love and Migraines? Making Love and Migraines?

The big question, does it help or contribute?  BD  Preventing headaches in the first place can go...

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Actually, a long, healthy life costs more Actually, a long, healthy life costs more

Interesting study...so if we stay healthy, this means we need more money...more care...BD  LONDON...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

An e-Budget - Bush and a Tablet PC An e-Budget - Bush and a Tablet PC

Well, if this man can use a tablet, anyone can ...although he called it a notebook...and not a tabl...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Half of Americans don't get a second opinion Half of Americans don't get a second opinion

Good advice in the story....and worth reading...BD  In 2004, I almost agreed to a risky and compl...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Bush's efforts to rein in government spending places a dangerous target on health care Bush's efforts to rein in government spending places a dangerous target on health care

National Community Pharmacists Association speak out...BD "We urge Congress to reject, as it has the last two years, this ill-advised...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Online house calls click with doctors Online house calls click with doctors

Compensation still at the headline here...at Kaiser the physician may be a salaried or hourly emplo...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Managing Consulting Engagements Life as a Healthcare CIO: Managing Consulting Engagements

Great words of wisdom ...from the consultant's standpoint I would like to add the fact that a consultant has to work closely with the I...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Bra Size Link To Diabetes, UK Bra Size Link To Diabetes, UK

Inconclusive thus far, but the study will need to continue...BD  "Diabetes is linked to brea...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

My Dark Secret - Musings of a Distractible Mind My Dark Secret - Musings of a Distractible Mind

Interesting...read and form your own opinion...BD  I have kept this hidden for quite a long time,...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Watching Football Can Break Your Heart Watching Football Can Break Your Heart

Study was done in Germany, wonder if the ER rooms had an increase with yesterday's Super Bowl.....

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Doctors Have No Confidence In NHS Database, Says Poll, UK Doctors Have No Confidence In NHS Database, Says Poll, UK

Article breaks down questions by category...with the recent security breach this certainly does not build a strong level of confidence...BD...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Nine New Hospitals For BMI Healthcare - Transaction With Nuffield Hospitals Completes, UK Nine New Hospitals For BMI Healthcare - Transaction With Nuffield Hospitals Completes, UK

Private concern purchases 9 hospitals formerly owned by a non profit organization in the UK..no more than 10% of the overall patients admit...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

10 Things Your HMO Doctor Won't Tell You 10 Things Your HMO Doctor Won't Tell You

Worth reading, contracts with HMO insurers...every HMO doctor has them...do these contracts interfe...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Scarring Away Your Pain - prolotherapy Scarring Away Your Pain - prolotherapy

Creating scar tissue to relieve pain....been around for a long time according to the article..prolo...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Sperm Made from Female Stem Cells- All Female Baby Possible Sperm Made from Female Stem Cells- All Female Baby Possible

Are things going a little to far?  Are studies of this nature crossing the line?  BD  Scientists in the UK have successfully tricked stem...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

The Hip Office keeps you single, working The Hip Office keeps you single, working

One thought here - gee I could have had a tablet...BD  We're sure there's easier ways to ...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Education Programs from Medical Simulation Corporation Education Programs from Medical Simulation Corporation

Surgery simulation center - coming to a hospital near you...also offered are web based education cl...

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Foundation Health Services Receives Approval To Merge California Health Plan Operations Foundation Health Services Receives Approval To Merge California Health Plan Operations

HMO mergers in California...Health Net grows...BD   Foundation Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:FHS) today announced it has received final regul...

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Treatment without transfusions Treatment without transfusions

Efforts by 125 hospitals to potentially avoid blood transfusions...The threat of contracting an inf...

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Medical records found in apartment complex trash bin Medical records found in apartment complex trash bin

Security breach story of the week - paper this time...BD  LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police are investigating how dozens of boxes filled with medic...

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

50,000 Marriott Employees Get Online Health Alert System 50,000 Marriott Employees Get Online Health Alert System

Marriott had health coaches and how many alerts will a physician receive?  20 full time MDs tracki...

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

How can it be that health insurance doesn't cover autism? How can it be that health insurance doesn't cover autism?

Something I was not aware of as well....BD  Autism is a treatable disorder. Children can make significant improvement toward leading inde...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Domino's Pizza Tracker Domino's Pizza Tracker

  Now here's a business that has really taken technology seriously ...if we can do this well tra...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Win a Sahara i440D Sahara Tablet PC Win a Sahara i440D Sahara Tablet PC

Help Tabletpc2.com design a new logo for the website...need to act on this one quickly!    If you...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Stop taking new patients? Think twice Stop taking new patients? Think twice

Recently I have had a couple posts with physicians discussing the either present closure or potential closure of their practices...this col...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Study Calling For Medical Device Information To Better Serve Patients And Doctors from the FDA Study Calling For Medical Device Information To Better Serve Patients And Doctors from the FDA

On a prior post it was noted that the FDA needs some new technology...as the article states that key...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Physicians Can Charge Medicare Patients for Missed Appointments Physicians Can Charge Medicare Patients for Missed Appointments

But don't try to bill Medicare...needs to be billed to the patient...BD When a patient fails to show up for an appointment, the resul...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Bush Seeks Surplus via Medicare Cuts Bush Seeks Surplus via Medicare Cuts

Cutting more money...who's going to pay the bills?  How about the money in the insured's reserve funds?  According to recent articl...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

How the new Stark rules affect you How the new Stark rules affect you

Good reading from Medical Economics...if you can make sense of all of it...the article here does help but overall the entire issue is still...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Coding Cues:  Medical Economics Coding Cues: Medical Economics

Good and informative updates on Office Visits...99214 and others ...and information relative to anesthesia services...BD  But if you didn...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

FDA Alerts Doctors About Suicide Risk Of Antiepileptic Drugs FDA Alerts Doctors About Suicide Risk Of Antiepileptic Drugs

View the entire article for a listing.....11 listed....BD   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new information, yesterday, ...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

NeoMedix Offers Innovative Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery NeoMedix Offers Innovative Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

And it states that it is virtually pain free...FDA approved...visit the website for additional inf...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Health IT Will Lead To Safer, More Efficient Care, Leavitt Writes Health IT Will Lead To Safer, More Efficient Care, Leavitt Writes

I totally agree here...but next step...let's get some funding for the folks that use them...BD Greater use of health information techn...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

California’s Health Reform Failed Because Mandates Are Fundamentally Flawed California’s Health Reform Failed Because Mandates Are Fundamentally Flawed

Back to the same issues...will anybody pay the bill and how to control costs...BD As the members of the California Senate also learned, i...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Health Insurance Says no more Lipitor Health Insurance Says no more Lipitor

A move to a generic alternative maybe?  Would be interesting to hear from the physician to add some...

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Saint Luke's will end contract with UnitedHealthcare Saint Luke's will end contract with UnitedHealthcare

Termination date is for a year from now...until February 2009.  BD  Saint Luke's Health System said Thursday that it intends to termi...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Microsoft conference calling Microsoft conference calling

  Hilarious ....conferencing can be fun and there's even a little time left to dance!  Have fun with Office Communicator!  BD  More a...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Heroes Happen Here - Pitfalls of Paper... Heroes Happen Here - Pitfalls of Paper...

  http://blogs.technet.com/hhh_comic/archive/2008/01/31/hhh-comic-series-day-3.aspx

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Executives - Mobility and Tablet PCs - A Commentary Executives - Mobility and Tablet PCs - A Commentary

In my travels and in communicating with folks at various levels of health care, the one thing that s...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Straight Talk from the Stanford ER Straight Talk from the Stanford ER

Hash cookies...good work from the ER in finding this....especially since the child had medical issu...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Official says no drugs for off-duty police - Amsterdam Official says no drugs for off-duty police - Amsterdam

No pot for the off duty police...BD  AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch interior minister wants police officials to stop using soft drugs wh...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Experts, Lawmakers Call For Increased FDA Funding To Address Agency Problems Experts, Lawmakers Call For Increased FDA Funding To Address Agency Problems

  Update:   Back in December it was noted that many front line employees don't have computers......

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of CGMS® iPro™ Continuous Glucose Recorder Medtronic Announces FDA Approval of CGMS® iPro™ Continuous Glucose Recorder

288 readings a day for 3 days....return to your physician at the end of the 72 hours and go over th...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Washington State Health Care Associations Announce Resolution To Stop Charges For Preventable Medical Errors Washington State Health Care Associations Announce Resolution To Stop Charges For Preventable Medical Errors

And the insurers will not pay as well....again the question in some areas, what is preventable..some are obvious but there's an areas of...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Terminated - California Health Care Terminated - California Health Care

Back to the same issue..who's going to pay the bill?  There's quite a bit of money in the "cash reserves" held by the ins...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Should health insurance companies be for profit? Should health insurance companies be for profit?

Is it time to scrap the entire system and start over?  This article explores some opinions and thou...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Turns out it wasn't just false labor... Turns out it wasn't just false labor...

NORWOOD, Ohio - A woman who had been told that her pains were false labor pains gave birth in the driveway of her home. Charryse Brooks, 25...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lawsuit alleges testing fraud at Presbyterian Hospital Lawsuit alleges testing fraud at Presbyterian Hospital

One more for the legal system...real diagnosing or a matter of money?  Not enough of a story here to speculate...BD  Eleven women have fi...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Marijuana machines could be cure for inconvenience - California Marijuana machines could be cure for inconvenience - California

I guess this will be easier for the DEA to arrest a machine...well at least help put an end to the ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Database Taste Challenge! The Database Taste Challenge!

This is the hart hat area... as stated it is a trade promotion and you need to check company policy ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mobility Matters™: Tablet PC Mounting Solutions - Sahara i440D Mobility Matters™: Tablet PC Mounting Solutions - Sahara i440D

From Gail at the TabletKiosk blog...nice visuals that show the docking cradle for the Sahara i440D t...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A 'Crystallized Fart' Lasts Forever ..... A 'Crystallized Fart' Lasts Forever .....

There could be some value with an issue we seek medical advice for....for more on this story I have...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A swiped Blue Cross laptop puts data at risk - New Jersey A swiped Blue Cross laptop puts data at risk - New Jersey

Anybody heard of Windows Server 2003 or 2008 with the ability to wipe a mobile device...security br...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

President Bush Signs Bill With Veterans' Health Care Funds President Bush Signs Bill With Veterans' Health Care Funds

The veterans are getting a little help...now how about children and seniors...BD   President Bush on Monday signed into law a revised $696 ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Congress Budget Office Director Calls For Improvements In CMS Demos, More Data From Insurers Congress Budget Office Director Calls For Improvements In CMS Demos, More Data From Insurers

Budget office does not appear happy with the current reporting system...begging for data from insurance companies as relates to Medicare Ad...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Doc admits leaking study results to drug maker Doc admits leaking study results to drug maker

It could have been worse...could have been posted on Sermo?  BD   A Texas doctor leaked confidential research to the makers of the popular...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Physicians Can Update Evidence-Based Medical Information Using  WiserWiki -in Beta format at present Physicians Can Update Evidence-Based Medical Information Using WiserWiki -in Beta format at present

The site is open for all to read, but only board certified members can create and non certified can...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

2 hospitals got millions, spent little on charity - San Francisco 2 hospitals got millions, spent little on charity - San Francisco

Somewhat difficult to make full sense of this report as there are many other factors in the study that were possibly not included, such as ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

United/PacifiCare fined record $3.5 million United/PacifiCare fined record $3.5 million

Update:  Penalties could get upgraded according to this article..as posted earlier in the state of Washington there are reserves of 2.2 bil...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Microsoft - Protect yourself from Piracy Microsoft - Protect yourself from Piracy

Felt a need to mention this site relative to concerns about identity theft...another good reason th...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

HMO To Offer Humana Associates Innovative Program For Weight Loss by use of your cell phone HMO To Offer Humana Associates Innovative Program For Weight Loss by use of your cell phone

This HMO is taking the approach of letting your cell phone be your weight loss coach...now you can ...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
 
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