Blue Cross Algorithms Shift Profit Money to Wellpoint – 1 Billion in Cash Reserves in California – One Insured Can’t Even Downgrade to a Lower Policy if They Have Seen a Doctor in the Last 6 Months Blue Cross Algorithms Shift Profit Money to Wellpoint – 1 Billion in Cash Reserves in California – One Insured Can’t Even Downgrade to a Lower Policy if They Have Seen a Doctor in the Last 6 Months

I read somewhere in the news today that the President’s plan contains IT, well I certainly hope so a...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FDA Says Ear Candles Are Not a Good Idea – Is This A Cult? FDA Says Ear Candles Are Not a Good Idea – Is This A Cult?

This one was a new one for me too, I had never heard of sticking a candle in your ear!   Some were s...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Asymptomatic Depression: Hidden Epidemic and Huge Untapped Market (Reality Check) Asymptomatic Depression: Hidden Epidemic and Huge Untapped Market (Reality Check)

This is just way too funny and I felt this needed to be shared!  With all the ridiculous commercials...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Senator Evan Bayh Says Congress Is a Dysfunctional Institution – I Agree Here as Lack of Participation And “Tech Denial” Figure Big Here Senator Evan Bayh Says Congress Is a Dysfunctional Institution – I Agree Here as Lack of Participation And “Tech Denial” Figure Big Here

I know I have made this statement many times, but with transparency it’s beginning to show.  We can’...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Avandia Will Help Control Diabetes But You Could be At Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Doing So Avandia Will Help Control Diabetes But You Could be At Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Doing So

This is the big question on the minds of the FDA, Congress and others.  Are you getting treatment fo...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Employers Working with Pharmacy Benefit Managers for Warfarin and Tamoxifen Genomic Testing – Individual Policy Holders Still Need to Pay for Their Own Testing Employers Working with Pharmacy Benefit Managers for Warfarin and Tamoxifen Genomic Testing – Individual Policy Holders Still Need to Pay for Their Own Testing

Pharmacy benefit managers are getting creative and this appears to be another “business intelligence...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Blue Cross Cuts for Physical Therapy – Payment Algorithms Changing to Flat Fee of $75 No Matter What the Level or Duration of Care Provided Blue Cross Cuts for Physical Therapy – Payment Algorithms Changing to Flat Fee of $75 No Matter What the Level or Duration of Care Provided

Unlike the premium increases, this goes into effect March 1st, and as we all know physical therapy i...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

HHS To Conduct Survey With Medicare Patients on PHR Use – Non Participants Who Probably Don’t Use a PHR Themselves Looking for Answers (It’s for Those Guys Over There) HHS To Conduct Survey With Medicare Patients on PHR Use – Non Participants Who Probably Don’t Use a PHR Themselves Looking for Answers (It’s for Those Guys Over There)

If the folks that decided this survey was needed used a PHR themselves, they would have their answer...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Schwarzenegger – The GOP Is the Party of “No” And That Needs to Change Schwarzenegger – The GOP Is the Party of “No” And That Needs to Change

Arnold Schwarzenegger pretty well sums it up here.  He adds you need to just keeping working the pro...

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Take your Vital Signs at Microsoft – The Health/Lifestyle Room At Redmond Take your Vital Signs at Microsoft – The Health/Lifestyle Room At Redmond

Hugo Ortega, a Microsoft MVP and Tablet PC fanatic like myself was traveling this week to include hi...

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

NHS Bowing Out From Running Hinchingbrooke Hospital – District Hospital to be Turned Over to Private Industry NHS Bowing Out From Running Hinchingbrooke Hospital – District Hospital to be Turned Over to Private Industry

CAMBRIDGE University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has taken their name out of the hat for the bid...

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Where’s Some of the Focus for Johnson and Johnson Revenue Cycles – “Legally Patented Stent Wars”? Where’s Some of the Focus for Johnson and Johnson Revenue Cycles – “Legally Patented Stent Wars”?

I am not picking per se here, but gee every time I turn around I keep hearing about one suit after a...

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Johnson and Johnson Drops Investment for MRSA Drug Development After Failing to Meet European CE Mark & FDA Approvals Johnson and Johnson Drops Investment for MRSA Drug Development After Failing to Meet European CE Mark & FDA Approvals

Basilea Pharmaceutica and Johnson and Johnson worked together on the drug for MRSA infections and af...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Feinstein Proposes “National Medical Insurance Rate Authority” Legislation To Allow HHS Secretary to Review – Hope HHS Can Wrap Their Heads Around the Algorithms And Not Get Lost in the Shuffle Feinstein Proposes “National Medical Insurance Rate Authority” Legislation To Allow HHS Secretary to Review – Hope HHS Can Wrap Their Heads Around the Algorithms And Not Get Lost in the Shuffle

It looks like we have a breakthrough here with perhaps a new type of law or at least some baby steps...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Forget Steroids – Gene Doping is the Next Frontier for Athletes – Genetic DNA Cell Protein Modification Forget Steroids – Gene Doping is the Next Frontier for Athletes – Genetic DNA Cell Protein Modification

With the Olympics running in full force now, this seems to be a good time to talk about the next fro...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Molina Healthcare Acquiring Unisys Health Information Management for Approximately 135 Million Molina Healthcare Acquiring Unisys Health Information Management for Approximately 135 Million

This was actually announced last month but in case you missed it Molina is purchasing the healthcare...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

San Joaquin General Hospital Bakersfield, CA Ending Residency Program and More to Cut Costs San Joaquin General Hospital Bakersfield, CA Ending Residency Program and More to Cut Costs

  San Joaquin General Hospital in Bakersfield is looking at some serious cuts, as noted here in the...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Angel Flights – Free Flights for Patients Needing Medical Care Through Volunteer Efforts Angel Flights – Free Flights for Patients Needing Medical Care Through Volunteer Efforts

This is something I thought was worth a mention as many may not even know this opportunity exists. ...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010
 
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