United Healthcare Acquisition of Monarch Healthcare HMO Already Causing Confusion and Access Problems for Blue Shield Patients in Orange County United Healthcare Acquisition of Monarch Healthcare HMO Already Causing Confusion and Access Problems for Blue Shield Patients in Orange County

United Healthcare has become such a huge conglomerate in the health insurance and other Health IT in...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Hospitals in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Ohio Will Require Pre-Payment Audits From Medicare for Heart and Orthopedic Surgeries- Algorithm “For Take Back Letters” or Hospital Stays Would be Denied Payment Hospitals in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Ohio Will Require Pre-Payment Audits From Medicare for Heart and Orthopedic Surgeries- Algorithm “For Take Back Letters” or Hospital Stays Would be Denied Payment

Well I guess you could call this the first big Medicare step for rationing patient care in a way.  I...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Attack of the Killer Algorithms Part 6–Discrimination With Consumer Credit-Same As Health Insurance Wanting Consumers to Reconstruct Records From Many Years Past As Middle Class Turns Into Data Chasers-Days of Taking Risks to Get Ahead Will Be Limited For Most…Occupy Algorithms Attack of the Killer Algorithms Part 6–Discrimination With Consumer Credit-Same As Health Insurance Wanting Consumers to Reconstruct Records From Many Years Past As Middle Class Turns Into Data Chasers-Days of Taking Risks to Get Ahead Will Be Limited For Most…Occupy Algorithms

I was actually hoping part 5 was the end of the Attack Series but it may go on for a few more writin...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

“The US Government is the World’s Dumbest Loan Shark”– “How The F*** Is It That  Martha Stewart Went to Jail –Jon Stewart Video “The US Government is the World’s Dumbest Loan Shark”– “How The F*** Is It That Martha Stewart Went to Jail –Jon Stewart Video

This is good now that Bloomberg news broke open the real facts on TARP.  Jon Stewart in his usual style gets right to the point.  It’s all a...

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Even the Silicon Valley is Concerned About the Number of Incubators Out There– In the Consumer Healthcare Part of It Too Much Duplication and Software That Does One Thing Even the Silicon Valley is Concerned About the Number of Incubators Out There– In the Consumer Healthcare Part of It Too Much Duplication and Software That Does One Thing

Maybe I feel these things early but for the last year I have been complaining about way too many app...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

More Flawed Data and Algorithms–Integrated management Resource Group With Federal Pensions More Flawed Data and Algorithms–Integrated management Resource Group With Federal Pensions

I keep telling everyone, check the math and this audit found errors here too, they are amongst us so...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Bone Marrow Donors Now Have the Opportunity to be Paid–California Judge Rules This is Not An Organ Transplant Bone Marrow Donors Now Have the Opportunity to be Paid–California Judge Rules This is Not An Organ Transplant

This is now a stem cell procedure with harvesting cells so the courts kept up with the times as far ...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Cedars-Sinai Hospital Closing In-Patient and Out-Patient Psychiatry Services–Will Give Grants To Nearby Clinics Cedars-Sinai Hospital Closing In-Patient and Out-Patient Psychiatry Services–Will Give Grants To Nearby Clinics

This sounds to me like the medical center is moving a little closer to what I call the Prime Healthc...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Grandma and the “Big Bad” SGR That Looms To Fix Medicare Compensation for Doctors–New Year Same Problem for the Boneheads of the Hill Grandma and the “Big Bad” SGR That Looms To Fix Medicare Compensation for Doctors–New Year Same Problem for the Boneheads of the Hill

Yes it’s that time of the year again to see if Congress will create a permanent fix or do another ex...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

HHS Extends Deadline for Stage 2 Meaningful Use for Another Year-Difficult When Deadlines Are Created by Executives Without Any Health IT/Engineering In Their Backgrounds HHS Extends Deadline for Stage 2 Meaningful Use for Another Year-Difficult When Deadlines Are Created by Executives Without Any Health IT/Engineering In Their Backgrounds

We see this a lot as those who have never touched a stick of code or understand at least the mechani...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Degenerative Arthritis Treatment With Stem Cells Helps Man in His 70s Who Was Facing Both Knee and Hip Replacements–Video Degenerative Arthritis Treatment With Stem Cells Helps Man in His 70s Who Was Facing Both Knee and Hip Replacements–Video

This is an interesting interview about the use of stem cells and how this man came about his treatme...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Are Good Flavors Contributing to Our US Problem of Obesity?  60 Minutes Shows How Flavors Are Created & Affect All of Us Are Good Flavors Contributing to Our US Problem of Obesity? 60 Minutes Shows How Flavors Are Created & Affect All of Us

If you missed this, take a look at the video and see how taste and sniffing affects what we eat.  Th...

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Teva and Ranbaxy Agreement Announced for the Sale of Generic Lipitor Teva and Ranbaxy Agreement Announced for the Sale of Generic Lipitor

With the huge sales of Lipitor Pfizer has had over the years, this has to be one of the hottest gene...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FINRA Sanctions Firms for Selling Interests in Troubled Companies, One in the OC, Capital Holdings Financed IHHI–Chain of 8 Hospitals in the OC–Guns, Porn You Name It All Here FINRA Sanctions Firms for Selling Interests in Troubled Companies, One in the OC, Capital Holdings Financed IHHI–Chain of 8 Hospitals in the OC–Guns, Porn You Name It All Here

This is a healthcare soap opera if you have ever heard one.  I guess living here I’m probably a litt...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
 
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