Aetna Notifies 130 Texas Doctors That It Will Terminate Their Contracts on July 1 – E & M Codes Primary Levels 4 and 5 Billing Analytics For Peer Comparison Used To Substantiate the Decision - Video Aetna Notifies 130 Texas Doctors That It Will Terminate Their Contracts on July 1 – E & M Codes Primary Levels 4 and 5 Billing Analytics For Peer Comparison Used To Substantiate the Decision - Video

This has been going on a long time and I have had conversations with doctors here in California w...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Medical Marijuana in the Picture Again As DEA Raids Oakland Oaksterdam University Medical Marijuana in the Picture Again As DEA Raids Oakland Oaksterdam University

  Here we go again with the cannabis question on legality with questions between State and Federal ...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

CVS CareMark Puts Out A Study on Medication Compliance Based on Chronic Conditions And Where Patients Get Their Drugs CVS CareMark Puts Out A Study on Medication Compliance Based on Chronic Conditions And Where Patients Get Their Drugs

This is nice to have some “crunched” numbers based on data the company has internally and i...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Biomet Makes Offer to Buy DePuy Business from Johnson and Johnson To Enable Regulatory Clearance for The Purchase of Synthes Biomet Makes Offer to Buy DePuy Business from Johnson and Johnson To Enable Regulatory Clearance for The Purchase of Synthes

Biomet is also in the artificial joint business and corporate offices are located in the UK.  On th...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Medical Quack Has a New Blog Format–Added Resources and Some New Additional Information… Medical Quack Has a New Blog Format–Added Resources and Some New Additional Information…

I have been working to try and make the Medical Quack a little more informative and have added s...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Early PET Response To Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy In Sarcoma Patients Predicts Survival Study Finds Early PET Response To Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy In Sarcoma Patients Predicts Survival Study Finds

This study appears to say that having a PET scan after the first treatment for chemotherapy gives so...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Fist Fight and Love Triangle In Pennsylvania Costs One CEO His Job–HighMark Fist Fight and Love Triangle In Pennsylvania Costs One CEO His Job–HighMark

A job paying $4.5 million a year is not easy to come by, at least in my area of the world it’s no...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Neupro Patch Gets FDA Approval for Advanced Stage Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome Neupro Patch Gets FDA Approval for Advanced Stage Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Leg Syndrome

The patch is worn for a day and contains a sulfite, sodium metabisulfite that some are allergic to a...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Express Scripts and Medco Get Federal Approval To Merger Valued at $29 Billion - Is It All About Data to sell for Bigger Profits? Express Scripts and Medco Get Federal Approval To Merger Valued at $29 Billion - Is It All About Data to sell for Bigger Profits?

This means more mail order prescriptions on the way eventually as almost all health plans today...

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Over Diagnosing for Breast Cancer? Report Suggests Some Treatments Were Not Needed Over Diagnosing for Breast Cancer? Report Suggests Some Treatments Were Not Needed

This is one that I know about through my mother as we had this happen.  It turned out she did not ha...

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Oracle Buys Cloud Based Clinical Trial Application Company–ClearTrial Oracle Buys Cloud Based Clinical Trial Application Company–ClearTrial

It was not too long ago that Oracle Larry Ellison received an award for his contributions to Healt...

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Study Suggests that Pay for Performance Incentives for Hospitals Is Not Leading to Better Patient Outcomes Study Suggests that Pay for Performance Incentives for Hospitals Is Not Leading to Better Patient Outcomes

Back in January of 2011 we had another study saying the same thing so we can add one more bit of inf...

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Hospitals and Insurance Company Competing for Patients In Pittsburgh–Contracts In Question Hospitals and Insurance Company Competing for Patients In Pittsburgh–Contracts In Question

In this case it’s Highmark and UPMC in the Pittsburg area.  It’s interesting to listen to the commen...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Orange County Oncology Doctor Who Couldn’t Stop Defrauding Medicare Will Get His License Back After He Serves Time & House Sold for Just Under $10 Million Orange County Oncology Doctor Who Couldn’t Stop Defrauding Medicare Will Get His License Back After He Serves Time & House Sold for Just Under $10 Million

This was the oncologist that couldn’t help himself and made millions and on top of this the governm...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Wrath of Dr. Khan–ER Versus Medicine Video (Humor) The Wrath of Dr. Khan–ER Versus Medicine Video (Humor)

This is just too funny…only an ER doctor…and glad he has a sense of humor too.   Wrath of Dr. Khan     We certainly need a break now ...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

BATS Stock Exchange IPO Rogue Algos–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 34–See How Other Killer Algorithms Occur in Every Day Life With Healthcare & Credit BATS Stock Exchange IPO Rogue Algos–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 34–See How Other Killer Algorithms Occur in Every Day Life With Healthcare & Credit

If you haven’t figured this one out yet, it’s about computer code and “rogue” algorithms and this ca...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Discussion on Supreme Court Hearing on Healthcare Reform–How Will This Play Out With Current Day Algorithms of Commerce And Unintended Consequences-Video Discussion on Supreme Court Hearing on Healthcare Reform–How Will This Play Out With Current Day Algorithms of Commerce And Unintended Consequences-Video

Do we think that they are immune from politics is one of the questions discussed here.  Granted ther...

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

US Chamber of Commerce Working on Full Scale Mission With Seeking Life Sciences Opportunities in Israel US Chamber of Commerce Working on Full Scale Mission With Seeking Life Sciences Opportunities in Israel

You can see some of the major companies included in this area and when you think of it a lot of the ...

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

“Remote Area Medical–California” Begins Four Day Free Medical Clinic in Oakland–Volunteers Needed “Remote Area Medical–California” Begins Four Day Free Medical Clinic in Oakland–Volunteers Needed

Folks are traveling all the way from Napa to get care at the free medical clinic.  RAM does good wor...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Wells Fargo Bank Files Suit Against Medical Development Intl Over Loan Defaults And Asked Judge to Appoint Receiver–Business Analytics Tactics and Algorithms Questioned Wells Fargo Bank Files Suit Against Medical Development Intl Over Loan Defaults And Asked Judge to Appoint Receiver–Business Analytics Tactics and Algorithms Questioned

With $55.3 million in assets and $74.9 million in liabilities the money analytics are alive and runn...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

FDA Considering Digitally Driven Kiosks for Self Diagnosis With Specific Conditions Via Algorithmic Processes FDA Considering Digitally Driven Kiosks for Self Diagnosis With Specific Conditions Via Algorithmic Processes

If you have heard or read the news of late it has been all over that the FDA is considering making c...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

CVS/Caremark Sends Letters to Tufts Members Containing Personal Information Like Medical Conditions/Meds Info to Wrong Patients–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 24 CVS/Caremark Sends Letters to Tufts Members Containing Personal Information Like Medical Conditions/Meds Info to Wrong Patients–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 24

This is chapter 24 addressing flawed data this time.  The article said that CVS would not discuss th...

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Friday, March 23, 2012
 
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