Some Hospitals Are Creating “Geriatric Emergency Rooms” for Patients 65 and Older Some Hospitals Are Creating “Geriatric Emergency Rooms” for Patients 65 and Older

I didn’t even know these existed and it sounds like the services and the centers are like a cros...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Newt Gingrich Group Goes Bankrupt–This Includes the Center for Health Transformation (aka CHT)–This Guy Really Has Issues With Math and Formulas… Newt Gingrich Group Goes Bankrupt–This Includes the Center for Health Transformation (aka CHT)–This Guy Really Has Issues With Math and Formulas…

The CHT was an early promoter of Health IT, but as the members of the GOP quit learning and become m...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Utah Medical Data Breach Update–Number of Files Exposed Now Grows to Around 800,000 Utah Medical Data Breach Update–Number of Files Exposed Now Grows to Around 800,000

The stats on this say it is affecting one out of every six state residents. In addition this has lan...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Doctor Who Co-Wrote Beach Boys Classic Song “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” Gives up Medical License–Accused of Prescribing Medications for Himself And Suffers From Drug Abuse Doctor Who Co-Wrote Beach Boys Classic Song “Little Old Lady from Pasadena” Gives up Medical License–Accused of Prescribing Medications for Himself And Suffers From Drug Abuse

This is actually a very sad story and he has had a psychiatric evaluation and had been living in dir...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fortune 500 Companies That Make Money From Taxes–Tenet Ranked #10 On The List Fortune 500 Companies That Make Money From Taxes–Tenet Ranked #10 On The List

As the article explains this is the “effective” tax rate  and it is at 12.1 percent o f profi...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shetty Signs Partner Agreement with Ascension Health For New “Indian” Style Managed Hospital to Be Built in the Caymans–Medical Tourism Shetty Signs Partner Agreement with Ascension Health For New “Indian” Style Managed Hospital to Be Built in the Caymans–Medical Tourism

This hospital system was originally announced back in 2010 and has been moving along slowly and the ...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ohio Drops Molina Healthcare As Medicaid Provider As Big Insurance Carriers Aetna and United Healthcare Move In Ohio Drops Molina Healthcare As Medicaid Provider As Big Insurance Carriers Aetna and United Healthcare Move In

Blue Cross is also losing some business here as far as big carriers go but we are seeing the reim...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Healthcare Billing Fraud–Office of the Inspector General HHS-OIG Is Finding “Organized Crime” With Some Criminals Armed With Guns and More…. Healthcare Billing Fraud–Office of the Inspector General HHS-OIG Is Finding “Organized Crime” With Some Criminals Armed With Guns and More….

The days of going in and finding a lone provider doing a little up-coding are starting to go away as...

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Monday, April 09, 2012

UnitedHealthCare Launches UHC.TV Online Video Portal–To Include Celebrities Such as Doctor Oz To Promote Better Health And Try To Be Social UnitedHealthCare Launches UHC.TV Online Video Portal–To Include Celebrities Such as Doctor Oz To Promote Better Health And Try To Be Social

Ok so what’s coming up next, Aetna TV, Blue Cross TV, oh I could go on but funny that they got Dr. O...

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Monday, April 09, 2012

Aetna States Letters Mailed to Thousands of California Customers Were A Mistake–Their Doctors Are Still In Network–”Rogue Algorithms and Flawed Data”–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 25 Aetna States Letters Mailed to Thousands of California Customers Were A Mistake–Their Doctors Are Still In Network–”Rogue Algorithms and Flawed Data”–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 25

There were folks in Texas and in a few other places there were not as lucky and did lose their docto...

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

FDA Approves Amyvid Radioactive Dye to Use With Pet Scans To See Brain Plaque To Help Rule Out Alzheimer's As A Reason for Mental Decline FDA Approves Amyvid Radioactive Dye to Use With Pet Scans To See Brain Plaque To Help Rule Out Alzheimer's As A Reason for Mental Decline

I knew I had heart plaque but now brain plaque.  Lilly has actually stated the drug should not be us...

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Kodak Has A Change of Heart And Withdraws Motion To End Health Coverage for Retirees But Is Still Looking To Pay 300 Execs Over $13 Million in Bonuses Kodak Has A Change of Heart And Withdraws Motion To End Health Coverage for Retirees But Is Still Looking To Pay 300 Execs Over $13 Million in Bonuses

At least the employees get to keep their retirement with the bankruptcy proceedings and give me a br...

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

HealthCompare–Yet One More Site to Help Consumers Understand and Help Buy Health Insurance HealthCompare–Yet One More Site to Help Consumers Understand and Help Buy Health Insurance

How many more will we see?  As everyone write a new algorithm for sorting and querying information e...

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Coviden (Formerly Known at Tyco Healthcare) Buys Two Hospital Device Companies Located In Israel Coviden (Formerly Known at Tyco Healthcare) Buys Two Hospital Device Companies Located In Israel

The two companies are right in line with that Coviden does with creating medical devices used in hos...

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Hackers Broke Into State Computers in Utah and Stole Medicaid Records and Other Personal Data Such as Social Security Numbers Hackers Broke Into State Computers in Utah and Stole Medicaid Records and Other Personal Data Such as Social Security Numbers

This is bad as the social security numbers were those of children receiving public assistance.  When...

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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Texas Hospital Hiring Policy–New Employees With BMI Higher Than 35 Won’t Be Hired–But Once Hired You Can Pack on the Pounds Texas Hospital Hiring Policy–New Employees With BMI Higher Than 35 Won’t Be Hired–But Once Hired You Can Pack on the Pounds

This one of those bizarre stories and the legality of it appears to be all over the place as if you ...

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Friday, April 06, 2012

More Fake Avastin Hits the US–2nd Time–Shipped From the UK And Originated in Turkey More Fake Avastin Hits the US–2nd Time–Shipped From the UK And Originated in Turkey

Alzutan is the name of the drug in Turkey and it is not approved for use in the United States.  Rich...

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Aetna’s 8% Rate Hike for Small Businesses in California Excessive Says State Insurance Department But Nothing They Can Do About It Aetna’s 8% Rate Hike for Small Businesses in California Excessive Says State Insurance Department But Nothing They Can Do About It

There’s been a lot of “Aetna” in the news the last couple o f days and you can see where they are ...

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Intuitive Surgical Sued In New York Over Death of 24 Year Old Woman Arising from the Use of the daVinci Robot During a Hysterectomy Intuitive Surgical Sued In New York Over Death of 24 Year Old Woman Arising from the Use of the daVinci Robot During a Hysterectomy

This is unusual as the robot has been sold and delivered to many hospitals across the US but the...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Employers Are Now Including More Medical Tests When It Comes to Employee Contributions and Coverage Offered With Health Insurance Employers Are Now Including More Medical Tests When It Comes to Employee Contributions and Coverage Offered With Health Insurance

The financial incentives are getting tough in some areas and those with chronic conditions are es...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Cheboygan Memorial Hospital In Michigan to Close After Sale Was Blocked–No Money to Stay Open Cheboygan Memorial Hospital In Michigan to Close After Sale Was Blocked–No Money to Stay Open

I sure hope I don’t have to revive my series I did a while back after the financial crash called Des...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Software as a Service for Small Businesses to Name Their Price for Employee Health Benefits Software as a Service for Small Businesses to Name Their Price for Employee Health Benefits

Oh the software as a service never ends..we are bombed with so many offering but lets add these folk...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Feds Reject Hawaii’s Proposal to Limit Most Adult Medicaid Recipients to 10 Days of Hospital Coverage A Year–Would Shift Expense Back to Hospitals Feds Reject Hawaii’s Proposal to Limit Most Adult Medicaid Recipients to 10 Days of Hospital Coverage A Year–Would Shift Expense Back to Hospitals

  There are a few exemptions here with children, pregnant women and those who are receiving cancer ...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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
 
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