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

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
 
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