Healthcare Reform

#PWChat Recap: The Future of Medicaid Funding | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another informative discussion focusing on healthcare and, more specifically, medicaid funding. It was co-hosted by Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP.

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

American Medical Association Opposes Obamacare Repeal, Says it Violates ‘Do No Harm’ Rule | News Brief

The American Medical Association (AMA), in a letter to Senate leaders, outlined its opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Throughout the health system reform debate, the

#PWChat Recap: The Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Physician’s Weekly and Dr. Linda Girgis hosted their continuing #PWChat series on Wednesday, June 21. The topic discussed was the increasing costs in healthcare, and what the

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

American College of Physicians Gives 7 Recommendations to Improve American Health Care to Congress | News Brief

The American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, ‘A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda

What the Future of Healthcare Will Look Like Under President Trump (Part II) | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, hosted its second live Tweet Chat on March 22 as a one-month follow-up discussion on the future state of our nation’s healthcare system.

What Is the Future of Healthcare Under President Trump? | Feature

The future of healthcare under President Trump and how healthcare providers can have a say in it.   Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP,

To Standardize or Not to Standardize? | Medical Blog

How much can we standardize medicine, and even if we can, is that a good thing? There was a meeting yesterday for all of our Ambulatory Care

What are the Implications of the 21st Century Cures Act? | Medical Blog

  On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. While the overwhelming majority supported this act, many others expressed their concerns

IDSA Statement: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act | Medical Blog

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which will address the worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis, as well as the nation’s opioid epidemic

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

U.S. Opens Door to a Change in Blood Donation Policy for Gay Men | Feature

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a

Study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program | Feature

A new study of insurance coverage of people with HIV concludes that a decades-old program that offers free medical care remains a critical necessity despite the availability

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Coming soon! Your government presents… | Medical Blog

The United States Government Healthcare Appointment line! SCENE; JUST A SHORT TIME INTO THE FUTURE OPERATOR:   RECORDED VOICE: United States Health Care appointment line. You must first find

Doctor Curmudgeon® : “I Flunked the ICD-10 Test” | Medical Blog

By Doctor Curmudgeon®   How could this be? I took this stupid test that I had to take for ICD-10…and I flunked! Doctor Curmudgeon® does not flunk

Mortality, Hospitalization, & Expenditures in Medicare Patients | News Brief

Research from Yale and Harvard indicates that all-cause mortality and hospitalization rates, as well as expenditures per beneficiary, appear to have decreased between 1999 and 2013 among

EMR Alerts: Crying Wolf | Medical Blog

"Each of these alerts may seem like a good idea, but they are given equal weight in the EMR, so that the fatal interaction alert looks the same as the warning that ibuprofen should be given with food."

Keeping Claims from Becoming Denials in ICD-10 | Feature

One of the most important medical billing practices to adopt is to catch potential denials before those claims ever get submitted.

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