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Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor

Sedalia, Colorado
Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM) promotes the philosophy of individual rights, personal responsibility, and free market economics in health care. FIRM holds that the only moral and practical way to obtain medical care is that of individuals choosing and paying for their own... Full Bio
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Doc Fix Critiques by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Three recent negative critiques of the Medicare "Doc Fix" " House 'Doc Fix' Bill Makes Things Worse, Medicare Analysis Finds " (Chris Jacobs, Wall Street Journal) " Medi ... Read on »
Perry: Lessons From Cosmetic Surgery Markets by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Economist Mark Perry has a written a nice review, " What economic lessons about health care can we learn from the market for cosmetic procedures? " In general, these serv ... Read on »
More MOC Controversy by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek has a new article on the controversy surrounding the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): " A Certified Medical Controversy ". Here's t ... Read on »
Amerling Vs. Ginsburg on Fee For Service by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Wall Street Journal recently published a nice pair of columns on both sides of the issue, " Should the U.S. Move Away From Fee-for-Service Medicine ?" The anti-fee-fo ... Read on »
Hsieh Forbes Column: 18-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed to Smoke by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy My latest Forbes column discusses the latest debate over raising the legal age for smoking: " Smoking Is Bad, But 18-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed to Smoke ". In particular ... Read on »
Bad Health Tech by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The New York Times recently ran a surprisingly good article, " Why Health Care Tech Is Still So Bad ". From the article A friend of mine, a physician in his late 60s, re ... Read on »
Patients Secretly Recording Doctors by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The 3/12/2015 edition of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) discusses " Ethical Implications of Patients and Families Secretly Recording Conversations With P ... Read on »
3 Good Things About US Health Care by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy US health care isn't perfect by any means. But Dr. Suneel Dhand gives us some much-needed perspective in this piece, " You’re lucky to be a patient in America. Here are 3 r ... Read on »
The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The battle over "Maintenance of Certification" (MOC) has finally hit the mainstream press in this informative Newsweek piece, " The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine ". ... Read on »
Proposed Legal Protection For Direct Primary Care in Florida by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From Florida, a good idea : "Doctors and nurses could charge patients a set fee and provide services in exchange for that price and not be afoul of the state’s insurance cod ... Read on »
A Radiologist's Day by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a radiologist, I really appreciated this comic " A Radiologist's Day ".  You can click on the image below to see the full-sized version. (And I bought the t-shirt at C ... Read on »
McArdle on Economic Progress and Health Care by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Megan McArdle has written a nice piece on economic progress over the past century, " It's Complicated. But Hopeful. " The whole piece is worth reading, as it helps put di ... Read on »
Physician Shortage Update by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From the Washington Post: " U.S. faces 90,000 doctor shortage by 2025, medical school association warns ". Here is the opening The United States faces a shortage of as ... Read on »
Catron On King-v.-Burwell by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy David Catron explains why " King v. Burwell Is Much Bigger Than Obamacare ". Here's the opening to his piece The Court will hear oral arguments this Wednesday in King v. ... Read on »
"Right To Try" Proposed In Oregon by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Another good step in the right direction Diego Morris said he’s alive today because he used experimental drugs to treat his cancer even though they weren’t approved by th ... Read on »
Catron: Still Not Working by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy David Catron discusses the latest snafus with ObamaCare in his latest AmSpec piece, " No, Mr. President, Obamacare Isn’t Working ". A couple of excerpts Last week, the W ... Read on »
FDA Hindering Promising Therapies Derived From Patient's Own Cells by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Interesting update from the Winter 2015 issue of City Journal: " Patient, Heal Thyself ". Their teaser line: "Treatments from our own cells could cure many diseases -- if ... Read on »
BRI Debate at Georgetown by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Benjamin Rush Institute will be sponsoring a debate on 3/27/2015 at Georgetown University School of Medicine " Be It Resolved: Affordable, quality healthcare develops f ... Read on »
WSJ On Records and Regulators by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Two quick links to recent Wall Street Journal pieces worth reading. Singer: " ObamaCare's Electronic-Records Debacle ". He highlights both the obvious and hidden costs ... Read on »
ICD-10 Costs by Dr. Paul Hsieh Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From the Daily Signal: " How This New Regulation Will Drive Up Your Health Care Costs ". Our own medical practice is already undergoing ICD-10 training as well as upgradi ... Read on »