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Optum/United Healthcare Opening New Hospice Care Facilities In Birmingham & Macon, Hospice For... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m not sure with how the actual ownership goes here as United has such a huge tiered tree of subsidiary companies, who in turn have other extension sub-subsidiaries under ... Read on »
California Consumer Watchdog Files Lawsuit Against Blue Cross For Botched Up Algorithms and... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We all  know the stories here in California during open enrollment and afterwards “is the doctor is or is the doctor out”.  To start out all Blue Cross and Blue Shield pol ... Read on »
United Healthcare Files Legal Suit Against State of California - Stemming Back to PacifiCare... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The acquisition was a terrible mess for sure and nobody, to include Untied is denying that fact but the claims situation and dollar amounts owed on files going back to 200 ... Read on »
MMRGlobal Signs Patent License With Leading EMR Systems Provider in Australia by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you have been following along here for a year or two there have been all kinds of developments related to MMRGlobal related patent infringements and some big names have ... Read on »
Theranos Leases Large Office Space in Arizona, Expanding the Company Presence And Soon More Jobs by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you have not read about Theranos it’s the “new labs” company emerging that requires only one drop of blood and provides tests at a cost of around half of what Medicare ... Read on »
Insurance Subsidiaries Working Both Ends With Billing and Auditing Functions… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s hard to keep track of who owns who anymore and here’s a good example of an Optum owned company that was bought by United about 4 years ago for 1.5 Billi ... Read on »
Tenet Cancels Contracts With Orthopedic Surgeons in Palm Springs While Unrest Still Continues in... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a concern for doctors all across the state as a big decision has not been made and it appears meetings are taking place all over California and this is a big deal ... Read on »
“Taking Back Medicine”, Maintenance of Certification/Licensing, And the Haunting... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Who do you want to make decisions about your healthcare?  Physicians are driven to care by financially incentivized with folks who are not involved in direct healthcare.  ... Read on »
“Programming Sucks - Trimming Satan's Pubic Hair While He Dines Out Of My Open Skull”... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With all the talk about Facebook and their so called study, which was really just a data scientist who in my opinion got a little full of himself and wanted recognition…to ... Read on »
DOD Military Version of “Remote Area Medical” Brings It’s Free Medical And... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is not exactly like Remote Area Medical in the fact these are not private doctors by all means, but rather military doctors and dentists who are providing care at no ... Read on »
Prime Healthcare Seals the Deal With Purchasing Another “Desperate Hospital” in Michigan by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Prime Healthcare is located in California and has made business of purchasing hospitals in financial woes and of course the alternative of having the hospital close is not ... Read on »
Kaiser Permanente Opens New Hospital in Oakland by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is hospital number two of three new hospitals to be opened by Kaiser in California this year.  For a non-profit Kaiser sits on a lot of money like around $21 billion ... Read on »
VA Medical Records And a Laptop Computer Found in Garbage In San Antonio by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The records were found in a dumpster at an apartment complex and had all the information, social security numbers and more.  The pages clearly show the VA Logo along with ... Read on »
Doctors In Southern California Implanted Fake Hardware With Patient Spinal Surgeries That Were... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s a lot to this story and first of all the machine shop in Temecula is now closed for one and it was a shop that made part for sail boats so there’s a big difference ... Read on »
CMS Intends To Remove CME In Open Payments Program, The CMS Is Very Concerned The Agency Might... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is pretty stupid as CME has been exempt from the Sunshine Act and sure there’s other items that are more and doctors get credit and need so many hours credit for thei ... Read on »
CMA Asks United Healthcare in California To Delay Premium Designation Program With... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well we should all know about scoring now as consumers we have so much secret scoring going on but that’s not the case here with the doctors in California as from what I r ... Read on »
Roll Out of Healthcare.Gov Is Going To Haunt For A Long Time - Flawed Data Rolling In Everywhere... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well of course this was to be expected with the way the web site was rolled out as any technologist knows this comes around later to clean up when there’s not an organized ... Read on »
Genentech (Roche) To Buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals - Breast Cancer Therapies $750 Million Cash & Up... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Seragon has only been in business for around a year or so.  As you can see $750 cash and an addition billion depending on how the drugs perform at certain milestones.  Fro ... Read on »
FDA Files Injunction Against California Drug Company Distributing Vaginal Wipes & Lubricants,... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We have seen this before and the one that comes to mind was back a ways when Cheerios was told to file an application for their false advertising but look how long this ha ... Read on »
Health City, A Partnership With Ascension Health in Cayman Islands Offering Internships for... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Health City just recently opened in the Caymans and of course in time this is planned to be a destination for medical tourism for US citizens as it grows.  The idea here i ... Read on »