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Cleveland, Texas Hospital Abruptly Closes–Note On Door Says We Hope to Re-Open Soon,... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One older article seemed to reflect something about a “boiler room” remodel but those are usually scheduled and maybe something unexpected popped up in that area as the no ... Read on »
CMS Overload of Short Term Inpatient Hospital Stays Appeals Process Leads To the Agency Offering... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This could be good and get a large number of appeals, which are slated to be around 800,000 out of the way, that is if the hospitals agree to the proposed numbers of aroun ... Read on »
VA Beginning to Use Wearables That Are Not Data Poachers … by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a good article here and goes to show that wearables that keep a patient’s dignity in place can be used successfully. This is a new project that is measuring the u ... Read on »
Apple Updates HealthKit Privacy Policies–Could Be A Good Time to Also Embrace Support For... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I said a while back that Apple has the money so if any tech company could kick the data sellers out, they could and it sounds like that’s the plan.  I did read to where th ... Read on »
VA Inspector General Takes the “Virtual Low Road” With Report at Phoenix Hospital,... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I can fully understand the efforts of the auditors and recreating what they found with data, but it all comes back once more to context and again we live too heavily in vi ... Read on »
Todd Park US CTO Leaving His Post-Anyone Noticing a Pattern Here With Technologists Jumping Ship... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You can’t blame him as he doesn’t need the money and anguish if you look at that angle, but according to what I have been reading his new mission is to help find smarter f ... Read on »
Prime Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against Hospital Employee Unions–Wants Them Out of The Way So... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well if this doesn’t beat all and really how much can the Union really do other than voice concerns, which they are entitled to do by all means.  Sure it got the attention ... Read on »
HHs Former Cyber Security Director Convicted of Child Pornography by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Where’s the NSA when you need them, right?  Heck with all they have, why didn’t they catch this guy:)  I do like the content here too that Tech Dirt brought up about our n ... Read on »
University of Arizona Medical Center Former Chief of Surgery Vindicated Of All Charges–Panel... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This was a nasty battle and you can reference the link below and get caught up.  The doctor was a whistle blowerr so that explains the politics here as it’s never easy for ... Read on »
CardioMEMS HF System-FDA Approved Implanted Monitoring Device Helps Reduce Hospital Admissions For... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a very worthwhile medical device and the video below shows a quick summary of how it works.  The patient lays on a pad to transmit the information and it m ... Read on »
Patient in California Finds Out the Hard Way That His Doctor No Longer Honors Blue Shield... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I remember Regal before their affiliation with the Heritage Providers and it was no problem in the earlier days but their affiliation now is changing things for patients.  ... Read on »
Ingenix (Optum-United Healthcare) Lawsuits Still Bouncing Around Out There–One Recently... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is unbelievable if I am reading this correctly as I had assumed that all insurers who licensed the data bases and software from United had agreed to switch to to the ... Read on »
Suicides At NYU And New York Presbyterian–2 Physican Interns Jumped To Their Deaths by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The first suicide fell 26 stories and people walking by heard the thud and it was pretty ugly according to those who saw the doctor’s body.  He had just completed his resi ... Read on »
Apax Partners Exploring Sale of Trizetto Health IT To Include Debt, Maybe Worth As Much as $3... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Trizetto was run by a former CEO from Cerner, Trace Devanny for a short while, who was CEO of Trizetto.   He decided to jump  ship in May of 2013 and now is at Nuance as P ... Read on »
Alabama Is The Next State Up With United Healthcare Firing Medicare Advantage Doctors–Notice... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The state medical association put out a release to notify consumers who have Medicare Advantage Policies with United Healthcare, that their state is next on the hit list.  ... Read on »
Hospitals and Insurers Duking It Out In New Jersey As More Non-Profits Become “For... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Prime Healthcare as well as other investors are buying up hospitals and the rates are going up on what insurers pay.  Meadowlands hospital has been one that has been in th ... Read on »
Radiologists Having a Hard Time Finding Residency As Teleradiology Takes Over “Day”... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Radiologists and orthopedic surgeons are still at the top of the doctor occupation chain but those jobs too are facing reimbursement cuts.  In the case of the hospital men ... Read on »
Roche To Buy InterMune Of Brisbane, California for $8.3 Billion by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Pirfenidone is the drug sold under the name of Esbriet in Europe and Canada and does not yet have US FDA approval but according to the article below, it sounds promising i ... Read on »
Hydrocodone-Combination Products Have Now Been Reclassified as Schedule II Drugs by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The new classification goes into effect in 45 days.  In 2008 HHS received a petition to make this change and at that time the drugs were left as a Schedule III.   A year l ... Read on »
Narrow Networks For Employers Soon An Option in New Jersey With “New Jersey Only” Plan... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well this should come as no surprise as we have seen United with their current Medicare Advantage networks with firing MDs who see senior patients, so here’s the next leve ... Read on »