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VA Hospital Declares Patient Dead Who Is Still Alive - Wife Discovers Him Alive With Going Back... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok here’s one more to add to the VA Saga.  He was unconscious and flown to a Lexington VA facility.  He’s only 46 years old.  His wife was given an official time of death ... Read on »
Town in Ohio Trying to Fine and Tell Wounded Veteran “He Can’t Have His Therapy... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the very same town residents are allowed to have one pot bellied pig, so does he have too many ducks maybe?  Is the city trying to make a few dollars.  Maybe then can c ... Read on »
Oracle Ties Their SRM (Social Relation Management) Software to LinkedIn Complimenting Oracle... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In case you missed it a couple months ago, Oracle purchased BlueKai which aggregates data on consumers, yes that data that’s out there about all of us.  BlueKai ties ... Read on »
CVS Buys 33 Store Drug Chain in Florida - Navarro Discount Pharmacy And Begins Signing Contracts... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Navarro is a Hispanic owned drug chain that has been in business for many years in the Miami-Dade area of Florida.  The names of the stores will not change due to branding ... Read on »
Congratulations To The US Government - You Have Successfully Created a Complex Healthcare System... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well it’s time for a rant and discussion on this topic and to try and take a look at the entire scenario.  We read every day about “patient engagement” and sure doctors an ... Read on »
Why Patients Cannot Trust Their Insurer, Government, Hospital or Credit Card Company - Guest Post by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today we have a guest post from Dr. Arvind Cavale,  endocrinologist and he makes some good points  about trust, yes where is the trust?  I ask that question myself as it’s ... Read on »
United Healthcare Plans to Operate in as Many as 24 Insurance Exchanges - 2nd Quarter Revenue... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I had to laugh as somewhere else on the web I read a title of “United embraces Obamacare”, well heck they practically run it so at this point embrace is a funny descriptio ... Read on »
Signature MD Concierge Medicine Provider Files Suite Against Another Concierge Provider, MDVIP by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We have had everyone else go to court so it’s time for the concierge doctor services to duke it out.  MDVIP is the largest in the country and was purchased by Proctor and ... Read on »
Medical Journal Says Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis Is Not Needed- It’s Turning Healthy People Into... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I don’t know a doctor who’s really been a big supporter of this since it came around.  As mentioned the only folks that benefit are the ones that sell drugs or data on peo ... Read on »
Medicare Penalties for Hospitals To Take Effect Later This Year With Patient Safety - Can We Learn... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m all for things that make the environments safer by all means and the program for controlling items like MRSA and other items as such are good but I’m looking at this m ... Read on »
UPS Accelerates US Medical Device Deliveries With 36 New Healthcare Compliant Field Stocking... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I wrote about this once before and actually talked to an executive at UPS about this.  We we talking about insulin pumps and the ability to have a replacement out to a pat ... Read on »
Could You Imagine a World With Stock Brokers, Real Estate Brokers, Etc. Not Having to Be... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you read here often enough over the last 3 years, this is nothing new as I have had a campaign to require Data Sellers, all of them, banks, companies, brokers, etc. to ... Read on »
One More VA Problem Emerges Outside of Appointment Scheduling - Employees Were Told to Change the... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy They changed the dates on when the claims were made.  This is a manual process as it talks about the boxes mail and paper, so this is front running event he scheduling pro ... Read on »
CMS Tells California and Other States to Inform Them On How They Are Going to Resolve Medicaid... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I had to mention the kettle here as this is not an easy task and what does CMS think they are going to do?  The answer is to update some IT functionality and get the data ... Read on »
MMRGlobal Receives “New” Clinical Trials Patent, Universities Validate Patient... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here’s the press release below and I myself am not a patent expert here and may not understand how far reaching licensing may go here with with where this would apply, but ... Read on »
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 »