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Thousands of Nurses Plan To Walk Off the Job For Two Days–Striking at 21 California Kaiser... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There could be as many as 18,000 nurses walk off the job and picket the facilities.  Nurses have been in the process of negotiating a new contract and a big concern is pat ... Read on »
Rebuilding and Cleaning Up the VA- New Secretary In Action, Hands On and Restoring Faith–60... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This was a good interview and already the Secretary has already visited over 40 facilities.  Maybe this is going to be good as certainly sounds like it as Robert McDonald  ... Read on »
UMASS Former Employee Accused of Selling Patient Information on the Web–Charged With 20... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again with medical record theft and each case is a little different.  In this case there were no fraudulent income taxes filed, just selling their information o ... Read on »
University of Pittsburgh Medical Researcher and Professor Convicted of Using Cyanide to Kill His... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The doctor got a life’s sentence, and his wife was also a doctor.  The lethal level of poison in her system was the one point that was the deciding decision for the the ju ... Read on »
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obamacare Subsidies- They Hold the Code In Their Hands That... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So here we go again and as I stated in the tittle here, the machines run the Affordable Care Act.  When you think about all of this, what runs Healthcare.Gov, it’s the mac ... Read on »
Insurance Carriers and Brokers Are Big Data Players With Data Mining, Selling and... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Remember a while back when Walgreen moves their employees over to a private insurance exchange?  Well there’s more to this exchange that what meets the eye here.  Aon has ... Read on »
Quincy Medical Center to Close at the End of the Year in Massachusetts by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is one of the larger hospital closures in Massachusetts in years.  700 people lose jobs.  Steward Health System took over the hospital a few years ago along with a fe ... Read on »
Walgreens Has A Bond Sale to Help Finance Purchase of Boots Pharmacy in the UK–$8 Billion by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We knew something was coming to afford to buy the rest of the Boots Pharmacy chain and cut backs would not allow this kind of money so a bond sale it was and now the compa ... Read on »
The Take Over and Sell Off of the NHS–By Companies from the United States, United Healthcare... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a video created by doctors trying to save the US and it’s a striking comparison to the US and is in fact blaming the US for a lot of the problems with the NHS.  Th ... Read on »
Senior Patient Attacks Four Nurses At Hospital, Escapes, Was Tasered and Died by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Nobody knows why this happened as the patient was there for stomach issues, not psychiatric care.  He ran out of the hospital and was found 3 blocks away.  Police had to s ... Read on »
United Healthcare Makes Another Investment In Low Income Housing–Wants Boston Rent Checks by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here’s yet one more low income housing investment from United Healthcare.  This time it’s in Boston to build low income apartments.  Below are links to three other project ... Read on »
Medicare Payment Rate for 2015 Gets a 2.3% Increase And Telehealth Finally Gets Reimbursement... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We already heard part of the story regarding the $40.00 a month fee that will help offset caring for seniors with chronic care and let’s face it you can count on around 90 ... Read on »
United Healthcare (Optum) Opens Three More Urgent Care Clinics In Houston by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy They had two and now these 3 to be opened by the end of the year make 5 in Texas plus the one in Kansas.  Here’s the back link on the first announcement.  Unlike retail cl ... Read on »
LabCorp To Acquire Covance for $6.1 Billion Cash and Stock by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The full press release can be read here.   Covance conducts clinical trials across the US and the UK.  Most are familiar with the retail LabCorp locations across the US s ... Read on »
Hampden County Physician Associates In Massachusetts Files Chapter 7–50,000 Patients Left... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Hampden Group has several locations in western Massachusetts.  It’s another one of those out of money stories and the clinics are in debt over their heads.  This mean ... Read on »
Dignity Healthcare to Settle Over Charge Allegations for $36 Million Rather Than Go to Court With... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The hospital has been admitting patients for spinal compression fractures or kyphoplasty procedures that could be done on an outpatient basis.  All violations investigated ... Read on »
American Medical Response to Close US Call Center in California and Utilize Offshore Locations in... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again and at some point in time this over globalization is going to bite back and we have already seen some of this in healthcare.  There are some things that a ... Read on »
$40 Per Patient Per Month For Non Face to Face Chronic Care Management Reimbursement Begins on... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There are the new CPT codes and they apply only to Medicare patients with two or more significant chronic conditions.  Anymore that’s becoming more common as we have more ... Read on »
FDA Approves Another Drug to Help People Lose Weight–Combination of Drug To Treat Addiction... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When you look at the reported clinical trials it doesn’t speak too loud as far as being effective.  People had moderate loss but the placebo did pretty good too so it is k ... Read on »
Anthem Ending Non Obamacare Individual Insurance Policies A Year Early in Indiana–30,000... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is being handled differently in different parts of the country.  Most have one more year left to keep the bare bones policies in effect but not in Indiana right now w ... Read on »