Influencing the Healthcare Debate

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I was tipped off about this letter and was given permission by the author to post it here. We doctors are not alone. Enjoy and please leave some comments for her! “This is the first letter I have ever written to influence the healthcare debate and I pray that someone will bring this letter to…

The $6 Million Dollar Hospital CEO Man

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Where is all the money going in healthcare?  Well, the insurance companies are laughing all the way to the bank.  They skim most of it.  Let’s not forget the administrators, though.  Michael Tarwater, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System, received $6.6 million in total compensation this past year.  This was an increase of 26 percent over the…

Oh, It’s Just a Few Strings…by Pat Conrad MD

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Last November a group of state and specialty organizations released a joint letter with the AMA to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services that recommended 10 principles to guide the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Medicare reform law that repealed the sustainable growth rate formula. In particular, the…