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The Prior Authorization Scam

We have talked before about prior authorizations for diagnostic testing and referrals but how about meds.  This is a bigger scam and it is ONLY related to whether the insurance company has made a backroom deal with a pharmaceutical company.  It has very little or nothing to do with whether the drug is efficacious or not.…

Quote of the Week: Alice Walker

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” Alice Walker (Want to be reminded of some of our controversial, entertaining and motivational articles?  Just sign up here. We don’t give your email out and we don’t spam you.)   Tweet1+

Physician Be Well Series

Why get mad?  It really isn’t worth it.  Let me tell you a story and you can take from it any lesson you want.  When I decided to do DPC, a physician who I thought was my friend and who had recruited me to his practice, responded to my long email about explaining my dream…

Who is Watching the Lawyers?

I get so disgusted hearing how doctors have to be constantly watched with their coding and billing and metrics.  There was NEVER any proof that any of this was needed.  Doctors and nurses are still the two most trusted professions in America. Somehow, unfortunately,  we allowed the government and the insurers to create fear amongst…

When You Ask The Wrong People by Pat Conrad MD

This article caught my eye last week, and once in awhile, I like to respond to such by writing the author.  Usually, I don’t get a reply, but one remains hopeful. Author Elaine Howley is “a freelance Health reporter at U.S. News. An award-winning writer specializing in health, fitness, sports and history…”  who wrote “about the…

Quote of the Week: Nikola Tesla

“It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.” Nikola…