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Alexa is HIPAA Ready!

Remember how scared you were when you heard about HIPAA? Remember how you were going to get sued, fined or lose your license because you may mention a patient by name or talk to them in the supermarket with the possibility of someone listening? Well, in another example of double standards: Alexa can now transfer…

Medicare Fun

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is exploring options for moving further away from fee-for-service reimbursement that include allowing beneficiaries unrestricted choice of health care providers while incorporating bundled and site-neutral payments as well as new quality incentives. Here are the models: Scenario 1: Traditional FFS continues and incorporates reforms such as bundled payments, site-neutral payments and…

Quote of the Week: Tony Bennett

“If my life is just about winning championships—if it’s just about being the best—then I’m running the wrong race,” he said. “That’s empty. But if it’s about trying to be excellent and do things the right way, to honor the university that’s hired you, the athletic director you work for and the young men you’re…

Need a Back Brace?

Did you ever see those ads or commercials asking if you had Medicare and that you can get any back brace for free? I had always thought it was a scam. Well, I was right. I am not sure if they were the same people arrested but I hope so. Medicare scam that peddled unneeded…

Where Trump and AOC Agree

Okay, this one is going to be delicate. Physicians are on both sides of the political aisle. I rarely venture into the political world here because it is so divisive. I will talk about it when it concerns our healthcare system, which remains broken for many reasons. If don’t know my thoughts on how to…