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Get Rid of the Middlemen!

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Good News! Insurers are Getting Bigger!

Have you heard? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are combining with the Oregon-based insurer Cambia Health Solutions, and the two companies would together cover around six million people and have about $16 billion in combined revenue. Here was what one of the Blue Cross CEO’s said: “We have to do something different…

Guess Who Made $1.7 Billion Last Year?

HCSC, Health Care Service Corp, the parent of the Blues plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, didn’t pay any federal taxes in 2018. They did receive a $1.7 billion tax refund, which increased their company’s net profit to $4.1 billion. How are you taxes going? Are you getting a refund? Happy tax…

15 Minutes Into Our Future? by Pat Conrad MD

San Francisco continues to originate things I had never bothered to imagine:  “Medical residents, interns walk off the job at UCSF Medical Center over failed contract talks.” “Resident physicians, interns and clinical fellows walked off their shifts for 15 minutes Tuesday at noon to draw attention to failed contract negotiations between their union and the…

Quote of the Week: Sir William Osler

“But whatever you do, take neither yourselves nor your fellow-creatures too seriously. There is tragedy enough in our daily routine, but there is room too for a keen sense of the absurdities and incongruities of life, and in the shifting panorama no one sees better than the doctor the perennial sameness of men’s ways.” William…

Involve Docs to Maximize Profits

I read this article called Involve Docs in Using Health Data, Expert Tells Health Insurers and just wanted to share my thoughts with you. I actually re-read the title when I first saw it. I thought it said Extort Docs in Using Health Data. I am probably not wrong. Anyway, here are some highlights: “We…

Cynicism Up, Answers Down

I really don’t know how to truly define burnout. It seems complicated. Zdogg likes the term “moral injury”. Fine. Maybe it’s just when doctors truly start hating their job? I’m not sure. All I know is that it’s getting worse. A recent study on March 15, in JAMA Network Open, observed an increase in burnout from…