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Empathy Mandate On Its Way

Empathy Mandate On Its Way

  A recent study described here it the American Medical News is trying to show that doctors can learn empathy from a CD-ROM program. Personally, I this is just another exaggeration for a future...

To Join or Not to Join an ACO

To Join or Not to Join an ACO

    In a recent business article from the American Medical News they do a a pretty good job explaining the the dilemma doctors have on whether to join an Accountable Care Association.  ...

Medicare Disease Management Program Fails!

Medicare Disease Management Program Fails!

    According to a NEJM study, commercially-run disease management programs within Medicare neither improved the quality of care nor produced any cost savings in a randomized study.  There was only significant improvements in only...

The Elusive Medical Home

The Elusive Medical Home

The supposed savior of family medicine is the “medical home”.  Hold on, I can’t stop laughing. Okay, the medical…….wait, still laughing…..is a method to rename what we already do so a lucky few of...

The Medicare Obesity Decision

The Medicare Obesity Decision

  A new Medicare ruling means that doctors will be paid for screening for obesity and counseling of those eligible beneficiaries. What does that mean?  It means that they will pay for face-to-face counseling every week...

Administribbles

Administribbles

Change in the healthcare system seems like a good thing we don’t know yet whether it will be worth it.  Like a new drug on the market we may end up seeing terrible side...

The Pzifer $4 End Run

The Pzifer $4 End Run

A few senators have now gotten into the scrum going on with Pfizer basically  blocking the generic release of Lipitor.    How Pfizer did this is pretty impressive.  By lowering the price to $4...

Compliance and the Doctor

Compliance and the Doctor

It is a well known fact that patients often don’t fill their prescriptions or even take the medicine if they do fill them. That is what makes it so insane to “grade” doctors depending...

Soft Launch of Site

Soft Launch of Site

I will soon be moving this blog and a lot of my other works to www.authenticmedicine.com.   I am in the process of building this site now and hope to get it launched for the...

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