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Nice MIPS

I just found this ripped out article that I never blogged about. It turns out that nearly 20% of small/solo practices took a pay cut in the first year they participated. How many government workers took a 20% cut? How many insurance company CEOs took a 20% cut? The truth is that they want to…

Well, At Least We Cared!

As major universities continue to crank out heavily indebted graduates increasingly incapable of self-sufficiency or even independent thought, so our medical schools are trying to customize their graduates to care for them.  Or rather, their fragile self-esteem. Not content with bothering the rest of us with their ill-informed views on gun control, medical academicians now want to…

Flu Vaccine Shortage!

It appears there is a shortage of the high dose influenza vaccine for those over 65. Hmmm…  Could this be part of a plot to bump off Medicare recipients to save money? Get our awesome newsletter by signing up here. We don’t give your email out and we don’t spam you. Tweet

When Insurance Companies Laugh at Fraud and Make YOU Pay

Escalating health care costs are one of the greatest financial concerns in the United States and 10% of these costs are likely eaten up by fraud, likely because private health insurers preside over about $1.2 trillion in spending each year! Earlier this year, David Williams, with a PhD in Kinesiology, was sentenced to prison for…

Friday Funny: Breaking Bad Bill

Okay, let’s do this again. I am a big fan of Breaking Bad. Still need to watch El Camino. In Season 3, Marie starts handing Sklyer some of Hank’s medical bills. This is directly from the set of Breaking Bad as I bought it from ScreenBid. It goes with my other medical bills I display…

Life is a Checkerboard

One recent morning while rereading Napoleon Hill, I came across this quote. Now, he has it in quotations too, but does not attribute it to anybody else. “Life is a checkerboard and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the…

Why Insurance Companies Suck

I prescribed Androgel (generic) for a patient with very low testosterone (total and free). He also has the accompanying symptoms. He tried to use his insurance and I needed to waste time doing a prior authorization. Here was their response: You requested the drug listed above for your late-onset (age-related) hypogonadism. A drug is covered…

Free Market Surgery

I thought I was going to read another story about evil insurance companies and why we need socialized medicine. Instead, this clinical vignette makes a great case for the free market as a way to provide good care at a reduced cost. James Schlieper drove five hours from Central Texas to a surgery center across…