$23 Billion in Payment Errors by Medicare

Would you mistakenly pay for something over and over again? Of course not. But what if it wasn’t your money? You may not care as much. Well, it turns out that “Medicare made more than $23 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2017, a government watchdog report found, largely due to scant or no documentation. The Government…

The AAFP Puts the Spin on Doctor’s Day by Pat Conrad MD

Over the weekend, our buddies at the American Academy of Family Practice got the jump on April 1 with a great tongue-in-cheek mass email for National Doctor’s Day. My thoughts in parenthesis. Around here, we celebrate doctors Since answering your calling to be a family doctor, you have guided, taught, held hands, brought joy, comforted,…

Dr. Ghost

I found this article is so naive and cute. The author seems amazed that when a doctor leaves a hospital system the staff will NOT tell a patient where they went. The doctor just vanishes and the patients feel ghosted by it. This is called punishment and not ghosting. This is what hospitals do. This…

Happy Doctor’s Day 2019

Every year I try to make a point to wish every physician a Happy Doctor’s Day! You may think this is a bogus holiday or occasion but it isn’t. While nurses get a week and other groups may get a month, we only get a day. One freaking day! And even then most hospital employers…