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Wealth should not make health. Period.
Wealth should not make health. Period.In America, there is an incontrovertible truth: the richer you are, the healthier you are likely to be.
Tips for auditing physician employee personnel foldersHave you ever done an audit of your employee personnel folders to review the actual information that has made its way into these folders? There have been many Department of Labor changes in the past couple of years, so now would be a good time to pull several folders and analyze the contents.
Tackling the tricky task of dividing quality bonus paymentsIf we are going to survive going forward with the changes in payments from all of our insurers, we must stand as one group all together for the common good of providing quality care.
Corporate medicine use doctors as pawnsThe solution for burnout is for physicians to be able to devote their full energies solely to the wellbeing of their patients by opting-out of the demands of all third-party contracts and not becoming hospital corporate employees.
Pain is not the fifth vital sign
Pain is not the fifth vital signAfter years of exaggeration, misinformation and a national epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse, the nation is finally coming to terms with the fact that pain is not the fifth vital sign.
United Airlines fiasco should be a healthcare wakeup call
United Airlines fiasco should be a healthcare wakeup callThe forcible removal of a passenger from the United Airlines flight has reminded flyers of their general dissatisfaction with the airline industry. Perhaps surprisingly, it should also be a stern warning to physicians
Physicians must fight to save Medicaid expansionAfter receiving feedback on my previous blog, Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform, I must continue to encourage that Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that funds healthcare for the poor, be protected.
Here’s how to reduce healthcare costsThe recent White House-Congressional fiasco epitomizes the lack of basic understanding regarding healthcare and healthcare reform.
Cost, not access, is underlying problem facing American healthcareThe current conversation fails because it does not address the fundamental barrier to healthcare access - which is not insurance coverage, but rather the cost of healthcare coverage.
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reformAlthough I am no great fan, there is a very favorable element of the ACA that I would be loath to see disappear.