Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Fiscal Cliff – It’s a long fall

The election is over and no matter how it turned out from your perspective the next two months may be more important than the outcome of the election.  January 1, 2013 marks the day that automatic spending cuts hit health … Continue reading

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Preventive Care – missing the mark with vaccinations

One of the aims of the Affordable Care Act, ACA or Obamacare whichever you prefer is to increase preventive care.  The thought, and it’s a good thought, is that by increasing preventive care, total health care expenditures will decrease over … Continue reading

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Not so fast…

I’ve talked a lot over the past couple of years about RAC’s (Recovery Audit Contractors). The RAC’s are essentially a commission based gun for hire. The RAC’s get a percentage of every dollar they uncover that was supposedly paid to … Continue reading

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Are we slow learners?

The Institute of Medicine is calling out health care and suggesting that we are slow learners and that we are slow to adopt innovation being used by other industry. The report by the Institute of Medicine found that when it … Continue reading

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Visitor or Guest

Let’s pretend for a minute you’re at home, it’s 6:30 pm and you’re at the dinner table with your family. The doorbell rings you get up to answer the door. You look through the peep-hole of the door and realize … Continue reading

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Is technology the answer?

Meaningful Use is a mandate by the Federal Government requiring hospitals and providers to adopt the use of an electronic medical record.  The mandate goes much deeper than that but the hope is more robust electronic systems will create efficiencies … Continue reading

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