Monthly Archives: March 2013

Debbie Downer

Do you watch or read the news?  If so, you’ll probably agree that most of the news is bad news.  News reports are mostly about a problem or issue or about some attempt to resolve a problem or issue. I’m guilty myself … Continue reading

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Running for office

I’ve thrown my hat into the ring of politics.  Not that I care to be a politician but I do believe it is important to contribute to the community in which one lives.   I’ve filed as a candidate for the Clinton … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as uncompensated care.

I’m letting a pretty big secret out of the bag by sharing with you that there is no such thing as uncompensated care. You’re going to hear a lot about uncompensated care over the next few months as the discussion … Continue reading

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Meeting the Governor

I had the pleasure of meeting with Governor Jay Nixon last week to discuss Medicaid expansion. We met in Warrensburg and following the meeting the Governor held a press conference and I had the honor of being asked to be … Continue reading

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A caregiver’s perspective

Last week I sat in front a group of leaders in our organization and I spoke to them passionately about Medicaid expansion and how important it is in terms of the long-term viability of our organization.  After my speech one … Continue reading

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2% is a lot

“Unless Congress acts to change the sequester, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reduce Medicare fee-for-service payments by 2% for service/discharge dates and durable medical equipment/supply dates starting April 1, the agency announced Friday. CMS said it will … Continue reading

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Preventive care – does it save money? Bang for the buck and selective prevention.

Through the health care reform debate we heard a lot about the need for more preventive medicine and the argument that preventive medicine saves money.  A recent report demonstrates that preventive medicine only saves money when the right people utilize … Continue reading

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