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Healthcare, Separate and Unequal?
March 25, 2012 5:04 PM by Glen McDaniel
Two items of news caught my attention this weekend. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments about the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law ; the so called Obamacare. Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) Read More...
House Passes Comprehensive Health Care Reform Bill
March 22, 2010 12:45 PM by Glen McDaniel
Late last night the House of Representatives passed a sweeping health care bill, dubbed the "most comprehensive healthcare reform in over a century." The bill which passed 219-212, without a singe Republican vote now goes to the President for his signature Read More...
Never Events
July 14, 2008 10:19 AM by Glen McDaniel
New York Medicaid program has announced it will not pay for what it terms 14 " never events ." I recently wrote a blog discussing the fact that Medicare, a major healthcare payer, will no longer pay hospitals for the cost of care deriving from medical Read More...
National Health Record
June 10, 2008 11:38 AM by Glen McDaniel
The Bush administration has said the U.S. should have a national electronic health record system (EHR) by the year 2014. This discussion regarding the need for electronic medical records goes back several years, but was really focused in this administration Read More...
Paying for Lab Services Based on Effectiveness
May 7, 2008 11:08 AM by Glen McDaniel
In recent years we have heard a lot about evidence-based medicine (EBM). Many physicians practice medicine out of habit; doing what is familiar or what they have been taught. Evidence-based medicine, however, is based on doing what the research shows Read More...


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