Patients who receive a “surprise medical bill” are surprised because they thought they had insurance, and that the insurer was supposed to pay. As Tamzin Rosenwasser, M.D., explains in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, most people do not have true medical insurance. What they have is a pre-paid medical […]
For patients who do not want all their medical data on the internet in these days of frequent cybercrime, Philip Eskew, D.O., J.D., M.B.A. offers some suggestions in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Under the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) of 2009, patients […]
About 27 percent of Americans die of heart disease, and the first sign may be sudden death. A revolutionary study in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons shows that about 90 percent of patients who experienced a cardiac event had a specific pattern present in a urine specimen contributed to a sample bank […]
Physicians are increasingly suffering symptoms similar to those of the battered spouse syndrome, writes Texas ophthalmologist Kristin Held, M.D., in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
By Juliette Madrigal-Dersch, M.D. “I just want to get the most out of the days I have left,” Pat said, smiling bravely through blue eyes bright with tears. I had known Pat for 10 years. I had held her hand during the death of her husband 5 years earlier and was now watching as she […]
By: Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D. Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and were first published in 1966. According to the AMA website, CPT codes “…helped communicate accurate information on procedures and services to agencies concerned with insurance claims.…”1 CPT codes provide a standardized means for reporting medical […]
Implications Regarding Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification and of Licensure (MOC/MOL) By: Paul Martin Kempen, M.D., Ph.D. The ABIM/Gallup Survey In 2003, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) contracted with the Gallup Organization for a survey via telephone interviews to produce the document entitled: Awareness of, and Attitudes Toward Board-Certification of Physicians.1 While […]
Andrew Foy, M.D. The U.S. healthcare system is a huge bubble created by misguided government policies that are made possible by the government’s ability to borrow money at artificially low interest rates. When either the policies change or the flow of credit stops, the bubble will burst. Austrian Business Cycle Theory The one business cycle […]
Wrong Methodologies to Improve Medical Care By: Paul Martin Kempen, M.D., Ph.D. The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit corporation claiming representation of the 70 American medical and osteo- pathic boards. Founded in 1912, FSMB currently specializes in promoting legislation to state medical boards to regulate the practice of medicine on […]
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