Good news for all of your patients over 70 who might want a second run at the dessert buffet: Overweight adults over the age of ...Read More »
AAFP: State of Union Speech Highlighted Need to Continue Working to Solve Patient Access to Care
By Lori Heim, MD . The American Academy of Family Physicians applauds President Obama for continuing to shine a spotlight on the need for health ...Read More »
Obama: "I wish we had gotten it done faster."
As expected, President Obama yesterday said that lawmakers should not try to “jam through” a health reform bill before newly elected Republican senator Scott Brown ...Read More »
New Rules for HMO’s in California: Call back patient…immediately.
Patients in health maintenance organizations in California should see their waiting times for doctors’ appointments reduced and even their telephone calls to physicians answered promptly ...Read More »
Senate's Super-Majority Gone…Is Health Reform Next?
Tuesday’s results are in and Republican Scott Brown has won the special election in Massachusetts to take the late Ted Kennedy’s seat in the US ...Read More »
How the trial lawyers won the malpractice debate
The Los Angeles Times gives a recap of the lack of any true malpractice reform included in the health care bills on track to become ...Read More »
CME Courses with No Industry Bias…Brought to you by Pfizer
In 2008, Stanford University became the first medical school to restrict industry financing for specific CME courses. Today, Stanford announced a new “model for the ...Read More »
CBO Confirms its Support of Med Mal Reform
Supposing the passage of medical malpractice reform, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) upped their projected savings to $54 billion from $5 billion over the next ...Read More »
Medicare Officials Announce Proposals for EMR Incentives
1/5/10 UPDATE: In recognition that the transition to EMRs might take a while, CMS is proposing a phase-in of three stages. The first stage ...Read More »
If the health bill becomes law, what does it mean to docs?
What does the Senate health bill, which is poised to become law, mean for the docs? Dr. Scott Gottlieb, an internist, resident fellow at the ...Read More »