A recent report on a pilot program to increase the availability of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses underscores the current anti-doctor climate in healthcare. Under-valuing physicians, and replacing them with substandard care, ultimately places the patient at risk. And that, my friends, is unethical.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
In the last week, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a demonstration project involving the bundling of care for two new diagnostic categories. First, acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) – heart attacks including their medical and minimally invasive treatment (coronary artery angioplasty and stents) and second, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) – surgery to improve/restore circulation to the heart arteries. And I should care why? ... the presumptive new Health and Human Services Secretary is expected to cancel the demonstration, but it is more important to look at the underlying economics CMS envisions because they are the savings part of Obamacare.
A recent study claims Medicare is discriminating against female doctors in payments. Here is what's really going on.
Following the release of a preliminary plan by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last November, the agency has officially finalized their decision to cover annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer.
Organizations including the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend CT lung screening for high-risk individuals. This group includes about nine million