An important part of before sickness health care is preventive health care. The goal of preventive health care is to prevent or delay chronic diseases and conditions (and the disability Continue Reading….
Medical coding is at the heart of the business and practice of medicine in the United States. Standardized medical coding is used in the United States for the efficient transfer Continue Reading….
With majorities in both houses of Congress and the presidency, Republicans are poised to put in place their long desired political agenda to dismantle our governments’ obligations (they call it “interference”) Continue Reading….
Our historic understanding of the doctor-patient relationship puts the individual doctor in charge of making all medical testing and treatment decisions when a patient seeks healthcare services from his/her healthcare business. Continue Reading….
Health Insurance Marketplace Competition I don’t understand what the big deal is about the fact that some Americans who buy their health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace (i.e., the Continue Reading….
The annual open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries is almost here (October 15-December 7) and I just saw my first Medicare Advantage plan TV advertisement. Most Medicare beneficiaries have a choice of receiving their Continue Reading….
The big news in healthcare circles this week is the connection between Aetna’s planned exit from 15 out of 19 state health insurance exchanges where it does business and the Justice Department’s lawsuit blocking Continue Reading….
The year 2015 was a big year for the Meaningful Use program (Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs). It was the year when the Meaningful Use program unofficially became Meaningful Use: Continue Reading….
updated June 22, 2017 As I described in my mission statement, Affordable Health Care and Beyond for ALL Americans, my definition for health care has two components–before sickness and after sickness. Continue Reading….
Any discussion of health record access rights must begin with the laws that govern them. Your personal health records, which document your medical history and care over a lifetime, are largely in the Continue Reading….