As a healthcare consumer (i.e., buyer of healthcare goods and services), what rights or protections do you really have? Do you have the right to know accurate information about your Continue Reading….
In the United States, healthcare services are largely delivered by private businesses that sell their services to healthcare consumers. The healthcare consumer (or customer) has historically been called the “patient”. Continue Reading….
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….