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Mid-Level Providers Trending Away from Primary Care?

Congressional lawmakers are quietly advancing a bill that will probably have an immediate transformative impact upon primary care delivery, once the ACA kicks in. The bill (HR 2810) which aims to revamp Medicare also contains an ammendment that would reward … Continue reading

19. August 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Groups Nationwide to Get Federal Grants to Promote ACA

Efforts to get Americans used to the idea of healthcare exchanges and mandated coverage just got a major shot in the arm, financially. HHS has ponied up the funds for local groups to aid consumers in the new healthcare marketplace … Continue reading

16. August 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Foreign Medical Graduates and the Rigor to Acquire a U.S. License

A modest proposal: foreign medical grads (FMGs)? Bring ‘em on! …or rather in. Slate Magazine has a great piece up this morning that explains further the lack of motivation for the U.S. to expedite the numbers of FMGs in this … Continue reading

15. August 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Minnesota Begins Summer PR Push toward Exchange Implementation

Remember MNsure? Of course you don’t. But, by the time October rolls around, you will. As the meat of the ACA (healthcare exchange implementation) begins to infiltrate healthcare consumers’ collective consciences, media are beginning to describe this transition as a national … Continue reading

24. July 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Screening for Dementia – a Cautionary Tale Yet to Begin

First a disclaimer from the principal investigators: …he and other researchers took pains to emphasize that their work shouldn’t necessarily worry everyone who’s ever had a memory glitch. Now, for the concern, or, rather pre-hysteria. If you think you have … Continue reading

17. July 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Headline Roundup: Jolie Does It Right

Here’s a sampling of what’s making the rounds in healthcare headlines today. (1) Angelina Jolie makes the right decision for many. [LINK] (2) Apparently, oncologists are in agreement. [LINK] (3) U.S. House gears up for yet another vote on ACA … Continue reading

16. May 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Government Institute Announces Distancing from Psychiatric “Bible”

Just mere weeks before the next edition of the “bible” of psychotherapeutics hits doctors’ offices nationwide, the federal government entity tasked with overseeing medical research is announcing a plan to conduct its investigations away from using the principles of the fifth … Continue reading

03. May 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Exchanges Offer More Than Just a Product under ACA

The healthcare provision of online exchanges as part of the ACA is the next big step (hurdle, for some) in the gradual roll-out of legislation that has and will continue to transform the way healthcare is delivered in this country. … Continue reading

26. March 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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A Quick TB Primer

From the excellent student blog, Now @ NEJM: In 2011, there were 8.7 million new cases of active tuberculosis worldwide. Recent advances in diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines and enhanced implementation of interventions are helping to improve the prospects for global … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Working Group Projects North of $100B in Healthcare Savings over Next Decade

Finding a way for healthcare organizations to deliver care without wasting money is just one of the holy grails in improving the quality of healthcare during sweeping reform. In California an unlikely collaborative is taking shape in which this primary … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Reagan SG C. Everett Koop Dies

C. Everett Koop, the Reagan administration’s Surgeon General, has passed away at the age of 96. Arguably the most influential SG in the history of this country, Koop is widely credited with providing the collective legislative impetus to toughen standards … Continue reading

26. February 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Can States Agree on Insurance Exchanges?

A report detailing the matter of setting up insurance exchanges is moving to the top of the list of priorities as the meat of the ACA begins to unfold over the next year in advance of scheduled implementation. Up till … Continue reading

26. January 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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Encompassing Theory of Online Patient Diagnosticians Somewhat Overblown

It’s a digital world, and, any trepidation physicians have had from the prospect of having to deal with know-it-all patients who come in armed with previously resourced material for diagnoses scrubbed from the Internet ready to pounce, can breathe a … Continue reading

15. January 2013 by Michael Douglas, MD, MBA
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