How Much Longer Can Fee For Service Last?
I recently read a post by a representative of the American College of Cardiology which discussed the origin of the fee for service model and its pernicious effects on the delivery of health care in the United States. Fee for … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, Fee for Service, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, healthy living, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, Rationing
Hospital Greed in the Era of Covid.
It is late May 2020 in the Imperial Valley of California. The sun is high and hot. Temperatures exceed 110 degrees. The Novel Coronavirus is also running hot. The only two hospitals in the entire Imperial Valley are swamped with … Read More
Doctors Come In Many Different Flavors
Doctors are human beings, just like you and me. Most are wonderful, caring people, who chose medicine as a career so they could spend their lives helping others. Not all are so selfless, however. Not all chose medicine to help … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
The Hospital Says, “This is not a bill,” But You May Still Have to Pay It.
If you are injured in an automobile accident, you may find yourself at the Emergency Department. Maybe your injuries are minor enough that you can be discharged to home. Maybe they are more serious and you need to be admitted … Read More
Another Perspective on Healthcare Consolidation
Here is a piece that a friend of mine sent me. It appeared in a healthcare blog. It recounts a probably fictional event in which a doctor saw a briefing paper intended for a hospital executive but accidentally left behind … Read More
Beware The Cosmetic Surgeon
We all want to look like we are young and healthy, even those of us in our later years. Beauty is big business and, wherever there is big business, you can be sure charlatans will follow. This is true in … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Insurers, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Plastic Surgery
Why Your Local Non-Profit Hospital Makes So Much Money.
We are all familiar with non-profit hospitals. They are pillars of the community. They may provide free or nearly free care to the needy or they may do free medical research for the public good. The one thing they don’t … Read More