State Legislatures Are Making Your Health Care Less Safe
As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am not a big fan of state medical boards. My complaint is that there is a lot of malpractice out there and the medical boards do not do an effective job of … Read More
Greed In Health Care Harms Patients
Last month I wrote about how greed in health care led to selling drugs and fleecing Medicare. Today’s post is about practices that are even worse and harm far more people. It relates to the purchase by private equity of … Read More
Covid and the Bad Doctor
A Utah plastic surgeon has been charged by the United States with health care fraud and conspiracy arising out of a year-long scheme to sell fake Covid vaccination cards. The cards were sold for $50 each. It is unclear exactly … Read More
Health Care Professionals Are Not Immune to Greed
Willie Sutton, the Depression era bankrobber, when asked why he robbed banks, famously responded, “That’s where the money is.” Today, the money is in illegal drugs and the Medicare program. Foreign drug cartels make huge profits smuggling illegal drugs into … Read More
“I Made A Mistake Which Injured You.”
This is not a statement a doctor is very likely to make, even though there is an ethical obligation to be honest with patients and to make sure medical records are accurate. Sadly, the way our system operates, there are … Read More
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BOO! It’s Halloween and the Scammers and Fraudsters Are Out.
Of course, the scammers and fraudsters are out every night. It pays to be careful so you don’t end up as one of their victims. Scammers are always refining their scams so you may see new tricks. Here are some … Read More
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Some Medicare Advantage Plans Are Taking Us For A Ride
In 2003, Congress made a major change to Medicare. In the hopes of reducing costs through privatization, it created what are called Medicare Advantage plans. The idea was that private companies would be paid a fixed amount to provide Medicare … Read More
Doctors Behaving Badly.
Doctors are not immune to the mores of the society around them. It seems that everywhere we look today, we see a coarsening of society. Past generations may have cursed, but they didn’t do it all the time or loudly … Read More
Your Tax Dollars At Work – The Arizona Medical Board
At least the Arizona Medical Board lets the public know what it has been doing. It publishes a running list of all of the disciplinary action it has taken over the past year. It makes for very interesting reading. Here … Read More
Medical Ethics and Secrecy. You Cannot Have Both.
Over the many years I have been representing victims of medical malpractice, I have found that almost never will anyone inform the patient that he or she has been the victim of malpractice. The sole exception is when a foreign … Read More
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