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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Traveling Nurse Allegedly Feeds Her Drug Habit at Hospital Medicine Cabinet
The Covid pandemic has made the nursing shortage worse. One of the results of the nationwide nursing shortage has been an increase in the number of traveling nurses, nurses who work for a staffing service and who are sent from … Read More
Virginia OB/GYN, Who Routinely Performed Unnecessary Surgeries, Gets Prison Time
There are predators in the medical profession. The profession is unable or unwilling to root them out. The doctor I writing about today was proven to have preyed on vulnerable women in Southern Virginia for at least ten years between … Read More
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It Is The Wild West Out There.
In the movies, the wild west is always portrayed as a lawless place in which the sheriff was either outgunned or corrupt and citizens were at the mercy of the bad guys. You had to protect yourself because there was … Read More
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Beware! Beware! Beware! Part II
Last week I wrote about scams being perpetrated on patients. This week the scammers took on Medicare and the health insurance industry. Over a period of five years, a woman and her doctor husband operated a surgery “institute,” which defrauded … Read More
Beware! Beware! Beware!
Healthcare is a multi-billion dollar industry. Where there is money, there are fraudsters and scammers. The healthcare industry has more than its share. Some of these scammers target Medicare and health insurers but many target individuals. Don’t be one of … Read More
The Important Doctor You Never See
There is a doctor whose work is very important to your health. Her decisions may be the difference between life and death for you. Her decisions may determine if you undergo surgery. Her decisions may determine what drugs you receive. … Read More
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