That’s where the money is

When asked why he robbed banks, the famous robber Wille Sutton supposedly said: “Because that’s where the money is.” End-of-life medical spending has long attracted attention from healthcare policymakers for the same reason. Medicare spends a quarter of its budget on people in their last year … Continue reading

MOC Trials

Maintenance of certification (MOC) has become a contentious issue for physicians across the nation.  Many physicians are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) courses to maintain their state medical license and specialty MOC; however, the requirements may feel overwhelming when … Continue reading

Sharing is Caring

In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which amongst other stimulus and savings measures, allocated roughly $26 billion toward investment into health information technology and incentive programs.  Health information exchanges (HIEs) were developed to address the … Continue reading

Obama’s Medicaid Expansion Worked

In Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the ACA’s Medicaid expansions have drawn particular focus. While not all states accepted these expansions, those that did hoped the additional funding would increase coverage among their poor and medically underserved … Continue reading

“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”

Since Michael Brown’s death in 2014, fatal police shootings, and in particular fatal police shootings of both armed and unarmed Black men, have resurfaced as a critical issue in the national conversation on policing and gun violence. The discourse includes questions of race, prejudice, gun … Continue reading