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To privatize or not to privatize?

As the business of health care continues to evolve, so does the strategic structuring of many health care organizations across the nation. With diminishing funds from local or state governments, reductions in Medicare and Medicaid payments, and [...]

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cheating the system

The controversial practice of using electronic health record (EHR) systems to “upcode” Medicare claims has attracted the attention of policymakers and triggered targeted audits by the Department of Health and Human Services. “Upcoding” [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Health Policy Journal Club

The next Health Policy Journal Club will be today, October 14, 2014 at 7pm. Oporto Cafe 3833 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77027 “A Comparison Of Hospital Administrative Costs In Eight Nations: US Costs Exceed All Others By Far.” (Health [...]

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

ACA 2014 Update [Podcast]

Drs. Seth Treuger and Matt Pirotte recorded an update on the Affordable Care Act provisions and what medical students should know. I suppose that means that doctors should know that too. Please listen. [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

ER Closures & Mortality at Nearby Hospitals

There has been an increase in demand for emergency care in the U.S., yet access to emergency rooms is diminishing. From 1996 to 2009, annual visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) increased by 51% while the number of EDs decreased by 6%. This has led [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

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