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Articles by Andrew A. Gonzalez , MD, JD, MPH

Andrew A. Gonzalez , MD, JD, MPH
About Andrew A. Gonzalez , MD, JD, MPH

Andrew A. Gonzalez, MD, JD, MPH is a general surgery resident at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago and a lecturer in health policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine. Contact: Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

Estimating Operating Room Time Improves Medicare Billing

Currently, physician fees for surgical services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries are largely governed by the resource-based relative value scale. Under this framework, relative value units (RVUs) are used to measure the physician time and effort [...]

May 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Provider-led cost control

Photo by Phalinn Ooi (Flickr / Creative Commons) In an era of increasing government pressure to contain costs, policymakers have encouraged providers to re-evaluate the use of expensive medical devices for [...]

March 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

EHR’s & Physician Productivity

A majority of doctors are dissatisfied with EHRs citing productivity losses. But a new study debunks their feelings. The revolution in health information technology (HIT) holds the promise of improving patient care. Since the passage of the Health [...]

December 16, 2013 // 3 Comments

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