Duke University Cardiologist Weighs In on Obamacare

There is an excellent article in the February 2014 issue of Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine entitled, “The Health Care ‘Iron Triangle’ and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” The article is by Elmer Philip Lehman IV, MD – a cardiologist at the Duke University School of ... Read More

1.8% of Doctors Have A Compliant Electronic Medical Record System

There is an excellent article in the January 25, 2015 Issue of Medical Economics entitled MU2: Mission Impossible: Ill-conceived government mandate places unnecessary burden on physicians.” The article is about what is called Meaningful Use. Meaningful Use is a set of requirements established by ... Read More

Caring for an Elderly Parent: 7 Mistakes You Can Avoid

I recently lost my grandfather. He was 94 and lived a great life. He and my grandmother had 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. One can only hope to live to be 94 and lead such a full life. My mother and her two brothers, my uncles, cared for my grandfather  in his final ... Read More

Hospitals Buy Physician Practices; Prices Rise 240%

There is an interesting article in the August 10th, 2014 issue of Medical Economics magazine entitled, “Lopsided Value: Why cost may ‘level the playing field’ for independent, office-based physicians.” The article by Tammy Worth describes how when a hospital system buys a physician practice, the ... Read More