Are Doctors Really Overpaid?

Are Doctors Really Overpaid?

Doctors are concerned about the effect of the wrong use of Medicare payment data as it will add to the speculation that physicians are overpaid and be considered to be one of the reasons for the rising healthcare costs. This article contains the facts on doctors’ income. Resident doctors are paid $11/hour before taxes for 80 hour per week as required by the Joint Commission. Some even work for...

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Billionaire Developing Medical Information Smart Grid

Billionaire Developing Medical Information Smart Grid

How much information are you willing to share? When it comes to your Facebook posts, your relationships, inspiration and lunch menu is often on display. NSA peeking aside, we tend to sway between sharing too much or too little information. When it comes to our health, we should share complete history information with our care providers. But what about what we don’t know? Should we willingly...

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California Doctor Given Top Award for Rheumatology, 2013.

California Doctor Given Top Award for Rheumatology, 2013.

Putting Patients First With all the chaos surrounding the health care field it is always good to know there are still doctors available who put their patient’s needs first. Recognizing Excellence Congratulations are awarded to Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan, MD, FACR, for achieving the Top Rheumatologist in California, 2013. ‘This award recognizes you for helping 229,057 people on HealthTap,...

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It’s Your Body…Care For It

It’s Your Body…Care For It

The discussion surrounding health care typically regurgitates costs, insurance carriers, federal regulation and the business of health care. If your body could talk, what would it tell you? A recent study by USC and UCLA says you, the patient, have more influence over your health than any other power on the planet. The focus was on patient-centered programs and the satisfaction scores...

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Union Bosses vs. Managed Care: What’s the difference?

Union Bosses vs. Managed Care: What’s the difference?

In Florida, a managed-care company’s former top executives were convicted in a scheme to rip off Medicaid. Shocking. In Illinois, a state official concluded two Medicaid plans were providing “abysmal” care. Old news. In Ohio, a nonprofit group paid millions to settle civil fraud allegations that it failed to screen special needs children and faked data. …this is just the tip of the...

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Public Distrust for Obamacare Increases

Public Distrust for Obamacare Increases

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers have failed in dozens of attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows just how difficult they have made it for President Obama’s signature legislative achievement to succeed. As the health care exchanges at the heart of the plan open for enrollment in two weeks, the public’s views of the law are...

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Obamacare Mandate and U.S. Doctor Shortage

Obamacare Mandate? You probably have been seeing advertisements begin for affordable healthcare plans. As of October, insurance companies will be pushing healthcare coverage plans to accommodate for Obamacare. The insurance companies will be allowing for Americans to make exchanges on their existing coverage or, for the uninsured, choose their new health insurance before the deadline of January,...

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#1 Top Rheumatologist Award in Los Angeles

#1 Top Rheumatologist Award in Los Angeles

I have been awarded the distinguished honor of being voted #1 Rheumatologist in the Greater Los Angeles region by Health Tap. Health tap is an Interactive Health Network and mobile apps collection that connects doctors with patients in smarter ways, provide education to those who seek it and disseminate trusted, vetted, peer-reviewed health information far and wide. HealthTap is described by...

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Are Physicians Responsible for Health Care Cost Containment?

Are Physicians Responsible for Health Care Cost Containment?

Many physicians recognize the need to control health costs, but they’re not eager to change how physicians are paid as a means of achieving cost control, according to a new survey of physicians’ attitudes about health cost containment published in JAMA. Cost-containment strategies that would cut direct payments to physicians in some form were particularly unpopular: 70% of doctors...

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Jay Leno Loves ObamaCare Because…

Jay Leno Loves ObamaCare Because…

Suffice it to say, there are not too many politicians or physicians, for that matter, who’ve read the entire Affordable Care Act. It’s not because they don’t care, of course. It’s just too big! How big is it? No, that’s not the joke Leno used. His quip was regarding a recent chat POTUS had with some school children over the diet of nutrition and the diet of spending....

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