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The Health Care Industry Doesn’t Love Obamacare Enough To Save It

The Health Care Industry Doesn’t Love Obamacare Enough To Save It (0)

The health care industry killed Hillarycare in the 1990s and cut deals to shape Obamacare more to its liking in 2009. But now, as Republicans push a sweeping and widely reviled health bill through Congress, the industry has often appeared declawed in the biggest health care fight of the decade, CNBC writes.
The FDA Wants This Opioid Drug Pulled From the Market

The FDA Wants This Opioid Drug Pulled From the Market (0)

The U.S FDA requested that the drug Opana ER be pulled from the market — the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently prescribed opioid pain medication from the market because of its potential for abuse, Time writes.
Medical Device Makers Are Delighted At New FDA Plan

Medical Device Makers Are Delighted At New FDA Plan (0)

AI May Help Doctors Keep Up With New Research

AI May Help Doctors Keep Up With New Research (0)

Thriving As a Private Practice Clinician in a Managed Care World

Thriving As a Private Practice Clinician in a Managed Care World (0)

Over a year ago I was very disillusioned by my dealings with managed care. I was aware of the fact that I was receiving insurance reimbursements rates 60% lower than the standard fee for psychotherapy in NYC. As a result I was burning out having to work excessive hours to meet overhead expenses, and I was wasting precious time battling it out with corrupt insurance companies who all too frequently delayed the processing of claims, JOSIC writes.
Optometrists Feel Threatened By Technology, So Guess What Do They Do

Optometrists Feel Threatened By Technology, So Guess What Do They Do (0)

Can Doctors Keep Track Of What Matters To You?

Can Doctors Keep Track Of What Matters To You? (0)

Kathy Anderson, 72, of Takoma Park, Md., is a fan of electronic health records. “I really like having the computer in the [exam] room. The doctor can look up any meds I ask about, and she can easily reference back to an earlier appointment,” says Anderson. “She is focused on me, and she is on the same page with me all the time I am there.”
Doctor accused of using painkiller to quicken death of 8-year-old boy, police say

Doctor accused of using painkiller to quicken death of 8-year-old boy, police say (0)

Police are investigating a claim by a Los Angeles County coroner's investigator that an anesthesiologist used a painkiller to hasten the death of a gravely injured boy to increase the likelihood his organs could be harvested without deterioration, a newspaper reported Monday.
The One Thing That Can Make or Break A Doctor’s Practice

The One Thing That Can Make or Break A Doctor’s Practice (0)

In the not-so-distant past, a doctor’s reputation and credibility spread by word of mouth. People asked friends and family members for recommendations, and then they gave that doctor a fair try
Trump’s Obamacare Crisis

Trump’s Obamacare Crisis (0)

Like too much else in Washington, the slow-motion collapse of Obamacare was an eminently avoidable crisis. The question, now that it is happening, is whether President Donald Trump and Congress want to work together to contain it.