If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s a tough position to be in. If your injury disrupts your day to day activity or your medical bills are piling up you’ve probably already made a personal injury claim. Have you hit a wall during negotiations with the insurance adjuster? Has your … Continue reading Personal Injury
By STEVEN SOUMERAI Dear Washington, Congratulations! You have listened to the AMA and practicing physicians and made it a little easier to comply (at first) with the Medicare Quality Payment Program, part of the massive MACRA “pay for value” law. But CMS’ announcements in The Federal Register and “fact sheet” are incomprehensible gobbledygook that will be[Read … Continue reading A Real (Living, Breathing) Health Care Reform Plan: Drop MACRA
There have been recent discussions in the lay media about a growing trend of litigation cases focused not on the “right to live”, but rather on the “right to die”. These cases have involved patients who received aggressive treatment, despite having documentation of their wishes not to receive such aggressive treatment. Although unsettling, it is…[Read … Continue reading Wrongful Life
There are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the United States, and they practice in every state and in the District of Columbia, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). 89.2% of NPs are certified in… Read More [Read More …] Source: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Blog
BY THCB STAFF With action expected on the legislation next week, the Senate released the full text of its proposed Obamacare replacement. Surprise, surprise: after weeks of secret meetings and dramatic late night tweets, the legislation looks very similar to the House Bill. More soon. [Read More …] Source: Medical Malpractice and Personal … Continue reading Senate Releases Obamacare Replacement Bill (Download)
On June 18, an enormous wildfire swept through an area of central Portugal. More than 60 people died, half of whom were trapped in their vehicles, according to news reports. Although most wildfires over the past 10 years have been caused by people, this wildfire was caused by nature. Portuguese authorities said that the fire … Continue reading Portugal wildfire claims dozens of lives: Are you ready for a wildfire?
BY PRAMOD JOHN Although many participants in the healthcare supply chain like to shroud drug transactions in a cloak of complexity and regulation, drugs are just ‘packaged technology’ and could be transacted much like other technology-based products, albeit regulated ones. As those in the Rx supply chain know, drug transactions have been carefully engineered to[Read … Continue reading Can Amazon Crack the Rx Code?
When was the last time you read through the terms and conditions of your auto or health insurance? Are you aware of the steps to follow, in case you meet with an accident? Today the world is connected more than ever. People are constantly distracted by their handheld devices, in-dash navigation systems and trying to … Continue reading Car and Truck Accidents
When you’re at the hospital for a surgery, anesthesia is the last thing on your mind. Today it’s considered a routine procedure and no one gives a lot of thought to it. There are severe health issues that could occur due to an overdose of anesthetics, or if there’s a failure to monitor the patient … Continue reading Anesthesia Errors