What is Episode Care and What Impact Might it have on Patient Care and on Small Physician Practices?

obama care, healthcare alternatives
Courtesy of 123rf.com The rollout of Obamacare in October has caused the focus to shift toward healthcare alternatives, the kind that haven’t been seriously considered in the past. But now that the new plan looks as if it will be at least as expensive – and considerably more complicated – than the system it supposedly reformed, everything seems to be on the table. One of those alternatives...
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How The 1999 Repeal of Glass-Steagall May Lead To Our Demise

1999 Repeal of Glass-Steagall
Is it possible that the 1999 repeal of Glass-Steagall may lead to our demise? Do you ever get a sense that the economy is spinning out of control? A lot of us do, and if you do too, you’re probably interested to know why it’s happening. It’s hard to pinpoint a single reason – in reality there are probably several. But one we may pay close attention to is the 1999 repeal of the Glass-Steagall...
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Wait A Minitel, Did The French Invent The Internet?

The French Invent The Internet
France is known for many things; fine wine, the Eiffel Tower, the Tour de France, the Louvre, Victor Hugo, just to name a few.  There is one bit of French history you may know little about, that being the impact brought on by a product called the Minitel.  Yep, the Minitel was a wonky, awkward looking machine known as the “Little French Box” which resembled the old Commodore 64, if you...
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How $2385 Could Have Done So Much More

How $2385 Could Have Done
Remember the $787 Billion spending stimulus package?  The one where the Government decided to use a large cash infusion to spur spending and ultimately turn the economy around, then place us on a path toward fiscal sanity? Well, after five years of eagerly awaiting its benefits, it seems they may have alluded us.  Signed by President Obama in 2009, the Stimulus Package was the largest economic recovery...
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It Pays To Pimp Pork

Pimp Pork, pork barrel
Pork, AKA pork barrel spending is a commodity in D.C. which many would consider the means of trade or heck even the implied currency of those who call inside the D.C. Beltway, home.  You guessed it, our friends in Washington barter with each other like fraternity brothers bartering over the last shot of courvoisier, only they do it with your money!  They are using ‘pork barrel’ spending...
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The Benefits of NOT Having a Smartphone

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds of US citizens have a smartphone. But what about... more →