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Giberson, acting deputy U.S. surgeon general, emphasizes need for health care collaboration

In a 2011 report to the acting surgeon general of the United States, now-Acting U.S. Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Scott Giberson, outlined the challenges to access that are evident in today’s health care system and provided a potential answer to overcoming them. 464 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Power by Newspeak...

and other political parlor tricks…

As the emperor continues to strut about the White House and local golf courses as though he knows what he is doing, and as if everybody else thinks he’s as peachy keen as he does, I recall an article I read earlier this year that… 1,228 more words

POLITICS: Talking Out Of One's Ass And Face At The Same Time

Obamacare Take 2

Will the next open enrollment on Healthcare.gov be any better than the last?  From this author’s perspective, they now have a fighting chance.

Andrew Slavitt is the newly appointed principal deputy administrator at CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Slavitt is a former United Health Group executive and he headed the team the Obama administration brought in to salvage the website during the original enrollment period. 225 more words


in solidarity ... 2014

just another rant

If you believe in moving into the 21st Century, believe in health care being accessible to all , if you believe it is a right not a privilege or that the overhaul to health care is long overdue; then you are on the right side of history.  468 more words

United States

Keeping it simple with Medicare

This is the latest in an occasional series of blog posts commenting on impending retirement.

I knew this day was coming. Finally, I took the leap. 371 more words

CMS Reopens Open Payments System After Rejecting One-Third of Reported Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that the Open Payments system was available again after it was taken off-line on August 3, 2014 to “resolve a data integrity issue.”  Because the Open Payments system was taken off-line during a critical period in which physicians and teaching hospitals were able to review data reported by manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and, if necessary, dispute incorrect information, CMS extended the… 148 more words