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KFF: Paying a Visit to the Doctor: Current Financial Protections for Medicare Patients When Receiving Physician Services

Cristina Boccuti 

With the recent decision to enact a 17th short-term “fix” to avert deep cuts in Medicare payments to physicians, Congress will likely return within the year to the question of whether and how to replace the widely-criticized formula that Medicare uses to calculate payments for physician services, called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system. 101 more words


Physician ratings edge closer to the mainstream

Doctor ratings and reviews have gotten a bad name, especially from doctors. There are concerns about their validity and usefulness. And while I share these worries I also believe ratings and reviews are important and have the potential to become much more prominent and useful over time. 121 more words


How did I get here?

At no point in your life will you ever feel more alone, more abandoned, or more orphaned that at the time when you lose your parents. 497 more words

POLICY, Reform -- FORBES: 'Why the future of health care can be found in the Cayman Islands'

Robert Pearl, MD | Policy | April 9, 2014

The Cayman Islands are nestled in the Caribbean Sea some 430 miles south of Miami. The three-island cluster is known for its inviting coral-sand beaches, laid-back island culture and tax-free status. 1,940 more words

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Do you want to be healed?

“One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’” … 354 more words


You should not mess around with your feet if you have diabetes. This is a condition that seems to be growing, especially in the United States. 314 more words


12 Pairs Physicians Choice Diabetic Socks 1013 Black Effective

If you are a runner, you probably want to get running socks. These will make your feet feel more comfortable while you are running as well as keep them from getting conditions such as athlete’s foot. 247 more words