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Medicaid Primary Care Parity

From Health Affairs:

For 2013 and 2014, the federal government raised payment rates to Medicaid primary care providers. Only some states plan to extend the rate increase. 135 more words

Provider Reimbursement

Ebola: Are we learning the right lessons?

Last week I attended a conference where the Ebola outbreak was covered by addressing rapid needs assessments and identification of potential cases, the effect of Ebola on Health Workers, lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak, hazard vulnerability assessments to prioritize treatment, electronic data management during Ebola, flying patients with Ebola, isolation during an Ebola outbreak, mass gatherings and Ebola, the thermal burden of Ebola and a qualitative analysis mapping the intervention efforts. 866 more words


Prescribing Task Force Meeting | April 13, 2015

Prescribing Task Force
The Medical Board of California
April 13, 2015

I’ve been apart of this Prescribing Task Force since it began. These are the highlights of the meeting as it pertains to current affairs. 850 more words

Power Of Pain Foundation

Kidney Health Initiative Invites Patient Participation

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is a collaboration between the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Society of Nephrology with the goal of fostering innovation in the care of kidney patients.  95 more words

Treatment Options (Patients)

Errors and Bullying in Chronic Pain Care

Insurance is denying payment for opioid medication unless the patient agrees to attend a drug program. A California chronic pain patient with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy told me of her experience. 885 more words

Chronic Pain

Dr. Carrol F. Landrum- Caring for a Community

Dr. Carrol F. Landrum, an 88 year old physician who has been practicing medicine for approximately 55 years in rural and poverty stricken communities in Mississippi, is facing the loss of his medical license. 488 more words


Conditions for Coverage Review by 4/1

Request for Comments on ESRD Conditions for Coverage

The CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality’s Clinical Standards Group is responsible for developing, updating, and overseeing regulations on the Conditions for Coverage (CfC) for ESRD facilities.  68 more words