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Providers Get Rare Win in New Texas Law Protecting Out-of-Network Referrals

On June 1, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 574 into law protecting physicians and other providers from having their participating provider agreements terminated by an insurer solely because the provider’s patients use… 292 more words

Healthcare Reimbursement

This was supposed to be the year

Remember back in the 1990s? Clintons were in the White House. Bushes wanted to be in the White House. Health care reform was fresh on everyone’s mind. 687 more words

Health Care Policy

HMO uses outrageous tactic against medical marijuana patients (Video)

Yesterday I participated on a panel about Marijuana Use and the Elderly. Toward the end of the discussion, a woman told of how the HMO care facility she works for handles medical marijuana patients. They simply disenroll them.


Breastfeeding may protect infants from HIV transmission

27 AUG 2012
Compound in human milk associated with reduced transmission from HIV-infected mother to breastfed infant

An international team of researchers has found that certain bioactive components found in human milk are associated with a reduced risk of HIV transmission from an HIV infected mother to her breast-fed infant. 443 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

I Chose A Health Insurance Plan

Note: This is an old post of mine that I wanted to share again because the information is still relevant today and may be helpful to someone.  365 more words

Halting bone-building osteoporosis drug use cuts risk for additional atypical femur fracture in half

10 Feb 2012

SAN FRANCISCO —There is growing evidence that supports an association between atypical fractures of the femur– a rare break of the thigh bone, typically without trauma – and the use of bisphosphonates, drugs proven to enhance bone density and reduce fracture incidence caused by osteoporosis. 367 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

The Economics of Medical Tourism - In Praise of Cost Differentials

Expenses are higher in created nations for various reasons, including that wages and compensations are high (and these equivalent more than a large portion of the working expenses of clinics): (i) specialists in center wage nations win not exactly a large portion of the pay rates of those in…