I shall now apply analytics to my Medinnovation blog, which is now 5 ½ years and 2250 blogs old.
3) Primary Care Revolt: Replace RUC, April 17, 2011
Primary care doctors are angry that the CMS-AMA directed Relative Value Update Committee, which provides physician codes, favors specialists fees over primary care doctor fees. National primary care groups are lobbying for more of their members on RUC board and for more equitable fees.
4) Low Value of Primary Care Doctors, July 1, 2010
This is a blog borrowed from blog of Chris Rangel, MD, a practicing internist. Rangel gives reasons why patients place such a low value on services primary care physicians provide. The Rangle blog also was reproduced in KevinMD.com , which contains a wealth of material on the plight of primary care practitioners.
5) Doctors in Bad Mood, March 2, 2012
This blog drew an immediate and lasting response. It catalogues the response of 5000 doctor members of a Doctors Company’s survey. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest malpractice carrier. The survey indicated 90% of doctors would not recommend medicine as a profession and 43% said they planned to retire within 5 years.
6) Future of Accountable Care Organizations, January 26, 2011
A schizophrenic anxiety exists out there among doctors about the Accountable Care Organizations, one of the linchpins of Obamacare. The ACO idea is to herd doctors into a common organization that takes care of a defined Medicare population for set budget which will produce “savings” to be distributed to participating hospitals and doctors.
7) Comparative Value (Outcomes/Cost), December 31, 2010
The Health Care Blog, arguably the most widely read of all health reform blogs, reran this blog of mine. In my blog, I expressed skepticism about the practicality and end results of value measurements of physician performance as a means of improving care outcomes.
8) Why Doctors Don’t Like EHRs, October 7, 2011
I wrote this blog at the request of the editor of MIT’s Technology Review. I mentioned cost, drop in productivity, and lack of clinical usefulness, among other factors leading to physician disenchantment. The article drew a spirited negative response among the health information cognoscenti, who look upon data as the Holy Grail , or alternatively as OSHA (Our Savior Has Arrived).
9) Differences between Health Care and Medical Care, April 22, 2009
Obama officials rarely mention it, but there is a tremendous difference between expanding health insurance coverage and providing better care for patients. The elemental question is: what good is expanded coverage to 32 million more uninsured people and 78 million baby boomers now entering Medicare roles without doctors to care for them?
10) Health Reform: Look at Massachusetts First, May 2, 2011
This will undoubtedly be a central talking point during the presidential campaign. How can Governor Romney effectively oppose Obamacare when so-called Romneycare is the foundation for the health care law? Romney’s answer. Each state should have its own approach to health care.
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