Ice Bucket Water Heart Rhythm Conversion for Atrial Tachycardias-A New Treatment for Rapid Heart Arrhythmias That Works! Ice Bucket Water Heart Rhythm Conversion for Atrial Tachycardias-A New Treatment for Rapid Heart Arrhythmias That Works!

We found therapeutic value with the “Ice Bucket”.   This is good and they also kept straight faces t...

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Feds Decide to Intervene, File Their Own Lawsuit Against Optum (United Healthcare) Hospice Services Relative to Whistleblower Fraud Cases Already Submitted- Pay for Performance Issues With Hospice Performance  and Medicare Fraud At the Core Feds Decide to Intervene, File Their Own Lawsuit Against Optum (United Healthcare) Hospice Services Relative to Whistleblower Fraud Cases Already Submitted- Pay for Performance Issues With Hospice Performance and Medicare Fraud At the Core

Optum Hospice used to be known as Evercare until the last year when United Healthcare subsidiary, Op...

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sears Holdings Yanks the $37.00 Health Insurance Subsidiary for Retirees Sears Holdings Yanks the $37.00 Health Insurance Subsidiary for Retirees

Sears Holdings will be notifying thousands of retirees that their $37.00 a month subsidy towards hea...

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Cleveland, Texas Hospital Abruptly Closes–Note On Door Says We Hope to Re-Open Soon, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch CMS Is Working Hard to Create A Ridiculous 5 Star Rating System for Hospitals… Cleveland, Texas Hospital Abruptly Closes–Note On Door Says We Hope to Re-Open Soon, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch CMS Is Working Hard to Create A Ridiculous 5 Star Rating System for Hospitals…

One older article seemed to reflect something about a “boiler room” remodel but those are usually sc...

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

CMS Overload of Short Term Inpatient Hospital Stays Appeals Process Leads To the Agency Offering New Settlement Proposals CMS Overload of Short Term Inpatient Hospital Stays Appeals Process Leads To the Agency Offering New Settlement Proposals

This could be good and get a large number of appeals, which are slated to be around 800,000 out of t...

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

VA Beginning to Use Wearables That Are Not Data Poachers … VA Beginning to Use Wearables That Are Not Data Poachers …

This is a good article here and goes to show that wearables that keep a patient’s dignity in place c...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Apple Updates HealthKit Privacy Policies–Could Be A Good Time to Also Embrace Support For the Government to License All Data Sellers, Apple Will Be Conducting “Due Diligence” With Those Writing Apps For the Platform As Part of Their Business Apple Updates HealthKit Privacy Policies–Could Be A Good Time to Also Embrace Support For the Government to License All Data Sellers, Apple Will Be Conducting “Due Diligence” With Those Writing Apps For the Platform As Part of Their Business

I said a while back that Apple has the money so if any tech company could kick the data sellers out,...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

VA Inspector General Takes the “Virtual Low Road” With Report at Phoenix Hospital, Working Some Quantitated Mathematical Justifications But We All Know In the “Real” World People Died… VA Inspector General Takes the “Virtual Low Road” With Report at Phoenix Hospital, Working Some Quantitated Mathematical Justifications But We All Know In the “Real” World People Died…

I can fully understand the efforts of the auditors and recreating what they found with data, but it ...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Todd Park US CTO Leaving His Post-Anyone Noticing a Pattern Here With Technologists Jumping Ship One After Another? Todd Park US CTO Leaving His Post-Anyone Noticing a Pattern Here With Technologists Jumping Ship One After Another?

You can’t blame him as he doesn’t need the money and anguish if you look at that angle, but accordin...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prime Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against Hospital Employee Unions–Wants Them Out of The Way So They Can Be Successful in Buying Daughters of Charity Health System Prime Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against Hospital Employee Unions–Wants Them Out of The Way So They Can Be Successful in Buying Daughters of Charity Health System

Well if this doesn’t beat all and really how much can the Union really do other than voice concerns,...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HHs Former Cyber Security Director Convicted of Child Pornography HHs Former Cyber Security Director Convicted of Child Pornography

Where’s the NSA when you need them, right?   Heck with all they have, why didn’t they catch this guy...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

University of Arizona Medical Center Former Chief of Surgery Vindicated Of All Charges–Panel Recommends Reinstatement.. University of Arizona Medical Center Former Chief of Surgery Vindicated Of All Charges–Panel Recommends Reinstatement..

This was a nasty battle and you can reference the link below and get caught up.  The doctor was a wh...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CardioMEMS HF System-FDA Approved Implanted Monitoring Device Helps Reduce Hospital Admissions For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure CardioMEMS HF System-FDA Approved Implanted Monitoring Device Helps Reduce Hospital Admissions For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

This is a very worthwhile medical device and the video below shows a quick summary of how it works...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Patient in California Finds Out the Hard Way That His Doctor No Longer Honors Blue Shield Insurance Bought Through Covered California–More Consumer Targeted Killer Algorithm At Work… Patient in California Finds Out the Hard Way That His Doctor No Longer Honors Blue Shield Insurance Bought Through Covered California–More Consumer Targeted Killer Algorithm At Work…

I remember Regal before their affiliation with the Heritage Providers and it was no problem in the e...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ingenix (Optum-United Healthcare) Lawsuits Still Bouncing Around Out There–One Recently Settled in New Jersey With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield That Was Still Using the Flawed and Corrupt Data Base for Out of Network Payment Calculations Ingenix (Optum-United Healthcare) Lawsuits Still Bouncing Around Out There–One Recently Settled in New Jersey With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield That Was Still Using the Flawed and Corrupt Data Base for Out of Network Payment Calculations

This is unbelievable if I am reading this correctly as I had assumed that all insurers who licensed ...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Suicides At NYU And New York Presbyterian–2 Physician Interns Jumped To Their Deaths Suicides At NYU And New York Presbyterian–2 Physician Interns Jumped To Their Deaths

The first suicide fell 26 stories and people walking by heard the thud and it was pretty ugly accord...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Apax Partners Exploring Sale of Trizetto  Health IT To Include Debt, Maybe Worth As Much as $3 Billion Apax Partners Exploring Sale of Trizetto Health IT To Include Debt, Maybe Worth As Much as $3 Billion

Trizetto was run by a former CEO from Cerner, Trace Devanny for a short while, who was CEO of Trizetto.   He decided to jump  ship in May of...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Alabama Is The Next State Up With United Healthcare Firing Medicare Advantage Doctors–Notice From State Medical Association Alabama Is The Next State Up With United Healthcare Firing Medicare Advantage Doctors–Notice From State Medical Association

The state medical association put out a release to notify consumers who have Medicare Advantage Poli...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
 
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