FDA Approves Another New Diabetes 2 Drug FDA Approves Another New Diabetes 2 Drug

There’s no shortage on the attack of diabetes 2 and drugs that are used to combat it.  Just recently...

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Friday, August 01, 2014

The Four Models of Bundled Care - 3 Year CMS Algorithmic Patient Care Improvement Initiative, Yet One More Model To Enrich Health IT Profits With Complexities, Variables Will Kill This Model In Time… The Four Models of Bundled Care - 3 Year CMS Algorithmic Patient Care Improvement Initiative, Yet One More Model To Enrich Health IT Profits With Complexities, Variables Will Kill This Model In Time…

This is a new initiative from Medicare and if you thought coding was complex now, wait until this ki...

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Friday, August 01, 2014

MyMedicalRecords, PHR In A Box Now Available at Drugstore.Com (Subsidiary of Walgreens) MyMedicalRecords, PHR In A Box Now Available at Drugstore.Com (Subsidiary of Walgreens)

If you read here at the Medical Quack then you might remember MMRGlobal not too long ago settled a p...

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Molina Healthcare Buys Up Healthy Palm Beaches HMO in Florida Molina Healthcare Buys Up Healthy Palm Beaches HMO in Florida

Molina Healthcare is located in Long Beach, CA and has had some rough bumps with contracts and much ...

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Friday, August 01, 2014

United Makes More Money Contracting to Fix Vermont State Exchange United Makes More Money Contracting to Fix Vermont State Exchange

Here’s a tale of one more state insurance exchange and the same old insurance company subsidiary cas...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Emory Hospital in Georgia Prepares Isolation Unit To Treat Patient With Ebola Emory Hospital in Georgia Prepares Isolation Unit To Treat Patient With Ebola

Emory hospital in Atlanta is preparing to care for a patient from Western Africa.  We don’ t know w...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Baxter Sells It’s Vaccine Business to Pfizer for $635 Million Baxter Sells It’s Vaccine Business to Pfizer for $635 Million

This is further efforts on the part of Baxter to separate it’s drug other medical products business....

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Congratulations To The US Government - You Have Successfully Created a Complex Healthcare System Built With Little Or No Trust Where Very Few Want Or Know How to Engage With The Current Broken Model.. Congratulations To The US Government - You Have Successfully Created a Complex Healthcare System Built With Little Or No Trust Where Very Few Want Or Know How to Engage With The Current Broken Model..

Well it’s time for a rant and discussion on this topic and to try and take a look at the entire scen...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

CVS Caremark Sends Wrong Prescription Information to the Wrong Consumers CVS Caremark Sends Wrong Prescription Information to the Wrong Consumers

The folks affected here know what someone else has on their prescription lists.  The reason for the ...

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NueMD Looks to the Future, Sees “Mobile” NueMD Looks to the Future, Sees “Mobile”

NueMD is a valued advertiser at the Medical Quack and are announcing a new upgrade that will stand to simplify the reimbursement process and...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New England Quality Care Alliance, Next Up Duped On Consumer Credit Card Data And Web Information..As The Scoring of America Rolls On.. New England Quality Care Alliance, Next Up Duped On Consumer Credit Card Data And Web Information..As The Scoring of America Rolls On..

This kind of funny as the chief medical officer says he’s not real sure about it:)  We we know what ...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Amgen to Lay Off 2900 Employees, Close Two Plants As Profits Are Up 23% 2nd Quarter Amgen to Lay Off 2900 Employees, Close Two Plants As Profits Are Up 23% 2nd Quarter

This is a restructuring move the article states and it’s not due to lost revenue that’s for sure. T...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Big Clinical Data Registries Next?  Why Doesn’t Congress Restore the Office of Technology Assessment?  More Proof that It’s Needed As This Is Yet One More Complex IT Project That Will Not Contribute Good Care, Just An IT Expenditure With a Lot of Quantitated Justifications Tossed In Big Clinical Data Registries Next? Why Doesn’t Congress Restore the Office of Technology Assessment? More Proof that It’s Needed As This Is Yet One More Complex IT Project That Will Not Contribute Good Care, Just An IT Expenditure With a Lot of Quantitated Justifications Tossed In

I am not against registries at all as they are very useful and 8 years ago I built on in the EMR I w...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AAFP Says We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore With Optimization of Provider Networks - Specifically United Healthcare’s Doctor Dumping That Disrupts Continuity of Care AAFP Says We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore With Optimization of Provider Networks - Specifically United Healthcare’s Doctor Dumping That Disrupts Continuity of Care

This is not the first time the AAFP confronted United Healthcare as they did back in 2012 when they ...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hospira In Talks With Buying French Company, Danone - Could Be $5 Billion Dollar Tax Inversion Hospira In Talks With Buying French Company, Danone - Could Be $5 Billion Dollar Tax Inversion

There may be one more on the agenda coming up and nothing is in concrete yet.  Hospira is known for...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Protandim And Oxidative Stress Relief At the Medical Quack… Protandim And Oxidative Stress Relief At the Medical Quack…

I decided to put on the Medical Quack as I have been taking Protandim now for around 45 days and it is making a difference with how I feel, ...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

United Healthcare Rolls Out Mobile App For Consumers To Address Transparency With Shopping for Medical Treatments, Fine But What About Transparency With Data Selling Which Is Still Non Existent for Consumers, What’s Being “Mined” With this App for Predictive Behavioral Analytics? United Healthcare Rolls Out Mobile App For Consumers To Address Transparency With Shopping for Medical Treatments, Fine But What About Transparency With Data Selling Which Is Still Non Existent for Consumers, What’s Being “Mined” With this App for Predictive Behavioral Analytics?

Would I used this, nope.  More and more we all know there’s a trade off for apps and services and of...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Healthgrades Partners With Athena Health To Provide Easier Access to Book Appointments, Like Maybe Doing Better With Sorting Out Some of the “Dead Doctors” Seeing Patients in the After Life? Healthgrades Partners With Athena Health To Provide Easier Access to Book Appointments, Like Maybe Doing Better With Sorting Out Some of the “Dead Doctors” Seeing Patients in the After Life?

Well it looks like there’s a new way to determine if some are really dead doctors on Healthgrades, o...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Texas Doctor Working With Ebola Patients in Africa Now Has the Disease Amidst All Precautions and Safeguards-Of Course Still Listed on HealthGrades As Taking New Appointments in Dallas Texas Doctor Working With Ebola Patients in Africa Now Has the Disease Amidst All Precautions and Safeguards-Of Course Still Listed on HealthGrades As Taking New Appointments in Dallas

Not to take away from the seriousness of this story but again don’t rely on Healthgrades or Vitas f...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Automatic Renewals With Health Insurance Are Too Risky To Take That Chance - Algorithmic Business Models Have Changed Since Initial Enrollment As Well As Price - Would Not Do It Without Full Research as Killer Algorithms Cycle Through Here As Well.. Automatic Renewals With Health Insurance Are Too Risky To Take That Chance - Algorithmic Business Models Have Changed Since Initial Enrollment As Well As Price - Would Not Do It Without Full Research as Killer Algorithms Cycle Through Here As Well..

This is a good article and while renewals are meant to be something to make life easier, you can’t...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
 
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