December, 2017

New year, new health plan!

Enjoy this charmingly inaudible take on my Medicare-receiving Mom logging in to Aetna’s website 🙂

Fee-for-service quick and dirty

In my holiday fervor, I forgot some key points. Doing a quick lit search brought up this lovely paper from 2008 “Health care reimbursement: Clemens to Clinton” by John T. Preskitt, MD. (John you and I should just settle down and raise a family we are perfect for each other). The answer to my stutter […]

Why out-of-control costs matter

Complexity. From how you get insurance (THREE MORE DAYS FOR MARKETPLACE PLANS) to who the emergency department treats to the non-communicating EMRs that create a chorus of fax tones ringing out across this great nation of over-paying under-served… well it ends like this: envelopes. Cramming up your mailbox. Every medical service, every brick and mortar […]

VIDEO W/ DOG on Nurse Practitioners

Here’s a fun video for a dreary Washington Friday. Let me tell you how nurse practitioners and physician assistants are making health care available and affordable and great (again?). Featuring Peanut the dog. Paper cited: http://firestats.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/S2-Naylor.pdf

CVS-AETNA merger (I told you so, mom)

The things going on in corporate health care these days. Woo! It’s like my own personal Boiler Room. Our care system is at the point in its spring cleaning when all drawers have been dumped on the floor to sort out the junk for donation, the cleaning products are strewn about, and there’s a half-built really […]

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