Let Patients Decide How Much Risk They'll Take
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Wall Street Journal article http://online.wsj.com * noted: “. But rampant misalignment of incentives is hampering technology in the U.S. health industry. “ “Start with the Food and Drug ...
How physicians can get paid for time spent with patients
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Medical Economics article http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com * answered a doctor’s question: “Q: I’m getting burned a lot from not billing for extra time spent with patients. Wha...
Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently and Associated Press article http://hosted.ap.org * noted: “ When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.The fa...
Report: Hepatitis C Drug Could Cost New York $3.6 Billion
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Capital New York article http://www.capitalnewyork.com * noted: “A new report analyzing the costs of widespread use of the lifesaving hepatitis C drug Sovaldi found the drug could cost N...
Medical errors trail only cancer and heart disease as a cause of death
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Daily News article http://www.nydailynews.com * noted: “The U.S. Senate hearing on health care had an unsettling title: “More than 1,000 preventable deaths a day is too many: Th...
To Prevent Surprise Bills, New Health Law Rules Could Widen Insurer Networks
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted: “ The Obama administration and state insurance regulators are developing stricter standards to address the concerns of consumers wh...
Narrow networks perform balancing act with access to specialty care
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Managed Health Care Executive article http://managedhealthcareexecutive.modernmedicine.com * noted: “Narrow networks have attracted some negative attention lately, with the latest being ...
10 things immigrant families need to know about the Marketplace *
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
Affordable coverage options are available in the Health Insurance Marketplace for immigrant families. If you’ve recently moved to the United States and had a change in your immigration status, here...
America Loves Getting Bigger, and Therein Lies the Problem for Healthcare
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted;” Why do Americans say yes to supersizing? Because in America, bigger is better — or at least, that's been the...
New Hand-Hygiene Guidelines Issued
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New England Journal of Medicne article http://www.jwatch * noted: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and others have released expert guidance on proper hand hygiene in th...