Daily Archives: January 22, 2009

HHS OIG Report Cites ROI: $17 for $1 Spent on Medicare, Medicaid

Lot’s going on today, reports, bills and the like… The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said in its Annual Performance Report for fiscal year 2008 that the return on investment for expenditures related to the … Continue reading

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Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

For those of you who would like to read the White House  memoradum, which is pretty much a cease and desist order, you can click here for a copy of it. Depending on your political leaning, this is either the beginning … Continue reading

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Portion of Economic Stimulus Package With Health Care IT Funds

Here is a PDF of the Health IT Stimulus  And here is a PDF or the Medicaid Bill  From kaisernetwork.org: On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee on a 35-22 party-line vote approved a $358 billion portion of an $825 billion economic … Continue reading

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NPR: The controversy of concierge medicine

Some states have been considering whether to regulate fee-for-service physicians who practice what is sometimes referred to as “concierge” medicine. Tamara Keith explores why the option has garnered controversy. Steve Chiotakis: Imagine having unlimited access to your doctor. Some physicians … Continue reading

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