Archives By Month: January 2016

Hospice Care

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:48 am By admin in Government HealthCare

Hospice care, the Medicare program designed for the terminally ill in the 1980s has mushroom beyond any bureaucratic expectations. Initially projected to cover the final 180days of life, by 2013 paid for an average of 1000 days spread out over four or more calendar years. They cost Medicare 14% of its hospice spending, even though […]

Data Is Difficult to Measure Part IV

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:46 am By admin in International HealthCare

The data is complex. Dan LeSueur Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW Claims data has been around for years and thus it has been standardized and scrubbed. But this type of data is incomplete. Clinical data from sources like EMRs give a more complete picture of […]

The Medicare Monster

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:44 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part I Steven Hayward & Erik Peterson from the January 1993 issue – WSJ The scene is Capitol Hill. It’s the year 2035. Thousands of elderly protesters assemble outside the Capitol building. Inside, the House Ways and Means Committee meets to enact huge cuts in both Medicare and the national health-insurance program. Members are reluctant to take this […]

Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice by Non Participation in Government Programs and Understanding the Devastating Force of Government

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:42 am By admin in Restoring Accountability in HealthCare

Medicine and Liberty – Network of Liberty Oriented Doctors,, Alphonse Crespo, MD, Executive Director and Founder Medicine & Liberty (MedLib) is an independent physician network founded in 2007, dedicated to the study and advocacy of liberty, ethics & market in medical services. – We support professional autonomy for doctors and liberty of choice for […]