CMS Medicare Proposing More Data Selling of Both Private and Medicare Patient Claim Data - A New Dignity And Privacy Attack on Both Consumers and Doctors CMS Medicare Proposing More Data Selling of Both Private and Medicare Patient Claim Data - A New Dignity And Privacy Attack on Both Consumers and Doctors

Just when you think it can’t get any worse it does.  If you read here often enough then you know I am a privacy advocate and have had an inf...

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

United Healthcare Buys Helios Workman’s Comp PBM and Their Other Related Businesses United Healthcare Buys Helios Workman’s Comp PBM and Their Other Related Businesses

Here’s another purchase, Helios,   and the big focus here is the pharmacy benefit management.  It was just last year that United/OptumRX bou...

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Silicon Valley Is At It Again Confusing the Public With Calling Risk Assessments a Form of A Diagnosis Tool… Silicon Valley Is At It Again Confusing the Public With Calling Risk Assessments a Form of A Diagnosis Tool…

This should be ruled trickery as that’s what it really is.  When you read the snip from the press release on Neurotrack, this is a “risk ass...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Funding Orwellian Software Apps For Medication Compliance-Obnoxious Pill Selfies–Time To Think About Boycotting Some VC Portfolio Companies Right Now… Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Funding Orwellian Software Apps For Medication Compliance-Obnoxious Pill Selfies–Time To Think About Boycotting Some VC Portfolio Companies Right Now…

I’ve complained about this here and there but this takes the hat.  When you dump out $12 million and on top of that get $7 Million from the ...

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

CMS Sanctions Cigna-No More Selling Any New Medicare Advantage Policies Until Algo Problems Denying Medical Coverage and Prescription Denials Are Fixed CMS Sanctions Cigna-No More Selling Any New Medicare Advantage Policies Until Algo Problems Denying Medical Coverage and Prescription Denials Are Fixed

As we may all know Cigna is working to be acquired by Anthem, which would be a huge acquisition.  As you may or may not know, Cigna’s pharma...

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Zeke Emanuel Joins Venture Capital Group–Will He Still Be Writing US Healthcare Policy at the CAP Think Tank? Zeke Emanuel Joins Venture Capital Group–Will He Still Be Writing US Healthcare Policy at the CAP Think Tank?

I think all may remember Dr. Zeke Emanuel writing the famous post on the New York Times that basically said he wants to die at age 75 and fu...

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

AMA Decides to Buddy Up with the Silicon Valley Data Sellers–Investing In A Healthcare Innovation Company, Yeah It’s Just More Flipping Code To Be Blunt… AMA Decides to Buddy Up with the Silicon Valley Data Sellers–Investing In A Healthcare Innovation Company, Yeah It’s Just More Flipping Code To Be Blunt…

What a difference a President makes.  Last president of the AMA seemed much more interested in doctors and their work and now we have a shif...

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Monday, January 11, 2016

So What’s the Future With Guns and Healthcare? Will Doctors be Required to Do “Gun Risk Assessments” On Patients Next? So What’s the Future With Guns and Healthcare? Will Doctors be Required to Do “Gun Risk Assessments” On Patients Next?

Of course we had to ask this question as with complexities, if a doctor should decide to turn information over to the FBI on a patient, ther...

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
 
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