Doctoring Health Care Health Care Reform

Where is something available for nothing? Cambridge, Mass. perhaps…

It happened.  Guilty.  I confess. Reading about Dr Berwick’s recess appointment to lead CMS induced me to watch a Fox news clip.  Gosh, I feel bad about it.  It felt good, though. Patients–that’s you and me–should know that CMS controls doctors, nurses and especially hospital/practice managers.  They are ten times more scary than the radar […]

Doctoring General Cardiology General Medicine Health Care

Not mastering the obvious is costing us now…

Being married to a palliative care doctor is enlightening in so many ways. As has been noted previously, CMS (government) decided that commonly ordered stress scans and ultrasounds of the heart are much less valuable.  Undoubtedly, there are many reasons for this, but at least one is likely the notion that there are too many […]