It helps to have a hospital room with a view
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/ * reported: “Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don't have to be ugly as well — and there's ample evid...
Medicare’s Flawed Ratings for Nursing Homes
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/ * reported: “Medicare has devised a rating system for nursing homes that portrays many of them as much better than they really are. Consumers sho...
Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/ *reported: “Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credit...
Obamacare Curveball
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the New York Daily News http://www.nydailynews.com/ * reported : “Sign of the times: The Cubs' rain-delay disaster was due, in part, to the health-care law. Damning evidence that Obamacare...
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/ * reported a physicians concerns “All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an off...
Nurse practitioners fight to write prescriptions
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/ * reported: “Nurse practitioner Bob Hobbs once came within days of closing his doors to patients because a doctor who gave him permission to write script...
UnitedHealthcare's Oxford starts N.J.-only health care network
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently NJBIZ http://www.njbiz.com/ * reported: “UnitedHealthcare's Oxford division is launching a New Jersey-only network of doctors and hospitals that will provide lower-cost health plans to emp...
Solving the crisis in primary care
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently Medical Economics http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/ * reported that: “Direct pay models could buy physicians more time with patients to improve care and reset a fractured payment...
Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently NPR http://www.npr.org/ *told this story: “As a young doctor working at a teaching hospital, Sandeep Jauhar was having trouble making ends meet. So, like other academic physicians, he took...
CMS Moves to Define Where Medicare and Exchange Plans Overlap
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Mar 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently the Commonwealth Fund http://www.commonwealthfund.org/ *reported: “ recipients in theory don't have to worry about obtaining coverage on health law insurance exchanges and, moreover, can't...