Healthcare News

  • Changing from A La Carte to Fixed Price

    Changing from A La Carte to Fixed Price

    By Dr. Kenneth Rothaus The traditional system by which hospitals and physicians are reimbursed by insurance companies has been on an item by item (or service by service) method. For example, when a patient is admitted to the hospital for a hernia repair, the hospital would bill the patient’s health insurance company separately for tests,

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  • The Pain Medication Dilemma

    The Pain Medication Dilemma

    By Dr. Kenneth Rothaus Abuse of prescriptions for opioid-based painkillers is becoming the focus of increased regulatory activity on the federal and state levels. For example, as of March 27th in New York State paper prescriptions will become a thing of the past.  All physicians practicing in New York must e-prescribe. This is in addition

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  • Risks With NSAIDs

    Risks With NSAIDs

    By Dr. Ted Tyberg The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) strengthened the warning labels this week on a host of over the counter ( OTC ) drugs known as NSAIDs – non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. This includes popular OTC medications such as Advil and Aleve, as well as prescription drugs Celebrex and

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