Aftermath

News article by / March 27, 2017 /

It’s now Saturday morning, March 25th, 2017.  Yesterday, the replacement for the Affordable Care Act was pulled off the table and both Democrats and Republicans walked away from the painful contention created over the last...

Intro Who among us has known someone who has experienced, perhaps even died from Alzheimer’s Disease?  It’s a terrible disease. Not only does it wreck the afflicted patients’ lives but also those in the care...

For the second time in 2 years, the Supreme Court of the United States has defended the Affordable Care Act.  It’s time to move on.  The ACA was designed, in part, to help transition the...

When it comes to wellness, patients are sometimes confused about the “value” of the Annual Wellness Visit.  When we attempt to schedule these patients, we sometimes hear them grumble about the wellness visit being “non-essential”...

Chronic Care Management + Wellness Program Why would we steal a line from Star Trek to describe our new Chronic Care Management + Wellness program? Because we believe that this unique and powerful system gives...

Shifting Sands of Healthcare

News article by / February 12, 2015 /

Our world of healthcare is changing rapidly and converging to a new (and hopefully better) paradigm. We are seeing the shifting sands of healthcare going from fee-for-service to value-based services. More precisely, we are about...

Are you aware that under Medicare you are entitled to an annual wellness visit to your primary care physician once every 12 months? Even though Medicare does not cover a routine physical exam, it does...

Chronic Care Management (CCM)

News article by / February 2, 2015 /

Medicare has published its final rule for 2015 that specifies the reimbursement physicians will get for providing care to chronically ill patients under the new Chronic Care Management (CCM) program.  It’s a good deal for...

End of Life Planning

News article by / February 2, 2015 /

Medicare removed the End of Life Planning option on the Annual Wellness Visit in 2011 on or about the same date as the new statute hit the street. But don’t think for a second that...

Avoiding Falls and Accidents

News article by / February 2, 2015 /

Falls and accidents in the Medicare population are inevitable. Not only do these cause extraordinary expense to our healthcare system, but often they can lead to an accelerated end-of-life scenario for the patients.  But it...