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Healthcare Update — 07-28-2014

Patients with “insurance” wonder why they can’t find access to medical care? Here’s a good example of why: Wisconsin pays a pittance to those who care for its Medicaid patients. As in 71% lower for office visits than private insurance payment rates, 76% to 78% lower for hospital care than private insurance rates, and 91% lower for emergency care than private insurance rates. According to the article: One result of Medicaid’s low payment rates for physicians is a shortage of ...

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A Medical Malpractice Attorney Tells It Like It Is

By Birdstrike MD Below is conversation between an Emergency Physician and a medical malpractice attorney. It was originally posted on Student Doctor Network by an anonymous poster that goes by the handle “TrumpetDoc.” It has been reprinted and edited with permission of the original author. If you have any thoughts or experience regarding medical malpractice, from either the plaintiff or defendant side, I’m sure you’ll find it quite interesting. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Recently I [TrumpetDoc] had a discussion with a local medical ...

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Medical School in the Big City, Vol. II: A Month in the Morgue

  By Birdstrike M.D.   “So, I grabbed up my suitcase, and took off down the road When I got there she was layin’ on a coolin’ board” – Son House, Death Letter Blues   Fourth year of medical school is great.  Finally, I get some elective time.  Last month was great: Dermatology, ahh…….Sleep, rest, low stress and drug rep lunches: Yum.  I can still smell the delicious smoked ribs the rep brought for lunch, just last week.  I’m already ...

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