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Sunday July 23, 2017
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July 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 1

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One of the Summit’s keynote speakers, Nick Westfall, Chief Executive Officer, VITAS Healthcare, took a look inward at how VITAS Healthcare measures results, integrates technology planning and examines their patient experience roadmap around the three dimensions of Triple Aim. 

The expanding field of image-guided therapy exists in high-tech healthcare environments where science, art and imagination have intersected to save and improve the lives of patients.

Healthcare law can sometimes be complex since it encompasses a number of traditional law practices such as corporate and litigation. Also, since the industry is highly regulated, healthcare attorneys are often necessary to help you navigate this terrain.

The AMA advocate for the separation of terms of employment contracts and medical staff privileges. There is the right to review for all physicians regardless of employment status. This includes the right to review and may include a physician whose conduct has been characterized as “disruptive, intimidating, or inappropriate.” 

I’m often asked how Carol and I have stayed together for more than 46 years not only as a married couple, but for the last 14+ years as co-publishers as well. Quite simply, neither one of us is too confrontational nor too concerned with always being right or in my case, usually wrong. 

You are fortunate. You’ve reached a high point in your ability to earn a living from your profession. On the other hand, your marriage has fallen apart and you are contemplating divorce. You know you will have to pay child support for the children of your marriage, but how much?

Your dentist defines plaque as a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. If left undetected and untreated, plaque leads to tooth and gum disease. In the same vein, financial plaque is a buildup of poor financial decisions over a period of time. 

The CMMS introduced the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative in October 2013. The BPCI was designed to test whether linking the payments for all providers involved in delivering an episode of care could reduce Medicare cost while maintaining or improving quality of care. 

Between the Trump administration’s recently released proposed budget and the Republicans’ American Health Care Act, hope is being rekindled for possible relief from Washington on recent tort-reform setbacks in Florida, as well as many other states where tort reforms passed in the late 2000s have been overturned.

Ever get sucked into a horrible movie on TV. Even if you only watch for a few minutes, you change the channel thinking, there is ten minutes I’ll never get back! 

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