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Why Physicians Continue to Use Locum Tenens Agencies for Temp and Permanent Jobs
September 29, 2016
Why Physicians Continue to Use Locum Tenens Agencies for Temp and Permanent Jobs

More and more physicians who are seeking temporary or permanent, full-time or part-time, job opportunities are partnering with locum tenens agencies....

Trump Vs Clinton: Projected Costs for New  Health Care Plan
August 25, 2016
Trump Vs Clinton: Projected Costs for New Health Care Plan

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget(CRFB), has analyzed each candidate’s health care plan with some surprising conclusions...

Affordable Care Act Entering Death Spiral
August 19, 2016
Affordable Care Act Entering Death Spiral

It was predicted by many that the Affordable Care Act would create an unsustainable market. That day has finally arrived.  Aetna halts expansions in new states. Follow up to Dr. Moghim's blog article, Physician's Message to Obamacare: We Are Not On Board.  

Marijuana Use: Is it Risky or Beneficial to our Health?
July 29, 2016
Marijuana Use: Is it Risky or Beneficial to our Health?

The ongoing debate about the use of marijuana as a medicinal therapy and recreational drug continues to rage in the halls of power and the public square...

Lethal Epidemic of Fentanyl Abuse
July 7, 2016
Lethal Epidemic of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl, commonly known on the street as “China White” or “China Girl,” is an extremely powerful opioid...

Hillary Clinton Proposes Major Expansion to Medicare
June 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton Proposes Major Expansion to Medicare

Hillary Clinton's startling proposal to increase the scope of Medicare should spark a debate with American voters...

The Implications of UnitedHealth Group’s Exit from Health Care Exchanges
June 16, 2016
The Implications of UnitedHealth Group’s Exit from Health Care Exchanges

After a reported $650 million loss, UnitedHealth Group confirmed it would stop offering health insurance plans through the state-run exchanges, causing larger implications for the industry.

Are Opioids the Right Solution for Chronic Pain?
May 31, 2016
Are Opioids the Right Solution for Chronic Pain?

Dependence upon medicinal opioids, like Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Vicodin, is a national epidemic with an estimated 8.2 million Americans abusing these prescription pills. 

Which Voters Prioritize Healthcare?
May 23, 2016
Which Voters Prioritize Healthcare?

With the majority of voters considering healthcare one of the top voting issues in the upcoming presidential election, healthcare could be a swing issue for key demographics.

The Ugly Truth Behind Proposition 69
May 13, 2016
The Ugly Truth Behind Proposition 69

This November, Colorado voters will be able to strike down Proposition 69, also known as Coloradocare, a misguided ballot initiative that would help create the first single payer health insurance system in the nation.

Is Universal Health Care Possible in America?
May 6, 2016
Is Universal Health Care Possible in America?

It is only with the onset of the 2015 presidential election cycle that the subject of universal health care has risen in prominence.  Both Sanders and Trump have spoken in support of universal health coverage, but...

Should the Affordable Care Act Be an Election Issue?
April 21, 2016
Should the Affordable Care Act Be an Election Issue?

ACA continues to be a lightning rod for presidential candidates. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump takes an unusual stand on the law, while the presumptive Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton has taken a slightly different position...

How Locum Tenens Fits Perfectly with a Changing Health Care Industry
April 4, 2016
How Locum Tenens Fits Perfectly with a Changing Health Care Industry

Prior to ACA, almost 75 percent of hospitals hired temporary physicians for almost 600,000 days of service each year. Today, almost 90 percent of hospitals report using a locum physician.

Why More Hospitals are Offering Big Discounts for Cash Payments
March 25, 2016
Why More Hospitals are Offering Big Discounts for Cash Payments

Just a few years ago, hospitals reserved their highest prices for patients without insurance coverage.  This is no longer the case...

Hack Attack: Learning from the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Cyber-Attack
March 17, 2016
Hack Attack: Learning from the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Cyber-Attack

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center story is the latest in a long line of health care cyber crimes, but it certainly will not be the last...

Growing Deductibles are Barrier for Adequate Medical Care
March 10, 2016
Growing Deductibles are Barrier for Adequate Medical Care

Over the past five years, the deductible for individual plan workers has grown seven times more than wages.

How a New President Might Modify the Affordable Care Act
February 29, 2016
How a New President Might Modify the Affordable Care Act

ACA has been criticized for adding to the national debt, offering limited financial security and overburdening an already fragile health care system...

5 Most Promising Health Care Breakthroughs of 2016
February 9, 2016
5 Most Promising Health Care Breakthroughs of 2016

A look at the medical industry and the top 5 most promising breakthroughs in healthcare for 2016...

Is just being a good doctor good enough to get the job?
January 28, 2016
Is just being a good doctor good enough to get the job?

Are your clinical skills good enough to get the job? 3 things practice owners are really looking for when hiring a physician. 

What is Fueling the Immense Demand for Hospitalists?
January 19, 2016
What is Fueling the Immense Demand for Hospitalists?

There are a number of reasons why hospitalists are the fastest growing specialty in U.S. medical history.