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since my cancer diagnosis, I'm interested in everything healthcare related

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    When Physicians Stop Taking Insurance

    I'm in California, and I asked my doctor (not concierge) that if a doc doesn't accept medicare, can a patient bill medicare directly. He said no, only doctors can bill. Which for me, means that my second insurance is also useless because they only pay if medicare is used first. Some doctors won't go concierge because their patient base are elderly. My oncologist says most of his patients are over 50, and there's no way they can afford cash only chemo. One session is billed at almost $20,000. Not that they get that much, but several thousand, I'm sure. I think it will pay for everybody to exercise, eat right and look both ways before crossing the street. To avoid ending up in the poorhouse. Interesting times ahead. Maisy, does that flat fee cover labs, radiology and other tests?
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    When Physicians Stop Taking Insurance

    I wonder if the doctors who will not accept patients with medicare have forgotten that Medicare funded their training while in residency. I also wonder if these cash-only doctors will be able to treat their patients in teaching hospitals with medicare funded residents as part of their team.
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    Post-Op Nurse Cleared in Fall Lawsuit

  4. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/victoria-hospital-wont-hire-very-obese-workers/
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    Nursing student saves college student's life after collapse

    How nice that his sister went public with her appreciation. Who knows, she might be playing matchmaker too.:redbeathe Thanks for the link to the patient's complication.
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    Secrets of the Operating Room

    When I was getting a pre-op checkup from my primary doc, I asked what goes on when the patient is being operated on. His reply was "you don't want to know". After reading the article, I now know why. :uhoh21: But I'll probably read the book anyway.
  7. http://www.live5news.com/story/16467806/nursing-student-saves-college-students-life-after-collapse Wouldn't they make a cute couple?
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    Nurse Fired to Appease Anesthesiologist

    http://www.outpatientsurgery.net/news/2011/11/37-Nurse-Fired-to-Appease-Anesthesiologist Court records http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?page=1&xmldoc=In FDCO 20111128325.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR&SizeDisp=7
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    Obama nominates former nurse to head CMS

    The payscale for department heads are set by congress. And they are part of the public record for all to see. Obama can't change or alter what people are paid to "save" money. She's not being hired as a nurse, that's just part of her history. She's being hired as an administrator. With all the transparency in the vetting of high government officials, do you really think anyone would make a public hiring decision that even hinted at gender discrimination? It would make headlines the next day. Oh, OK, I get it. What this all boils down to is that you're not going to give Obama credit for anything, even when he does something right.
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    Obama nominates former nurse to head CMS

    I don't understand. Why are you critical of Obama in this situation?
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    Obama nominates former nurse to head CMS

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    Texas Attorney Convicted in Nurse Whistle-Blowing Case

    This is dated Nov. 4, so assume this just happened. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=8419505
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    Inside a Surgical Device Kickback Scheme

    This is a fascinating story about crooked staffers who knew how to game the system at a medical center and make a lot of money. http://www.outpatientsurgery.net/news/2011/10/21-Inside-a-Surgical-Device-Kickback-Scheme
  14. http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/nursing-now-a-matter-of-degrees-2225345.php
  15. http://www.newswest9.com/story/15627650/midland-memorial-hospital-pays-its-nurses-higher-education
  16. This story is so depressing. I hope he won't be allowed to pursue his medical career after this. http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110706/NEWS01/107060324/MSU-medical-student-says-he-killed-13-greyhounds-out-anger?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE