Understanding the Costs of Healthcare Insurance

Reimbursements that physicians in the US get have no relation to supply and demand. All physician work is reduced to a series of codes, called the Current Procedural Terminology, and then submitted to the RVS Update Committee (RUC), which is made up of representatives of all specialties/subspecialties and this group then “values” the code by…

Money Management as a Generation “Nope”

Money Management in the Age of Trump Many problems, and it all stems from improper management of money. There’s a reason why many millennials and Gen-Xs have such a difficult time, and it’s because the old guard and baby boomers don’t retire. There is a financial reason and it’s because most of them simply cannot…

Electronic Data Capture (EDC) – From Paper to PDFs

Understanding Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Now, it’s not really just from paper to PDFs, but I needed something to catchy and I was hoping to utilize some alliteration to make this snazzier and me seem more like a wordsmith #Lyrical. But these past few weeks have been quite hectic for me as this will be…

Where I’ve Been! An Update and Recap!

What I’ve Been Doing! To my loyal readers who have contacted me (even though I already took down that email due to influx of spam mail) asking about where I was and whether or not I would keep posting, this is for you! I’m still here! I know that I left with a post regarding…

Burnout – Finishing Remarks, Mitigating Burnout?

There is no stopping burnout, only mitigating it. Now that I’ve discussed a couple of key points that I’ve identified in relating to physician and healthcare provider burnout. I wanted to talk about some things that we should be pushing for more to allow these lifechanging, literally, miracle workers actually have some peace of mind…

Burnout – Technology is Killing Us All!

EHR and Other Health Technology Are A Key Driver of Physician Burnout I know that I’ve been gone for a while, school starting up has been a huge drag these past 2 weeks. Things just picked up speed way too quickly and smacked me before I even realized what was happening.  Before I knew it, I…

Burnout – Gripes and Struggling with Insurance

Mental Costs of Healthcare Insurance towards Burnout Continuing on my burnout discussion from a few days, I wanted to touch upon another area or factor that might explain why medicine has one of the highest burnout rates in most professions. As I did more research and reading, I found that in an editorial published in…

Burnout – The Crippling Effect of Debt

Burnout. Unable to do anything when everything is out of control. Burnout, often described as an experience of emotional exhaustion, demoralization, depersonalization, and a lost sense of personal accomplishment and achievement, has become a growing concern in these past few years. Burnout in this case doesn’t just affect the person, but it affects everybody even…

Why Does Healthcare Suck at Protecting Stuff?

It’s still happening. And I don’t foresee it letting up anytime soon. It’s still happening. Despite all of the healthcare data breaches that occurred in 2015, which gave it the name of the “Year of the Healthcare Hack”… it seems that we may be looking into changing that title into a period… a time period…

ICD10 Diagnoses Codes for Pokemon Go Patients!

Common ICD-10 Codes Used Against Pokemon Go Players With the new craze and advent towards virtual reality, there’s also going to be a rise in relevant diagnoses codes for these players. Now, some background on Pokemon Go for those that aren’t familiar with it. It is a location-based, augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic,…