Understanding MACRA – Part 1

Understanding MACRA  – State of United States Healthcare So I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but I simply felt that I still didn’t know enough about it to be able to actually write something about it. I’ve always been someone against misinformation and since MACRA is a huge concept and new…

Understanding Medicare and Medicaid and how ACA Factors

Medicare/Medicaid and some examples Although this will primarily be based upon medicare, I think it’s also important to have a good understanding of medicaid as well. It’s something that I was often confused with younger and because their names sound so familiar, it’s understandable if there is often mix up. This was spurred by the following post…

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…

Healthcare IT in 2017 – My Take On It

Skeptical, yet Hopeful for Healthcare IT *** yes this is an echo chamber and I realize it, but it’s also my own web site and blog so deal with it *** So one of the original reasons why I started this website and blogis a way for me to document the things that I have…

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…

Identity – Who Do You Think I Am? (inspired by Dope)

My Struggle with Identity Student A is an overachieving, straight A grabbing student that was born and raised in a middle class community and went to schools in a ne’er-do-well environment. Traveling around from suburb to suburb because of his parent’s occupation, he loves to play badminton and lacrosse and is a percussionist in classical,…

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…

B2B – Integrating WDS and MDT Overview!

MDT and WDS Working Together So this post is a testament to burnout, and how much it can hit you and how hard it can hit you. Granted, I had midterms, projects, assignments and everything piling up, but even in my free time, I knew that I had stuff to write about and I knew that…

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…