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…

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…