Patient Care

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Are You Wrongly Labeled “Depressed”?

Have you looked into your medical record? Does it claim you are depressed when you aren’t?

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?

Will Employers Choose Your Doctors?
It was a startling announcement. Twenty large companies have joined to start the Health Transformation Alliance. With approximately four million workers between them, they “plan to share information about members’ employee health spending and outcomes, with an eye toward using findings to change how they contract for care.”

TRANSCRIPT: Outside, In: Will Population Health Solve What’s Ailing Our Health Care System?

TRANSCRIPT:  Outside, In: Will Population Health Solve What’s Ailing Our Health Care System?

 

Politico Panel Discussion – Partial Transcript by CCHF

NOTE: All emphasis ours. Some comments paraphrased or truncated.

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SCOTUS Meets Today on Affordable Care Act Case & Junior Doctors Strike in the UK

SCOTUS Meets Today on Affordable Care Act Case & Junior Doctors Strike in the UK

Two significant headlines concerning heath care are making news today, and Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is available for comment on both.

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s trouble ahead for doctors and patients, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights.

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

Stacking the Deck Against Patients

There’s trouble ahead for doctors and patients. Last Friday, the eleven members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee were announced. It includes seven physicians to advise HHS on how to pay doctors differently. Republicans established the committee in the “Doc Fix” bill (MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), which President Obama happily signed because it expanded Obamacare controls.

Health Care Spending to Climb Through 2024;

Health Care Spending to Climb Through 2024;

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health care is an always-moving, always-changing entity, with new developments every day—some of which compromise patients’ private medical information, as well as the care their doctors can offer them.

Can the Patient-Doctor Relationship be Saved?

Can the Patient-Doctor Relationship be Saved?

You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality.

Summit at the Summit: Let My Doctor Practice

Summit at the Summit: Let My Doctor Practice

SPECIAL FREE WEBCAST EVENT!

AN EVENT TO RESTORE PHYSICIAN FREEDOM IN PATIENT TREATMENT! 
 
FREE Physician Townhall Webcast July 20-25 To Address EHR, MOC Issues & More

Your Doctor, the Robot?

Your Doctor, the Robot?

Will robots dictate medical treatment? In “Could Artificial Intelligence End the Electronic Medical Record Nightmare?” physician Kevin R. Stone says doctors, nurses and patients used to talk with each other to share information and solve problems, but now, “The electronic medical record has killed the oral science.”