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Fee-for-service isn't to blame for healthcare's ills, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the June 30 editorial “Insuring against the future,” this article is another attempt to sell Americans on the notion that fee-for-service is the cause of our healthcare spending woes and must be abolished if we hope to get spending under control.
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Prescribing addictive drugs to boost scores isn't 'unlikely' scenario, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the article “Senators concerned docs prescribing addictive drugs to boost survey scores”: Unlikely scenario? This is a totally “likely” scenario that is happening every day. Talk to an emergency department physician.
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Team-based care needs physician leaders, not nurses, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has changed much of how we deliver healthcare, our challenge still remains to provide more, while maintaining the high standards the medical profession demands and our patients expect and deserve.
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Throwing more money at VA won't solve problems
By Modern Healthcare | June 07, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
I was sincerely disappointed by your last few paragraphs crying about how VA administrators are not paid enough money.
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VA scandal shows the realities of rationing care
By Modern Healthcare | May 31, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is an example of single-payer, government-provided healthcare.
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Need to be alert to 'dark side' of Affordable Care Act
By Modern Healthcare | May 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
I've only been a doctor for 45 years, so maybe I've slept through something, but it sure looks to me like there's been wholesale rationing for years—only it's been hidden or accepted as “the way things are.”
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Letters to the Editor: CEO's contract can reveal a hospital's true mission
By Modern Healthcare | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
We believe that if you want to understand what a hospital's primary mission truly is—financial performance or quality patient care—you should skip the mission statement and go directly to the CEO's contract.
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Industry needs to focus on technology, treatments that add value, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If there were randomized, prospective trials demonstrating clear superiority of robotic techniques over conventional surgery, there would be an unambiguous rationale for the use of robotics.
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What’s needed next: Transparency in outcomes, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In the April 14 issue, Merrill Goozner’s editorial, noting the potential value of the release by the CMS of individual physician payments, is immediately followed by a guest editorial from
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Limits on cancer center access just tip of the iceberg, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The article on restricted access to cancer care is the tip of the iceberg.
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