Recent News

March 15, 2023

Look forward to the March 2023 Summit

The ACRO Gold medal is awarded, by the Board of Chancellors, in recognition of distinguished service to the American College of Radiation Oncology and the profession […]
October 25, 2022

My Board Role at WSMA helps me meet forward-thinking healthcare leaders

October 6, 2022

A huge shout out to my AMA HOD physician colleagues for voting me to serve on the AMA Council on Medical Service.

May 27, 2022

Physician Payment needs a fix

Many patients wonder why so many physicians are retiring.  Physicians often are in training (medical school, residency, fellowship) till they are 35 years of age.  They […]
May 16, 2022

Suicide Prevention Hotline 988

On July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) will transition to an easy-to-remember, 3-digit number (988). This represents an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and […]
May 16, 2022

Patient Outcomes and Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will end the Web Interface reporting option for Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in 2025. The ACOs have a […]
May 4, 2022

ACO Reach

The ACO REACH is a voluntary CMMI model scheduled to operate for 4 years from 1/1/2023 until 12/31/2026. The Request for Applications (RFA) was released on […]
May 4, 2022

Prior Authorizations result in delayed treatments

In a June 2019 sample of denials issued by 15 of the largest Medicare Advantage insurers, OIG found that 18 percent of denied payments and 13 […]
May 4, 2022

ACA subsidies will end after PHE

Kudos to Kentucky and Oregon for looking ahead to the end of the Covid-19 public health emergency which could result in millions of people being kicked […]
April 27, 2022

The Complexity within the Healthcare World

Patients want a healthy and respected relationship with their physicians. For physicians, this involves creating a human bond, being transparent about options, active listening and building […]
April 27, 2022

Health Care is a game of Jenga

Our US healthcare system is a complex world of moving parts. Like the game of Jenga, each piece (physician, hospital, payer, patient) is interdependent on the […]
May 19, 2020

A Survival Guide to Coronavirus

How To Keep Your Family Safe Amidst COVID 19 By Sheila Rege MD Please share this information but try not to reproduce, duplicate, or transmit any […]
February 9, 2018

Is Local Business more important than Health?

Lawmakers in Washington State push to raise age to buy tobacco, and vaping products to 21. As a healthcare professional I am in full support of […]
January 12, 2017

Women in Business Conference 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful start to the new year! To begin the year on a positive note, as a passionate advocate for cancer […]