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Recent News

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 […]