Is This the End of Universal Healthcare?

This article was first featured on The Huffington Post on January 25, 2016 For decades, universal healthcare has been an important policy issue for Democrats. Party faithful argue that providing access to healthcare is a basic right that should be afforded to all American citizens. Data suggests that providing healthcare access benefits society both socially and … [Read more...]

The Side Effects of Obamacare Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

This article was first posted to The Huffington Post on June 9, 2015. When many people think of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or "Obamacare"), they think of a health insurance program designed to expand coverage and care options for Americans. The insurance element of Obamacare is the most prescribed and detailed aspect of the law, which is probably why … [Read more...]

How mHealth Should Help Patients Control Their Health

This article was first published to Healthcare Financial Management on February 18, 2015. The term mHealth refers to mobile devices and applications that can connect individuals with different constituencies in the healthcare system. A significant component of current mHealth solutions is their ability to transfer selected patient health attributes to provider networks. These … [Read more...]

Outcomes-based reimbursement: Do the codes support it?

This article was originally posted to Becker's Healthcare on October 2, 2014 There are 24 hours in a day, and when you're a physician, you have to think about how to best work those hours to take care of your patients — and yourself. Back in the day, when the fee-for-service model was alive and kicking, physicians would charge what were ostensibly market rates for the care … [Read more...]

The Affordable Care Act Accident

This blog was originally posted as The Affordable Care Act Accident on The Huffington Post on May 28, 2013. Those who support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or "Obamacare") see it as a landmark victory for Democrats in their pursuit to provide more equitable health care to all Americans. I see it as an accident that happened because Ted Kennedy … [Read more...]

Employee Based Healthcare: An Obsolete Entitlement

Advocacy for universal healthcare in America has stirred up the debate over the government’s role in society. Should the government require that all Americans are medically insured? If so, those who cannot afford it will get their insurance paid by the government. It won’t take long for the collective chorus to start chanting, “Entitlement!”So-called entitlement programs are … [Read more...]