CMA Stumbles Over Balance Billing Legislation in California
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CMA Stumbles Over Balance Billing Legislation

AB 72, a bill that is currently on the verge of being approved by the California State Legislature, represents a serious strategic loss for physicians in California around the issue of out-of-network services (OON) and the practice of balance billing. … Continue reading

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BCBS GA Walks Back Forced Contracting Policy
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BCBS GA walks back
 Forced Contacting Policy

Back in May of 2016 I put a post up in The Fickle Finger on ‘Forced Contracting, BCBS’s Answer to Balance Billing’, citing a policy in the policy manual that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia had put out some … Continue reading

Political Mudslinging and the Death of Medical Professionalism
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the death of civil discourse

This post is about the impact that our current political divisiveness is having on the discussion of health related issues within the House of Medicine. I have no doubt that over the last two centuries and more, political discourse in … Continue reading

Race Relations and the Practice of Medicine
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Race Relations and the Practice of Medicine

Recent events have brought considerable and justifiable attention to the issue of race relations and law enforcement in our Nation, and this led me to think about this issue of race relations and the practice of medicine. This question is … Continue reading