Chicago Cardiologist Offers End-of-Life Choices

By |July 8th, 2017|Geriatrics, The Front Page|

Six out of ten widows and widowers live alone; and more than one in five Americans age 55 to 64 live alone. A staggering number [...]

Open APIs Light a FHIR Under Interoperability

By |July 8th, 2017|Healthcare IT|

With a certification deadline looming, EHR vendors and healthcare providers should look to third-party applications that meet the promise of secure and effective data-sharing By [...]

Legacy Data Support Options

By |January 31st, 2017|Healthcare IT|

Every healthcare institution I visit, whether a hospital or physician practice, seems to have the same challenges. "We've implemented our new EMR, but we still [...]

A Quarter of a Century Old LTC Regulations Get a Scrub Down

By |January 31st, 2017|Geriatrics|

The Health and Rehabilitation Center at The Selfhelp Home It’s been over a quarter of a century since the Centers for Medicare [...]

Altitude Adjustment

By |January 31st, 2017|On Your Own Time|

Mostly I think that it is common knowledge there are benefits to growing vines on a slope as opposed to flat ground.  But we have [...]

Overpayments Key Issues Physicians Should Consider - Part 2 of 2

By |November 30th, 2016|Legal Matters|

Did you miss Part 1 of this article? While the FCA has historically been used to establish liability for submitting false or fraudulent claims [...]

Blue Elders

By |November 30th, 2016|Geriatrics|

Getting the blues is more common among older adults than any other demographic. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6.5 million seniors suffer [...]

To BYO or Not

By |November 30th, 2016|On Your Own Time|

One of my favorite treats is to go to a BYOB restaurant. Often these are casual restaurants with great food and no liquor license and [...]

The Elderly Not Included in Cancer Research

By |September 30th, 2016|Geriatrics, Oncology|

© Katarzyna Bialasiewicz - Fotolia 80-year-old Ruth Sitzman is a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy treatment and lives in the Jewish retirement [...]

Overpayments Key Issues Physicians Should Consider - Part 1 of 2

By |September 30th, 2016|Legal Matters|

Is it better to ask for forgiveness or to seek permission? Regarding Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, it is better to identify and report any overpayments [...]