Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marathoners Need Doctors!

When I tell people I have started and completed 8 marathons they usually stare at me quizzically or just laugh out loud. But its true and somewhere in the boxes my wife made me store up in our attic along … Continue reading

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The Record Number of CMS Regs Currently In The Pipeline

Before any federal agency regulations can be issued, they are required to be reviewed by the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB). A little look-see at an obscure OMB webpage shows it currently has 17 regulatory submissions under … Continue reading

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This is Funny: The 10 Types of Physician Bloggers

The blog titled A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor has a very funny post on the 10 types of physician bloggers. It made me laugh out loud. Go check it out yourself.

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Report: State Medical Boards Not Going After Bad Docs

The Washington D.C. based consumer advocacy group Public Citizen has published a report documenting that 55% of physicians who had clinical privilege reports made to the National Practitioner Data Bank by the hospital where they practice were never subject to … Continue reading

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Match Day: The Medical Profession’s Own March Madness

Last Thursday was Match Day across the country as the National Resident Matching Program (NRPM) administered the process where fourth year medical students get placed in a residency program and begin training in a specialty. NRPM issued statistics showing an … Continue reading

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Critical Terms in Physician Employment Agreements, Part II

Ed. Note.  Welcome to the second installment in a series analyzing the critical terms in physician employment agreements.  Part I can be found here. In addition to salary and benefits, other provisions of the agreement have an impact on the … Continue reading

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CMS Open Door Forum on Payments to Physicians by Pharma and Device Manufacturers

Another provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that has the potential to cause upset among physicians and those of us that work with them is Section 6002 titled Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment … Continue reading

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Critical Terms in Physician Employment Agreements, Part I

Ed. Note: Over the next few months, this page will periodically feature posts on the process of entering into a physician employment agreement.   First, we are going to review the key terms contained in a physician employment agreement.  After that, … Continue reading

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Senators Want to Release Individual Physician Medicare Revenue

Today the Wall Street Journal reports on separate pieces of legislation introduced in the Senate by Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) that would require the Medicare physician claims data base be open to the media and public. Since … Continue reading

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Physician Employment Agreement Checklist Teaser

Starting next week I plan on penning a series of posts that will examine the critical terms contained in physician employment agreements. Before I do, I wanted to get a sense from the growing readership of Doctor Parking Only what … Continue reading

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