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A New Year, A Better Way

. A new year habitually sets the stage for heightened initiative, energy, and commitment. We revisit our core values to actualize our goals so that we may propel along the continuum of progress & achievement. And as our staff members here at Physician Licensing Service realign themselves personally and individually to offer their best selves […]

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More Contamination Identified in NECC Medical Products

Official CDC Advisory from the Health Alert Network . The following information is provided by the Health Alert Network as one of two advisories CDC has recently issued regarding the fungal meningitis outbreak. In addition to the FDA MedWatch, clinicians are also requested to report any adverse events associated with these products to the ISDH Surveillance […]

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The Impact of the Medicare Sequester

In a recent America Medical Association article “Massive Job Losses Expected Under Medicare Sequester,” amednews staff writer Charles Fiegl delivers potent insight into the Medicare Sequester and how it will impact our healthcare and economy.

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Mayo Clinic Delivers Solutions for Stroke Patients

When a stroke occurs, every minute counts. It is estimated that almost half of Americans live more than an hour away from a primary stroke center. As the first medical center in Arizona to study telemedicine as a means of serving stroke patients in non-urban settings, Mayo Clinic’s telestroke service aims to bridge that gap […]

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What Can You Do About Cancer?

The colors of October conjure images and meaning for all of us. For some, it may be the earth tones of Fall & its uncanny nostalgia, the iconic colors of Halloween, or even the colorful theme of our favorite football team as full season resumes full swing. Colors like pink & blue now seem to […]

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Important Information for Physicians Licensed in Kentucky

Recent legislation in Kentucky requires all physicians licensed in Kentucky authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances to register with the eKASPER system. This includes physicians who are licensed in Kentucky and practicing out of state. Failure to register may result in action against a physician’s license. Registration is free & available at http://chfs.ky.gov/os/oig/KASPER.htm.

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Physicians Burning Out

New research shows that U.S. physicians suffer from more burnout than other workers in the country. The study’s authors note several factors for the burnout, including the impact of indirect clinical tasks such as paperwork getting in the way of the physician-patient relationship. With the rising trends & growing demands on our overtaxed physicians & […]

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The Cost of Corruption

Hospital Pleads Guilty to Charges on Medicare & Medi-Cal Fraud . A Los Angeles hospital chain recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal by paying recruiters to find homeless people to act as patients. The homeless people were given unnecessary treatment, for which hospitals submitted false claims.

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Nearly A Third Of Doctors Won’t See New Medicaid Patients

According to a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs, about 69% of doctors nationwide accept new Medicaid patients. By comparison, more than 80 percent of doctors nationwide accept new patients on Medicare.

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5 Ways Telemedicine is Driving Down Healthcare Costs

Healthcare cost continues to skyrocket and so does the need for solutions. Telemedicine and mHealth are working to not only reduce the cost of healthcare per capita, but also meet the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s triple aim to simultaneously increase the quality of care as well as improve the health of populations.

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