LATEST CSA NEWS

Changes Coming to MOC: Will Physicians Get Relief?

Anger and near-revolt were the obvious emotions of physicians a few years ago when the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) made it tougher and more expensive to attain maintenance of certification (MOC).

Price-Fixing Doctor’s Fees?

A California Lawmaker has written a bill to create a government-appointed commission to price-fix physician fees with the intent to control California healthcare costs, improve quality, and increase equity in California’s healthcare system. All objective evidence and experience suggests that government price-fixing of physician fees will accomplish none of those things. Today, I have healthcare economist and President of Fulcrum Strategies, Ron Howrigon, in the studio to analyze this bill and the unintended, and potentially disastrous, consequences to California’s patients, physicians, and hospitals.

Why it’s so hard for doctors to understand your pain

Each person experiences pain differently, from an emotional perspective as well as a physical one, and responds to pain differently. That means that physicians like myself need to evaluate patients on an individual basis and find the best way to treat their pain. Today, however, doctors are under pressure to limit costs and prescribe treatments based on standardized guidelines.

Instead of single-payer pipe dream, this legislation will expand health care

Care4AllCA – a coalition of more than 50 consumer, community, labor, progressive and health care organizations – introduced a comprehensive approach to create a realistic pathway towards universal access.

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LATEST NATIONAL NEWS

Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?

In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of C...

What is Lhermitte's sign?

Lhermitte's sign is sometimes a symptom of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions. In this article, learn about what causes Lhermitte's sign, its triggers, and how to reduce the risk of...

What types of pain can HIV cause?

Pain is common in people living with HIV and can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain medications, alternative therapies, and home remedies can help a person manage their pain. ...

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