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Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction | Marijuana, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, American Society for Addiction Medicine, ASAM, National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIDA, THC
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction

A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.

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Compiling ‘The Notebook’ | Steve Sawyer, CBRE | Global Corporate Services
Compiling ‘The Notebook’

Finally, a free comprehensive standards ‘cleaning product’ directory is near completion for the healthcare industry

It’s not sexy, but it’s certainly important.

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Gearing up for ICD-10 | ICD-9, ICD-10, Margie Maley, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Marilyn Tavenner
Gearing up for ICD-10

CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes

Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year.

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Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices | Patient Engagement, TechnologyAdvice, Meaningful Use, Digital Services, Patient Portal, Online Bill Pay, Online Appointment Scheduling, Health Education, Primary Care Practices, Electronic Health Record, EHR
Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices

Patients increasingly want to access online services to enhance convenience and communication with providers, according to a recent national survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.

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What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean? | UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Jay Wolfson, Dr. Ravi Johar, morcellator, vaginal hysterectomies, BayCare, Optum
What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean?

Nation’s largest health insurer stiffens rules on hysterectomy coverage

UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s biggest player in the health insurance market, recently announced a policy change to narrow the rules on hysterectomy coverage.

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Breaking News

AMA Supports Private Enforcement of Medicaid’s Equal-Access Mandate

Medicaid patient access at stake in U.S. Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON - Jan. 12, 2015 - The American Medical Association (AMA) and a coalition of several health care organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow private actions challenging states that break trust with Medicaid’s promise to provide patients with equal access to medical care.

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Cultural, medical exchange between GRU and Chinese physicians - The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle

Cultural, medical exchange between GRU and Chinese physicians
The Augusta Chronicle
Zhu is among a handful of physicians from Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine who are spending three months at GRU as part of an exchange between institutions that is being facilitated by GRU's Confucius Institute. While there are ...

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Posted Monday, April 27, 2015 5:41 pm CDT

Physician-Assisted Suicide Corrupts the Practice of Medicine - Heritage.org

Physician-Assisted Suicide Corrupts the Practice of Medicine
Heritage.org
Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always Care, Never Kill.”[1] First, it would endanger the weak and vulnerable. Second, it would corrupt the ...

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 11:40 am CDT

Columbia medical faculty: What do we do about Dr. Oz? - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Columbia medical faculty: What do we do about Dr. Oz?
USA TODAY
According to a 2012 survey in Physician Practice, 29% of physicians in private practice have other jobs, some of which involve the media. There is now a huge population of "virtual patients" whose health and purchasing behaviors are influenced by the ...
Columbia Med School Turns on Dr. Oz: Good Physician but Questionable on TVMediaite
More Than 1000 Doctors Say Dr. Oz Should ResignLive Science
Dr. Oz accuses critics of having conflict of interestCNNMoney
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Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:45 pm CDT