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Archive for January, 2012

Dr. Young is Back from Washington (Baltimore, actually)

January 29, 2012

A bunch of people have asked me what happened at the CMS Innovation Advisor meeting. I’ll share a few thoughts here, but I’ll write in generalizations out of respect to the CMS leaders and my fellow advisors. In no particular order of importance: The CMS people – or actually CMMI (Center...
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Dr. Young Goes to Washington

January 21, 2012
Dr. Young Goes to Washington

I recently had the honor and privilege of being chosen by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS, don’t ask my why there aren’t two Ms in the acronym. I don’t know.) as a member of their first class of Innovation Advisors. I leave tomorrow to meet the CMS people...
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Is it Time for a Full-Body Skin Exam?

January 15, 2012

A study in the Archives of Dermatology surveyed family physicians, internists, and dermatologists on their practice of performing full body skin exams. As expected to those of us on the front lines, time was the more commonly listed constraint. But I want to mention a few other issues. First, this study...
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Who are the Top Docs?

January 8, 2012

I just received a flyer in my mailbox from my city magazine asking me to vote for the top docs of 2012. I talked to a veteran of the magazine industry several years ago who told me the back story. These issues are big money makers for local magazines. They can...
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