Do I think that Congress will get rid of MIPS? I don’t know. There was a lot more pressure to get rid of the Affordable Care Act and that didn’t go as planned, so I doubt it. But if they want to improve it, especially the quality part of it, I have workable ideas.
I had no idea that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies so much from year to year! However, it is absolutely better to get vaccinated than not.
Despite receiving the flu vaccine, 30% of my staff became ill with the flu. According to the CBS Evening News, flu cases nationwide are “up sharply.” See if your area is affected.
I thought I would wind up 2017 with something that I hope will be a useful tool in 2018. So, I am going to reproduce the Rubric for Lymphedema Skin Disorders below, along with some photographs.
In 2008 I put together a program called “Pressure Ulcers and the Law” which I patterned after the programs on birth injuries and the law that changed the way cerebral palsy cases were handled. It was demonstrated that most cases of CP happen prior to birth, but only after untold millions of dollars were paid out in malpractice lawsuits against obstetricians who were unfairly blamed.
On Thursday, Dec. 7th 2017, the FDA issued draft guidance explaining which clinical decision support (CDS) tools won’t be considered devices (and thus will NOT require FDA clearance). This draft guidance provides much-needed clarity for electronic health record (EHR) vendors.
The list of things that can trigger vasculitis is LONG, and sometimes you don’t figure it out, but don’t miss this.