Five [5] Reasons to Govern Medical Provider Data

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The Role of “Pleasure” in Public Health

FEBRUARY 2020 AJPH

By Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD

Editor-in-chief, AJPH

Dear Dr. David Marcinko,

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This month, AJPH has a collection of articles on ending the HIV epidemic, population health and telemedicine services.

New! Enjoy the current issue of AJPH on your mobile device. Download the e-Reader or Kindle version today.

Here are a few of the many articles in the February 2020 issue:

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· February 2020 Podcast “Is pornography the key to the sex education of teenagers?”

·  The Public Health of Pleasure: Going beyond Disease Prevention

·  Should Public Health Professionals Consider Pornography a Public Health Crisis?

· Indicators to Guide and Monitor Climate Change Adaptation in the US Pacific Northwest

· Addressing Health Disparities Through Deliberative Citizens’ Panels for Health Equity

·  Trends in E-Cigarette, Cigarette, Cigar, and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among US Adolescent Cohorts

·  State-Level Changes in Firearm Laws and Workplace Homicide Rates: United States

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Also, don’t miss our just released supplement on Documenting and Addressing the Health Impacts of Carceral Systems. It’s full of timely and insightful articles on mass incarceration and related topics.

The mission of AJPH is to advance public health research, policy, practice and education. Toward that goal, the journal also produces monthly podcasts available in English, Spanish and Chinese at ajph.org. The monthly podcasts also are on iTunes and Google Play.

Be on the lookout for more timely research from AJPH, and consider subscribing or becoming an APHA member for full access.

Thank you and Happy New Year 2020

AJPH

 

Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD

Editor-in-chief, AJPH

@AlfredoMorabia

@AMJPublicHealth

 

WANT TO JOIN A PRIVATE MICRO-NETWORK?

THE FUTURE VALUE IS IN “WHO” WE CONNECT !

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Forget amassing “likes”, “smiles”, “winks” or cultivating your online persona. Micro-Networks are all about being your true authentic self with just a select and carefully curated few people; and that’s it! No social influencers, marketers or viral posts. Just micro-segmentation!

THINK: Family members, professional colleagues, neighbors and close friends; sport or class-mates, and co-workers or faculty members in small distinct groups. There is no “network” as you occupy the space with just these people. The total number of participants is pre-determined; 25, 50, 100, 175, 250; etc. And, when reached, the only way to add new members is for existing members to drop out.

“The Vital Few … Not the Trivial Many.”

QUERY: Would you join a micro-network? What cohort of members?

Please comment.

QUERY: Would you pay a small membership surcharge? How much?

Please comment.

ASSESSMENT: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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Tell Us the Issues Affecting your Medical Practice, Clinic, Start-Up Wellness Center or Hospital

Join Our Mailing List

[By staff reporters]

Tell us about the issues affecting your medical practice, clinic, hospital, wellness center, or healthcare organization in 2020.

We are conducting a brief survey to learn more about the key issues affecting your healthcare entity, and how they impact your outlook for the coming year.

Just send in your thoughts on the survey form below.

 

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Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com

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Ending Childhood Obesity on “Fat” Tuesday

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A Fat Tuesday Message in 2021

[By Staff Reporters]

More than a decade ago, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a campaign to try to end childhood obesity within a generation.

Of course, with the impending Lenten season about to start, the timing could not be more prescient for a re-dedication to this goal.

Let’s Move

The campaign to end obesity is called: “Let’s Move“; local to Savannah, GA.

https://www.prlog.org/12621769-enmarket-raised-15000-for-the-partnership-for-healthier-america-to-help-end-childhood-obesity.html

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MORE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/03/02/us-childhood-obesity-trends/

ADULTS: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2016/03/25/an-obesity-pic/

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Is This a “Minsky Moment”

Of STOCKMARKET Bear Markets

Update Courtesy: http://www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

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A Bull market is one of rising stock prices, while a Bear market is the opposite. More specifically, a Bear market is defined as a drop of 20% or more from its high, and can vary in duration and severity. While a Bull market has no such threshold.

Whither the Bear? 

Typically, bear markets are associated with declines in an overall market or index like the S&P 500, but individual securities or commodities can be considered to be in a bear market over a sustained period of time – typically two months or more.

ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/12/22/stocks-and-sectors-in-bear-territory/

Now, a Minsky moment is a sudden major collapse of asset values which is part of the credit cycle or business cycle. Such moments occur because long periods of prosperity and increasing value of investments lead to increasing speculation using borrowed money

ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/11/16/what-is-a-minsky-moment/

And so, what is a physician-investor to do in a bear market?

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ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2016/03/18/doctors-and-bull-and-bear-markets/

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MORE: https://realinvestmentadvice.com/the-return-of-the-minsky-moment/

Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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Insurers, PBMs and Specialty Pharmacies Today

CIRCA: 2019 Vertical Business Relationships

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US Equity Market Chart Book Review 2020

Dear Dr. David E Marcinko,

As part of Merk’s in-house research meetings, we are sharing with you our latest analysis of the U.S. Equity Markets; February 2020.
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For the complete analysis, we have prepared the following for you:

The U.S. Equity Market Chart Book – PDF

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The investing audience should view this content in the context of their individual investment process, time-horizon, and goals.

We welcome your feedback.

Best,

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President and Chief Investment Officer
Merk Investments

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Tips for the Medical Educator’s “Elevator Pitch”

On Medical Academic – Not Business – Planning

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

We’ve written and opined about medical business entrepreneurs and business start-up plans; before:

MY ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2020/01/20/creating-a-medical-practice-business-plan-in-2020/

MY SCRIPT: https://healthcarefinancials.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/podcast.pdf

QUERY: But, did you ever wonder what to say when you’re standing next to a senior physician colleague who could help further your academic and educational work?

MOOCS: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2018/09/25/moocs-are-you-an-i-t-educational-futurist/

FLIPPED CLASSROOM: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2019/05/17/the-flipped-classroom/

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Now, for some granular specificity; let’s cue the elevator pitch with David Acosta MD and Daniel Hashimoto MD MS who demonstrate what to do (and what not to do) to successfully deliver your medical educator’s elevator pitch.

PODCAST http://academicmedicineblog.org/tips-for-the-medical-educators-elevator-pitch/

Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Physician Call for Overhaul of EHRs

Harris Poll of Doctors

[By staff reporters]

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FROM “TRIPLE” TO “QUADRUPLE” AIM

Include the Physicians, Clinicians and Medical Providers?

By: Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Courtesy: http://www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

The IHI Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. It is IHI’s belief that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions, which we call the “Triple Aim”:

  • Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
  • Improving the health of populations; and
  • Reducing the per capita cost of health care.

PODCAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_QskzKFZnI

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QUERY: But what about the physicians?

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Assessment: Why not include us in a “Quadruple Aim” aspiration?

Conclusion: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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U.S. Healthcare Spending Per Capita

CIRCA: 2018

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Health Care in America

Salary versus Healthcare Costs

[By staff reporters]

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Tuition Costs V. Medical Care Costs V. Home Prices V. the CPI

In Picto-Graphic Form

[By staff reporters]

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Physician “Life-Style Creep”

We Must Avoid It!

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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Non-Acute Pharmaceutical Spending

Alternate Site Drug Spend Sector Distribution

[By staff reporters]

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WHAT IS THE “NUMBER NEEDED TO HARM”?

More on Epidemiology and Health Economics

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

We’ve talked about the “Number Needed to Treat”, before.

NNT: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2010/10/29/about-the-number-needed-to-treat-nnt-calculation-and-medical-outcomes-website/

QUERY: But, what is the “Number Needed to Harm”?

ANSWER: The number needed to harm (NNH) is an epidemiological measure that indicates how many persons on average need to be exposed to a risk factor over a specific period to cause harm in an average of one person who would not otherwise have been harmed.

Colleague Aaron Carroll MD explains even more.

PODCAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ytF2-4NkI

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MORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90CWXT5zxjw

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The “Chinee Room” Argument of A.I.

On John Searle and his Paper

By Dr David E. Marcinko MBA

The Chinese room argument holds that a digital computer executing a program cannot be shown to have a “mind”, “understanding” or “consciousness”, regardless of how intelligently or human-like the program may make the computer behave.

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The argument was first presented by philosopher John Searle in his paper, “Minds, Brains, and Programs“, published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences in 1980. It has been widely discussed in the years since. The centerpiece of the argument is a thought experiment known as the Chinese room.
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Historical Digital Health and Tele-Medicine?

Digital Health & Tele-Medicine are NOT 21st Century Concepts!

[via Igor Korolev DO, PhD]

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Fritz Kahn, a physician, author, and illustrator imagined the future of medicine nearly 100 years ago!

MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Kahn

This 1926 illustration shows “The Doctor of the Future” providing patient care remotely using a telecommunication system & medical devices that track various physiological & health information (electrocardiogram – ECG, X-ray images, temperature, respiratory function, blood pressure).

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IS BITCOIN CLOSE TO BECOMING “WORTH-LESS”?

MAYBE – MAYBE NOT?

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

An article by Market Watch’s Atuyla Sarin titled, “Bitcoin is Close to Becoming Worthless” made the rounds on social media and got some people and physician investors panicking.

LINK: https://lnkd.in/eyNrGE9

And so, colleague Pete Quinones, over at the “Free Man Beyond The Wall”, invited Cointext CTO Vin Armani to come on the show to refute the reporting in the article. Vin also commented on the state of the crypto markets and Ohio’s accepting of Bitcoin for tax payments.

PODCAST: https://lnkd.in/eMrTgH4

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What is a “Potemkin” Village?

“Fake It – Till You Make It”

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Originally, a Potemkin Village was any construction whose sole purpose was to provide an external façade making people believe a failing country was prosperous.

DEFINITION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_village

The term comes from a fake portable village built to impress Empress Catherine II by her lover Grigory Potemkin, during her journey to Crimea, in 1787.

PODCAST: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=potemkin+village&qpvt=potemkin+village&view=detail&mid=D6C49B8CE683A2E7053ED6C49B8CE683A2E7053E&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dpotemkin%2Bvillage%26qpvt%3DPotemkin%2BVillage%26FORM%3DVDRE

The term “Potemkin” has spawned other linguistic machinations, as well:

P-NUMBERS: Are made up and appear to be valid and legitimate but are not based in reality.

P-POLITICS: Candidates who say have a certain amount of donated money but have actually received less.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Economics-Finance-Marcinko/dp/0826102549/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254413315&sr=1-6

P-HOSPITALS: Impressive, but actually sham facades, in Wuhan, China?

P-NETWORKS: Erroneous quantitative data point like “counts”, “likes” or “winks” for posts on social media forums or e-boards; etc.

LINK: https://thefuturebuzz.com/2012/06/12/social-proofiness-spotting-digital-potemkin-numbers/

Conclusion: Do you know of any other word derivations? Please opine.

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CAPITAL BUDGETING AND THE “PAY-BACK PERIOD”

MEDICAL CLINIC CAPITAL BUDGETING AND THE “PAY-BACK PERIOD”

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

[A Cost Behavior Case Model for My B-School Students]

The Pay-Back Period refers to time required to recoup funds expended in an investment or reach the break-even point.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Economics-Finance-Marcinko/dp/0826102549/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254413315&sr=1-6

Joseph Spine DO wants to install a new large piece of Durable Medical Equipment in place of several smaller ones in his clinic. He will hire a therapist for the equipment and estimates incremental annual revenues and expenses below:

PRO-FORMA:

Revenues                           $10,000   

Less Variable Expenses       3,000

Contribution Margin              7,000

   Less Fixed Expenses

Insurance                             900

Salaries                              2,600

Depreciation                      1,500

5,000

NET INCOME:              $ 2,000

NOTE: Equipment parts are $15,000 for a 10-year life. The old machines sold for $1,000 salvage value. Dr. Spine requires a payback of 5 years or less.

QUERY: What is the pay-back period [dollars and years] and some key issues to consider?

CM SOLUTION: https://healthcarefinancials.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/managerial-costs.pdf

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WHAT IS Ro [r-NOUGHT] IN HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY?

A Relationship to Financial Investing?

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP

The basic reproduction number R0, [r nought) of an infection is the number of cases it generates on average over the course of its infectious period, in an otherwise uninfected population.

LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Insurance-Managed-Care/dp/0826149944/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275315485&sr=1-4

The metric determines whether or not a disease can spread through a population. The root concept is traced to Alfred Lotka and Ronald Ross, but its first application was by George MacDonald in 1952, with malaria.

LINK: https://www.healthline.com/health/r-nought-reproduction-number

FORMULA: When

R0 < 1

the infection will die out in the long run. But if

R0 > 1

the infection will be able to spread in a population.

LINK: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/25/1/17-1901_article

ASSESSMENT: Generally, the larger the value of R0, the harder it is to control the epidemic. In the past week, Corona virus estimates ranged from 1.4 to 5.5. The World Health Organization (WHO) range was 1.4 and 2.5. In comparison, seasonal flu affects millions each year but has an R0 of just 1.3. The R0 rate for measles ranges from 12 to 18.

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ECONOMY: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/coranavirus-outbreak-clouds-2020-view-global-economy-week/ar-BBZyEDY

Your thoughts are appreciated.

LINK: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coronavirus-spreads-damage-to-wall-street-could-the-us-economy-be-next-2020-02-01?mod=home-page

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The National Medical Association

Congratulations N.M.A

[By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA]

On Black History Month https://www.nmanet.org

Did you know that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founded the National Medical Association in 1895?

And so, we highlight Dr. Williams and more in the hashtag#BlackHistoryMonth blog post.

MORE: Read it now: http://ow.ly/Qh6R50yiCCl

Conclusion: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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MY SEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR A C.M.I.O JOB

Chief Medical Information Officer

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

[Including Interview Preparation List and Study Rubric]

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Last year I was a job finalist as Chief Medical Information Officer for the State of Georgia. It did not get the job. And yes, it was before the data breech at the State House, Health Insurance Commissioner’s Office and Court House.

DEFINITION: https://www.amazon.com/Dictionary-Health-Information-Technology-Security/dp/0826149952/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254413315&sr=1-5

FOREWORD: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2008/02/29/richard-j-mata-md-ms-ms-cis-cmp%e2%84%a2-hon/

The CMIO was a C-Suite executive position responsible for championing institutional security. Physician awareness of electronic and HIPAA policy and procedure developments, while working to ensure compliance with internal and external standards related to medical information security, was vital. The CMIO was appointed, and reported, directly by the Governor.

ESSAY: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2010/07/07/understanding-clinical-and-financial-features-of-medical-practice-emrs-hospital-it-systems/

And so, I developed the following list of duties and responsibilities in my preparation quest. It is offered to those seeking similar opportunities. No guarantees, implicitly or explicitly, are implied. Good Luck!

RUBRIC: https://healthcarefinancials.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/hit-security.pdf

Conclusion: And so, your thoughts are appreciated.

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PODCAST ON “AGORIST” MARKET ECONOMICS

ON “Agorist” FREE-MARKET “Counter” ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES

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“The goal of agorism is the agora. The society of the open marketplace as near to untainted by theft, assault, and fraud as can be humanly attained is as close to a free society as can be achieved. And a free society is the only one in which each and every one of us can satisfy his or her subjective values without crushing others’ values by violence and coercion.”

— Samuel Edward Konkin III

And so, colleague Peter Quinones Free Man Beyond The Wall – welcomes Sal Mayweather to the show. Known on Twitter as “Sal the Agorist,” he gained fame for posting liberty themed memes on Twitter. Sal started a podcast called “The Agora,” in which he concentrates his efforts on teaching the themes of “counter economics,” or Agorism.

Sal and Pete talk about ways that anyone can use agorist principles to subvert State control, and more importantly, starve them of their most powerful tool; our money and support.

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PODCAST: http://freemanbeyondthewall.libsyn.com/episode-187-subverting-the-state-w-counter-economics

Conclusion: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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On Deductive & Inductive Reasoning; Null Semantics, Syllogisms and Expletive Logic

On “WHAT’S-WHAT” and more!

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Is there a Difference? – Know the Difference!

DEDUCTIVE reasoning and logic is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion. Deductive reasoning goes in the same direction as the conditionals, and links premises with conclusions. If all premises are true, the terms are clear, and the rules of deductive logic are followed, then the conclusion reached is necessarily true.

INDUCTIVE reasoning is a method in which the premises are viewed as supplying some evidence for the truth of the conclusion. While the conclusion of a deductive argument is certain, the truth of the conclusion of an inductive argument may be probable, based upon the evidence given. Many dictionaries define inductive reasoning as the derivation of general principles from specific observations, though there are many inductive arguments that do not have that form.

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SEMANTICALLY NULL doesn’t mean anything but is grammatically sound. A sentence as a whole can be semantically null because its internal inconsistencies prevent it from developing a meaning; ie., “I know what’s what?

An EXPLETIVE is a word or phrase inserted into a sentence that is not needed to express the basic meaning of the sentence. It is regarded as semantically null or a place holder.

A SYLLOGISM is a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs). This school of epistemology is highly advanced in syllogism and logical reasoning.

MORE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2019/05/14/what-is-epistemic-ambivalence/

MORE: https://medicalexecutivepost.com/2019/12/23/rationalism-versus-empiricism/

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OFFSETTING COSTS FOR CARDIO-THORACIC SURGICAL HEART SERVICES

ON NATIONAL “GO RED DAY”

My Case Model Used in Business School

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

An MCO asked the Hospital of St. Mackenzie to provide coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) services, with catheterization, for its insured patients. The CFO at St. Mackenzie was pleased to review their request for proposal (RFP) as this was the exact type of patient needed to help offset costs of the new heart surgical services wing at the hospital.

Following some discussion, the MCO offered to pay the hospital $34,805 for a normal triple artery CABG without complications.

The CFO reviewed the standard treatment protocol and standard cost profile for the procedure. To her dismay, she discovered that the hospital’s cost would be $36,000 with a six-day average length-of-stay in the new wing.

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QUERY: What should she do and what facts are needed to make an informed decision?

ANSWER: https://healthcarefinancials.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/cvpa-3.pdf

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PANDEMIC “versus” EPIDEMIC

PANDEMIC “versus” EPIDEMIC

Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

Is there a Difference? – Know the Difference!

A Pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan “all” and δῆμος demos “people”) is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic.

Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 100 million people in the 14th century. Some recent pandemics include: HIV, Spanish flu, 2009 flu pandemic and H1N1.

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An Epidemic is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less.

For example, in meningococcal infections, an attack rate in excess of 15 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks is considered an epidemic.

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Key Differences

  • Epidemics is the outbreak of the disease in a community while pandemic is the outbreak of the disease globally.
  • SARS was an epidemic while AIDS was an pandemic.
  • Pandemic disease has the same origin or source where so ever it gets spread while the same disease is spreading with different sources in each country, it refers to epidemic.
  • Epidemic when extending to greater levels becomes a pandemic.

MORE: https://www.verywellhealth.com/difference-between-epidemic-and-pandemic-2615168

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CIRCA: 1998-2018

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THE CORONA VIRUS and Ro [r-NOUGHT]

THE CORONA VIRUS & Ro [r-NOUGHT] IN HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY?

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By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

[A Relationship to Investing and the Stock Markets?]

DJIA 28,256.03 ▼ -603.41 [-2.09%]

DJIA 28,399.81 Today: ▲ DJIA: +143.78+0.51%

The Ro Value, [r Nought), of an infection is the number of cases it generates on average over the course of its infectious period, in an otherwise uninfected population.

LINK: https://lnkd.in/e9AmEhd The metric determines if a disease can spread through a population. LINK: https://lnkd.in/e2VXwcz

FORMULA: When R0 < 1, the infection will die out in the long run. But, if R0 > 1, the infection will spread in a population. The larger the value of R0, the harder it is to control the epidemic.

LINK: https://lnkd.in/eXYpEUm METRICS: Recently, Corona virus estimates ranged from 1.4 to 5.5. The WHO range was 1.4 and 2.5. In comparison, seasonal flu affects millions each year but has an R0 of just 1.3.

QUERY: What are the stock market & economic effects of Corona?

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CHRIS ROSSINE INTERVIEW ON THE COMING FINANCIAL “BUBBLE”?

CHRIS ROSSINE ON THE COMING FINANCIAL INVESTING “BUBBLE”?

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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[A Podcast Re-Deux]

Atlanta colleague Pete Quinones – “Free Man Beyond The Wall” – welcomes Chris Rossini to the show. Chris is editor of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. He wrote the book “Set Money Free” and is the co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report on Fridays. And so, Pete asked Chris to come on the show, about a year ago, to talk about the economy.

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He specifically asked if stock market record highs are a “bubble” and what should we expect when it bursts. Chris also reviewed some basic economic principles and explained them in easy to understand language.

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Risk Management, Liability Insurance, and Asset Protection Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™8Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™

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TODAY IS PALINDROME DAY

TODAY IS PALINDROME DAY

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Today is 02/02/2020 — the first palindrome day in 909 years

A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward, such as taco cat, madam, racecar, or the number 10801.

Sentence-length palindromes may be written when allowances are made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers, such as “A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!”,

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Sharp Medical Instruments and OSHA

OSHA and Sharp Medical Instruments

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Understanding Requirements

The OSHA Standard requires that contaminated needles and other contaminated sharp instruments (sharps) must not be bent, recapped, or removed.

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Surgery: And, when it comes to actual surgery, I prefer a number [#10] surgical blade. Which blade do you prefer, Doctor?

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