Face Masks and Human Sneezes

Now – Do You Get It?

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New Index Ranks Hospitals’ Community Benefit


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ew Index Ranks Hospitals’ Community Benefit

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

On July 7, 2020, the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, announced the initial release of its new ranking system for hospitals. Called the “Hospitals Index,” this ranking analyzes not just the quality of care and patient outcomes but also the hospital’s civic leadership and avoidance of overuse, ideas that harken back to the core mission and vision of the Lown Institute itself.

Founded in 1973, the Institute advocates for a healthcare system that “rejects low-value care, incentivizes healing over profits, promotes health equity, and honors the value of the clinician-patient relationship.” (Read more…)

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VENTILATORS

Human Physiology [4 Steps]

By Staff Reporters

 

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Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital Pays $16 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

Piedmont Pays $16 Million to Settle Kickback and Overbilling Allegations

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

On June 25, 2020 Atlanta’s Piedmont Healthcare, Inc. agreed to pay $16 million to the federal government to resolve two False Claims Act (FCA) allegations of kickbacks and overbilling. The relator, a former Piedmont physician, alleged Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (and subsequent FCA) violations of paying an amount that was above fair market value (FMV) and commercially unreasonable in Piedmont’s 2007 acquisition of Atlanta Cardiology Group (ACG).

Additionally, Piedmont’s payments settle allegations that the hospital admitted patients without medical necessity in order to bill Medicare and Medicaid for inpatient procedures that were recommended to be performed at the less expensive outpatient or observation settings.  (Read more…)

Assessment: Your thoughts are appreciated.

NOTE: I was on the courtesy medical staff of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta for more than a decade = DEM.

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ANOSMIA, HYPERSOMIA, AGEUSIA, HYPOGEUSIA, DYSGEUSIA and the CORONA VIRUS?

WHAT IS “ANOSMIA”

By Darrell Pruitt DDS and David E. Marcinko MBBS, MBA

Anosmia, also known as smell blindness, is the loss of the ability to detect one or more smells. Anosmia may be temporary or permanent. It differs from Hyposmia which is a decreased sensitivity to some or all smells.

According to Wikipedia, Anosmia can be due to a number of factors, including an inflammation of the nasal mucosa, blockage of nasal passages or a destruction of one temporal lobe. Inflammation is due to chronic mucosa changes in the lining of the paranasal sinus and in the middle and superior turbinates. When anosmia is caused by inflammatory changes in the nasal passageways, it is treated simply by reducing inflammation. It can be caused by chronic meningitis and neurosyphilis that would increase intracranial pressure over a long period of time, and in some cases by ciliopathy, including ciliopathy due to primary ciliary dyskinesia. The term derives from the New Latin anosmia, based on Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-) + ὀσμή (osmḗ, “smell”; another related term, hyperosmia, refers to an increased ability to smell). Some people may be anosmic for one particular odor, a condition known as “specific anosmia”. The absence of the sense of smell from birth is known as congenital anosmia.

Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami. It is sometimes confused with anosmia – a loss of the sense of smell. Because the tongue can only indicate texture and differentiate between sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami, most of what is perceived as the sense of taste is actually derived from smell. True Ageusia is relatively rare compared to Hypogeusia – a partial loss of taste – and Dysgeusia – a distortion or alteration of taste.

ASSESSMENT:

If you should suddenly lose your sense of smell (anosmia), you might want to get tested for COVID-19 – even without the presence of other symptoms.

“A majority of COVID-19 patients experience some level of anosmia, most often temporary. Analyses of electronic health records indicate that COVID-19 patients are 27 times more likely to have smell loss but are only around 2.2 to 2.6 times more likely to have fever, cough or respiratory difficulty, compared to patients without COVID-19.”

See: “How COVID-19 Causes Loss of Smell – Olfactory support cells, not neurons, are vulnerable to novel coronavirus infection.” By Kevin Jiang for Harvard Medical School, July 24, 2020.

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/how-covid-19-causes-loss-smell

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The World’s Biggest Economies Over Time

Highest GDP – The Continental Shift 

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COVID-19 CLAIMS BY AGE and GENDER

January – May 2020

By http://www.MCOL.com

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COVID-19 Testing and Mortality Update

INFOGRAPHICS

By staff reporters

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The NASDAQ Composite

Under the Microscope

By WSJ

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Encryption Explained [Prime Numbers]

End-to-End

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Ten Commandments of Logic

A List of 10 “Thou Shalt Nots”

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Submit a Financial Advisor Prospecting Video to the ME-P [Experts Invited]

Welcome Financial Advisors: An Invitation to Prospect & Promote Your Self

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Healthcare Prospecting with FAs in Mind

  • Would you like to present your self or firm, your strategic competitive advantage, and your value proposition to the medical community?
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Join your ME-P peers and colleagues. Get free access to on-demand videos and other presentations from leading financial advisors [FAs] and brought to you by www.MedicalExecutivePost.com.

The ME-P is your source for the best online-exclusive content in the financial advisory marketing, and financial planning e-prospecting space, for all healthcare professionals [physicians, podiatrists, osteopaths, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, medical CXOs, etc].

How to Submit a Video

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Video Formats

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SAMPLE PODCAST

In this encore podcast, Somnath Basu PhD MBA examines how the recent economic turmoil has changed financial planning clients’ attitudes and expectations.

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Dr. Basu is a popular ME-P contributor, commentator and “thought-leader”.

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 Our New Text – “Take a Peek Inside – Now Available

Comprehensive Financial Planning Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners(TM)

Front Matter with Foreword by Jason Dyken MD MBA

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Physician Fees Throughout Time

INFLATION ADJUSTED

By Anonymous

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Physicians and medical scientists have intervened in the three revolutions in triple aim since the rise of American dominance in medical training, orthopedic technology, and Nobel Prizes. How has value based care rewarded them?

The open treatment of broken thigh bone paid 85% higher in 1849 than today when adjusted for inflation.

Join our movement for technology that works every physician every patient every time.

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Corona Virus Human Isolation Bubbles

BACK TO THE FUTURE

By Anonymous

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U.S Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll

Top 10 [Ten] Rankings

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Inventory Management

By staff reporters

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ADDICTIVE INVESTING AND RELATED COMPULSIONS OF PHYSICIANS 2.0

RE-EMERGING PANDEMIC INDUCED MENTAL DISORDERS?

Courtesy: www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

More than a decade ago, our firm commenced studying and crafting an exclusive report on medical professionals and their investing compulsions. It was headed by one of the nation’s leading psychologists, gambling addiction and trauma specialists; and personal friend.

Colleague Eugene Schmuckler; PhD, MBA, M.Ed CTS® is from Georgia State University.

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“Robo-Examiners” Let CMP™ Candidates Take Control

“Robo-Examiners” Let Adult-Learners Take Control

Dr. David Marcinko MBA
[Founding CEO and President]

Enter the CMPs

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The concept of a self-taught and student motivated, but automated outcomes driven classroom may seem like a nightmare scenario for those who are not comfortable with computers. Now everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, because the Institute of Medical Business Advisors just launched an “automated” final examination review protocol that requires no programming skill whatsoever.

In fact, everything is designed to be very simple and easy to use. Once a student’s examination “blue-book” is received, computerized “robotic reviewers” correct student assignments and quarterly test answers. This automated examination model lets the robots correct tests and exams, while the students concentrate on guided self-learning.

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http://www.CertifiedMedicalPlanner.org

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Assessment

According to Eugene Schmuckler PhD MBA MEd, Dean of the CERTIFIED MEDICAL PLANNER® professional designation and certification program,

“This option allows the modern adult-learner save both time and money as s/he progresses toward the ultimate goal of board certification as a CMP® mark holder.”

The trend is growing and iMBA, Inc., is leading the way.

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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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Affiliates’ Research in Medical and Other Journals

Affiliates’ Research in Medical and Other Journals

By staff reporters

Many NBER-affiliated researchers publish some of their findings in medical and other journals that preclude pre-publication distribution. This makes it impossible to include these papers in the NBER Working Paper Series. This is a partial listing of recent papers in this category by NBER affiliates.

Health-Related Papers

1. Incorporating Prescription Drug Utilization Information into the Marketplace Risk Adjustment Model Improves Payment Accuracy and Reduces Adverse Selection Incentives
Xu J, Trish E, Joyce GMedical Care Research and Review, August 2019.
2. Hospital Response to CMS Public Reports of Hospital Charge Information
Carey K, Dor AMedical Care 58(1), October 2019, pp. 70–73.
3. Estimating Causal Effects of Particulate Matter Regulation on Mortality
Sanders NJBarreca AINeidell MJEpidemiology 31(2), March 2020, pp. 160–167.
4. Specialty Substance Use Disorder Treatment Admissions Steadily Increased in the Four Years after Medicaid Expansion
Saloner B, Maclean JCHealth Affairs 39(3), March 2020, pp. 453–461.
5. The ACA’s Impact on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care
Buchmueller TCLevy HGHealth Affairs 39(3), March 2020, pp. 395–402.
6. Association of Regional Practice Environment Intensity and the Ability of Internists to Practice High-Value Care after Residency
Weng W, Van Parys J, Lipner RS, Skinner JS, Sirovich BE. JAMA Network Open 3(4), April 2020, e202494.
7. School and Community Involvement of Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions
Noonan K, Reichman NE, Corman H, Jiménez ME. Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2020.
8. Health Insurance Surcharges for Tobacco Use Declined among Small Employers in 2018
Bains J, Pesko MF, Maclean JC, Lê Cook B. Health Affairs 39(5), May 2020, pp. 871–875.
9. Effects of a Natural Disaster on Mortality Risks over the Longer Term
Frankenberg E, Sumantri C, Thomas DNature Sustainability, May 2020.
10.   Estimating the Infection Fatality Rate among Symptomatic COVID-19 Cases in the United States
Basu AHealth Affairs 39(5), May 2020.

DEM One

 

11.  Genomic Analysis of Diet Composition Finds Novel Loci and Associations with Health and Lifestyle
Meddens SFW, de Vlaming R, Bowers P, Burik CAP, Linnér RK, Lee C, Okbay A, Turley P, Rietveld CA, Fontana MA, Ghanbari M, Imamura F, McMahon G, van der Most PJ, Voortman T, Wade KH, Anderson EL, Braun KVE, Emmett PM, Esko T, Gonzalez JR, Kiefte-de Jong JC, Langenberg C, Luan J, Muka T, Ring S, Rivadeneira F, Snieder H, van Rooij RJA, Wolffenbuttel BHR, 23andMe Research Team, Epic InterAct Consortium, Lifelines Cohort Study, Smith GD, Franco OH, Forouhi NG, Ikram MA, Uitterlinden AG, van Vliet-Ostaptchouk JV, Wareham NJ, Cesarini D, Harden KP, Lee JJ, Benjamin DJ, Chow CC, Koellinger PD. Molecular Psychiatry 39(5), May 2020.
12.  Effects of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Health, Health Beliefs, and Medical Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Reif JChan DJones D, Payne L, Molitor DJAMA Internal Medicine, May 2020.
13.  The Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Prescriptions for Breast Cancer Hormonal Therapy Medications
Maclean JC, Halpern MT, Hill SC, Pesko MF. Health Services Research 55(3), June 2020, pp. 399–410.
14. Evidence Generation, Decision Making, and Consequent Growth in Health Disparities
Basu A, Gujral K. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(25), June 2020, pp. 14042–14051.
Other Papers
1. Differential Fertility Makes Society More Conservative on Family Values
Vogl TS, Freese J. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(14), April 2020, pp. 7696–7701.
2. Religious Institutions and Economic Well-Being
Hungerman DHow Cultural Factors Shape Children’s Economic Outcomes, Kearney MS, Haskins R, editors. The Future of Children 30(1), June 2020, pp. 9–28.
3. Role Models, Mentors, and Media Influences
Kearney MSLevine PBHow Cultural Factors Shape Children’s Economic Outcomes, Kearney MS, Haskins R, editors. The Future of Children 30(1), June 2020, pp. 83–106.
4. Peer and Family Effects in Work and Program Participation
Dahl GBHow Cultural Factors Shape Children’s Economic Outcomes, Kearney MS, Haskins R, editors. The Future of Children 30(1), June 2020, pp. 107–126.
5. Social Capital, Networks, and Economic Well-Being
Hellerstein JKNeumark DHow Cultural Factors Shape Children’s Economic Outcomes, Kearney MS, Haskins R, editors. The Future of Children 30(1), June 2020, pp. 127–152.
6. How Discrimination and Bias Shape Outcomes
Lang K, Kahn-Lang Spitzer A. How Cultural Factors Shape Children’s Economic Outcomes, Kearney MS, Haskins R, editors. The Future of Children 30(1), June 2020, pp. 165–186.
 

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CORONA VIRUS DEATHS

Unemployment

By staff reporters

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Alternative Medical Payment Models

“The Path to Successful Utilization of Alternative Payment Models”

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

An article authored by Todd ZigrangJessica Bailey-Wheaton, and Khaled Klele was featured in the most recent issue of The Health Lawyer published by the American Bar Association. Read the article entitled, “The Path to Successful Utilization of Alternative Payment Models,” here: https://lnkd.in/e78kXmE

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ESSAY: The Path to Successful Utilization of Alternative Payment Models

ASSESSMENT: Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.

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The AJPH Continues

AJPH 
Dear Dr. David Marcinko,

 

This month, AJPH continues to publish and promote COVID-19 papers that discuss the impact of the pandemic on the future of public health. Please visit the compiled list of our COVID-19 articles. The July issue also focuses on topics related to abortion, misinformation and structural racism and redlining. Here are a few of the many articles in the July 2020 issue:

 

·  Podcast: COVID-19: Are We In This Pandemic All Together?

·  The Public Health We Need

· Public Health Perspective in the Times of COVID-19

· COVID-19: The First Post-Truth Pandemic

· Accurate Statistics on COVID-19 Are Essential for Policy Guidance and Decisions

· Producing Independent, Systematic Review Evidence: Cochrane’s Response to COVID-19

· Will There Be an Epidemic of Corollary Illnesses Linked to a COVID-19–Related Recession?

·  Teaching Public Health Will Never Be the Same

·  Abortion Trends in Georgia following Enactment of the 22-Week Gestational Age Limit

· Structural Racism, Historical Redlining, and Risk of Preterm Birth in New York City.

 

Also, as we maintain physical separation, check out the June issue of AJPH via e-Reader or Kindle. 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.

Stay safe,

 

 

Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD

Editor-in-chief, AJPH

@AlfredoMorabia

@AMJPublicHealth

The Business Side of July 4th 2020?

Not this Year!

By Staff Reporters

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MID-YEAR FINANCIAL ROUND-UP: 2020

MID-YEAR ROUND-UP

DR. DAVID EDWARD MARCINKO MBA MEd CMP® 

STOCKS: A global stock market crash on March 12 set the worst single-day decline for stocks since 1987. But in Q2, major indexes clawed their way back on the promise of economic reopenings. Filled to the brim with tech companies, the Nasdaq has distanced itself from the Dow and the S&P.

FED: The Fed slashed interest rates in March to stem the economic bleeding, and in early June said it would hold rates near zero through 2022.

OIL: In late April, oil prices crashed below -$37 a barrel as plummeting demand from lockdowns left traders with nowhere to put their oil. Following an agreement by OPEC+ to reduce supply by 9.7 million barrels a day, prices are slowly rebounding back to March’s highs.

MORE: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/wall-street-is-wrapping-up-its-best-quarter-in-decades/ar-BB166FUU?li=BBnbfcN

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MASKS

Masks,

By Anonymous

I love freedom and personal liberty. But I also don’t want to contract or share COVID-19.

Nashville just started mandatory masks in public today. I wear a seat belt – will comply with mask  requirement.

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