Tag: healthcare

NJ workers compensation carriers suffering from high costs; The chiropractic profession is ready to help you afford care again.

High NJ worker’s compensation costs; The chiropractic profession is ready to help everyone afford care again. Worker’s compensation in NJ has been a good old’ boy network of large clinics, mediocre care, unnecessary tests, surgeries, and bureaucracies.  The problem has worsened with hospital and medical group consolidation. The rates for disability per week have increased as did the cost of a medical report or expert fee as well if you decide to sue the carrier for non payment of medically necessary care. In 1990, the worker’s compensation insurers passed a law allowing the insurer to choose who the employee visited Read More »

Physician or technician, do you know the difference?

Physician or technician, do you know the difference? Like it or not, when it comes to healthcare, we are all consumers. Lately, the experience of visiting a doctor has become as rewarding as scoring an airline seat that has enough room and is priced at a level we are happy with. In healthcare, it seems we are all in coach these days. Want to visit your primary who now works for the large corporate system, be prepared to wait two months even if what you have seems like it needs immediate attention.  Need immediate attention, go to urgent care often Read More »

When healthcare meets private equity; what can possibly go wrong? Ask the F.T.C..

When healthcare meets private equity; what can possibly go wrong? Ask the F.T.C. The NY Times recently reported the Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) was going after a private equity-backed anesthesia group that has been consolidating and dominating local markets with Wall Street money. A close friend of mine has described what happened in his group, first at Barnabus, and then during the pandemic at JFK hospitals when private equity purchased these groups. Doctors like him were being replaced with nurse anesthesthetists (not necessarily bad for patients) as they attempted to do things to improve their profits and he was, as Read More »

When cancer isn’t; rethinking the diagnosis of cancer to avoid unnecessary treatment and psychological trauma.

When cancer isn’t; rethinking the diagnosis of cancer to avoid unnecessary treatment and psychological trauma. For a while, there has been talk within the medical profession regarding many of the normal variants that have been called cancer.   For most people, a diagnosis of cancer conjures up images of a life-threatening battle to stay alive, surgeries, and treatments that make you ill, cost a fortune, and can disfigure you. In the past, the suspicion of cancer required constant monitoring, tests, and treatments for the disease were not usually curative.   The constant fear of the unknown is ever-present after a cancer diagnosis Read More »