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The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C We have a crazy healthcare system that allows excess reimbursement but also incentivizes doctors to do things that may not be in your best interest. This is especially true in healthcare where the data clearly shows that seeing a chiropractor or a physical therapist results in more satisfactory outcomes at a much lower cost for a painful lower back.  Apparently, x rays are overrated and MRIs are overutilized and may result in a medical procedure of dubious value that can actually do great harm. Apparently, United Read More »

NJ health plan retirees must be wary of the new Aetna Medicare replacement plans; here’s why.

NJ health plan retirees must be wary of the new Aetna Medicare replacement plans; here’s why. If you work for the state of New Jersey and are a NJ health plan retiree and are Medicare eligible , you are no doubt aware that there are changes to your coverage. We have warned our patients about most Medicare Advantage plans, since they are bait and switch vehicles for insurers to give you less than Medicare does, while promising to give you more. In NJ, you can still maintain Medicare as your primary, and Horizon or Aetna as your secondary in retirement.   These Read More »