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Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction | Marijuana, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, American Society for Addiction Medicine, ASAM, National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIDA, THC
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction

A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.

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Compiling ‘The Notebook’ | Steve Sawyer, CBRE | Global Corporate Services
Compiling ‘The Notebook’

Finally, a free comprehensive standards ‘cleaning product’ directory is near completion for the healthcare industry

It’s not sexy, but it’s certainly important.

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Gearing up for ICD-10 | ICD-9, ICD-10, Margie Maley, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Marilyn Tavenner
Gearing up for ICD-10

CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes

Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year.

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Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices | Patient Engagement, TechnologyAdvice, Meaningful Use, Digital Services, Patient Portal, Online Bill Pay, Online Appointment Scheduling, Health Education, Primary Care Practices, Electronic Health Record, EHR
Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices

Patients increasingly want to access online services to enhance convenience and communication with providers, according to a recent national survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.

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What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean? | UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Jay Wolfson, Dr. Ravi Johar, morcellator, vaginal hysterectomies, BayCare, Optum
What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean?

Nation’s largest health insurer stiffens rules on hysterectomy coverage

UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s biggest player in the health insurance market, recently announced a policy change to narrow the rules on hysterectomy coverage.

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Breaking News

AMA Supports Private Enforcement of Medicaid’s Equal-Access Mandate

Medicaid patient access at stake in U.S. Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON - Jan. 12, 2015 - The American Medical Association (AMA) and a coalition of several health care organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow private actions challenging states that break trust with Medicaid’s promise to provide patients with equal access to medical care.

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Corrupts the Practice of Medicine - Heritage.org

Physician-Assisted Suicide Corrupts the Practice of Medicine
Heritage.org
The heart of medicine is healing. Doctors cannot heal by assisting patients to kill themselves or by killing them. They rightly seek to eliminate disease and alleviate pain and suffering. They may not, however, seek to eliminate the patient. Allowing ...

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 11:40 am CDT

Urgent Care Center Opening Before Doctors Medical Center Closes Tuesday - CBS Local

CBS Local

Urgent Care Center Opening Before Doctors Medical Center Closes Tuesday
CBS Local
Doctors Medical Center is scheduled to close Tuesday as a result of financial problems. The new center will be named Lifelong Urgent Care and will be operated by Lifelong Medical Care, a nonprofit serving residents of Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin ...
Urgent Care Center Opening Before Doctors Medical Center ClosesPatch.com
Doctors Medical Center Closure Shows Struggle Of Hospitals That Serve The PoorCapital Public Radio News
San Pablo: Urgent care facility opens on eve of hospital shutdownSan Jose Mercury News

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Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 1:47 pm CDT

Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty - Yahoo News UK

Yahoo News UK

Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty
Yahoo News UK
Ten top physicians want Columbia University to remove the celebrity doctor from his medical faculty position. They cite what they call the heart surgeon's "egregious lack of integrity" as host of a television program where he promotes weight loss products.
'A fake and a charlatan': Doctors call for Dr. Oz to be dismissed from ...New York Daily News
These doctors are trying to turn the tide against 'quack' Dr. OzLos Angeles Times

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Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:32 pm CDT