Category Archives: Patient Access

Medical–Legal Partnership Builds a Culture of Upstream Advocacy

Originally posted on March 13, 2014 By Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD and Edward Paul, MD Sometimes the screening questions a doctor most needs to ask her patients are not the ones she has traditionally been taught to use. During a recent visit, Dr. … Continue reading

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University of New Mexico Residents Design #GetCovered App

By Sarah Sonies New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest rates of uninsured. With the expansion of Medicaid and New Mexico’s participation in the federal health insurance exchange, over 300,000 New Mexicans are eligible to enroll in a health … Continue reading

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TRANSforming Medical Education

By Chelsea Fullerton, M.Ed. Katie Couric’s recent interview with transgender model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox—and the controversy that quickly followed—calls attention to a rarely discussed subject in the medical community, yet one that … Continue reading

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So Far and Yet So Near: Virtual Quality Improvement Networks in Health Care

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD Posted December 27, 2013 Membership in the global Indian diaspora comes with a price, and my family and friends use Skype and FaceTime with regularity to bridge distances. It then comes as no surprise that health … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution That Matters

By Joanne Conroy, MD Admit it: You made one or more New Year’s resolutions. Many of you committed to losing weight, working out more, and organizing your life. Any resolution that makes you healthier and happier is great. But have … Continue reading

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Hot Spotting: Innovative Approaches to Caring for the Very Ill

By Melinda Rogers Could incorporating the philosophy of “hot spotting”—taking the time to better understand what’s going on in the lives of patients who chronically end up in the hospital and frequently access health care—cut overall health care costs while … Continue reading

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Fighting Women’s Cancer One Step at a Time

By George “Larry” Maxwell, MD It began in 2009 with a 72-hour run around Washington, DC,’s National Mall in support of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer. It continued in 2011 with a 72-hour relay around the … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Curve: Making the Move to PAs and NPs

By Michael J. Dill AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies recently published its study, “Survey Shows Consumers Open to a Greater Role for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners” in Health Affairs. With rapidly rising health care demand in the United States … Continue reading

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Another Attempt to Show the RUC Behind the Curtain

By Roy Poses, MD Originally posted on Health Care Renewal on Monday, July 8, 2013 In 2007, readers of the Annals of Internal Medicine could read part of the solution to a great medical mystery.(1) For years, health care costs … Continue reading

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Empowered Patients, Empowered Care

By Sarah Sonies Angelo Volandes, MD, a physician and researcher who is on the faculties of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, is co-founder and president of Advance Care Planning Decisions. ACPD is a non-profit organization that makes videos … Continue reading

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