Healthcare’s Darkest Days in Modern History

Healthcare’s Darkest Days in Modern History

December 21st, will be the shortest and darkest day of the year.  It seems a bit appropo that during these dark days we ponder the effects of the decades long shakeups that have happened in Healthcare.  Since long before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),...
How To Integrate Depression Screening and Treatment In A Primary Care Environment

How To Integrate Depression Screening and Treatment In A Primary Care Environment

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  Constitution of the World Health Organization For most, the holidays brings joy and happiness but unfortunately, that is not the case for...
Basic Introduction to the Introduction to Medicare (IPPE) and Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)

Basic Introduction to the Introduction to Medicare (IPPE) and Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)

Over the past few months, we have seen increased interest in Medicare’s preventive services.  We suspect this is a direct result of the approaching deadlines for MACRA.  Many of the same questions seem to show up, most of them regarding how to best use the program and...