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Compensating for End of Life Conversations Is Important First Step

June 29, 2015 by Bill Frist

The Obama Administration is soon scheduled to release the proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which determines what and how much providers can bill for health care services. The administration can choose to compensate providers for offering voluntary counseling services to patients and families about end-of-life care options, and I strongly urge it to do…

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Cuba’s Most Valuable Export

June 8, 2015 by Bill Frist

If you had to guess, would you guess sugar? Cigars? What about doctors and nurses? The Cuban government reportedly earns $8 billion a year in revenues from professional services carried out by its doctors and nurses, with someĀ 37,000 Cuban nationals currently working in 77 countries. The socialist regime allows the government to collect a portion…

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The Worst Kept Secret in Healthcare

June 1, 2015 by Bill Frist

For many of our health problems, the solutions are not a secret: eat well, move, make healthy choices. Of course sometimes that is easier said than done. Our physical and social environments–where we live, what kind of emotional support we have, our access to fresh food and healthcare–determine more of our healthcare than what our…

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