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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Compounding Pharmacy Bill – “the bill allows the FDA to disallow entire categories of compounding drugs in “complex dosage forms” such as extended release products…”

Read more here:

http://www.anh-usa.org/compounding-pharmacy-bill-third-draft-still-some-major-problems—and-no-time-to-lose/

By |July 24th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Compounding Pharmacy Bill – “the bill allows the FDA to disallow entire categories of compounding drugs in “complex dosage forms” such as extended release products…”

HEALTH CARE ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS: WT(HECK)?

Understanding health care regulations and reform is vital nowadays. But Americans seem only more confused. One reason could be acronym/abbreviation proliferation: the use of letters or abbreviations to describe something succinctly. This can devolve into military-like jargon (“What is your ETA, this is FUBAR”). As text and email communication proliferates, so does abbreviations/acronyms usage. And with healthcare regulations a maze of traps and pitfalls, comprehension evaporates with one misunderstood acronym or abbreviation.

Here is a simple guide to some (not all) health care regulatory abbreviations and acronyms (with some apology to Ambrose Bierce for my jaded definitions and interpretative comments):

ACA: The Accountable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, also known as PPACA (the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act but that acronym seemed to fall out of favor); also in some political circles an expletive freely used in mixed company beyond preferences. No one seems to understand the ACA. Not socialized medicine or an EU idea. The US Supreme Court (also known as “SCOTUS” btw) affirmed the ACA, yet even that publicized detailed legal opinion failed to educate Americans because no one actually read the SCOTUS opinion. No one seems happy about the ACA based on vague and largely inaccurate information disseminated by political activists. No one has a better idea, giving the ACA an air of inevitability (see Death, Taxes). […]

By |July 23rd, 2013|News, Private Medicine|Comments Off on HEALTH CARE ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS: WT(HECK)?

Doctors strongly oppose giving up fee-for-service payments, JAMA survey shows

 

 

 

See More at Medical Economics:  http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/doctors-strongly-oppose-giving-fee-service-payments-jama-survey-shows?page=0,0

 

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Clip of Dr. Dean Ornish on the Dr. Oz show…

Dr. Dean Ornish was a speaker at the AAPP’s Spring Summit in Palm Springs, CA.  Here is a clip of Dr. Ornish who was on the Dr. Oz show yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HFynuLy0ss

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AAPP’s July Newsletter

Stay on-top of what’s going on with the AAPP – Mark your calendars!!  Chicago in the fall!

July_Newsletter

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Tom Blue – A Destructive Debate: Direct Care vs Concierge Medicine

By Tom Blue, June 2013

As the field of private medicine rapidly expands and diversifies, an important yet confusing distinction among private physician practices has caught the attention of the media and other industry stakeholders. A growing number of practices are aggressively defying the widespread misperception of “concierge” medicine by pricing their services at levels easily affordable to almost anyone […]

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AAPP President’s Update

Let me be the first to welcome you to the website for the American Academy of Private Physicians.  I am excited to continue to be involved in the organization, and am honored to serve as your president.

We are all well aware of the massive changes that have occurred in the American medical system over the […]

By |July 11th, 2013|AAPP Events|Comments Off on AAPP President’s Update