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Navajo Nation: Another new face of the SDoH. Many populations and communities have been impacted by the social determinants of health (SDoH), and the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified their challenges. One of the most grossly neglected populations has been those served by Indian Health Services (IHS). Critical funding by…
Late last week, Integra Med Analytics, a corporate whistleblower that has filed several lawsuits alleging healthcare fraud, was dealt its latest blow when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to revive its whistleblower lawsuit against Baylor Scott & White, a hospital chain in Texas. Integra Med Analytics filed its…
Sixty years ago, when I was 12, I read War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells’ fictitious tale about a calamitous extraterrestrial attack on our earth. Now, six decades later, I am witnessing the actual cataclysmic onslaught of one earthly quasi-organism on another. It was 1898 when Wells’ classic science fiction…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional-turned-well-known healthcare IT authority, is a longtime ICD10monitor contributing editor and a popular panelist on Talk Ten Tuesdays who has a monthly segment called RegWatch during which time he reports on the latest regulatory news coming out of…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay by Denise Coleman is in response to a recent Saturday Morning Post column written by Rose Dunn. I am now working for home – permanently. Our health system decided that 600-plus of us could continue to work from home. We had been home since March 13,…
Sometimes, I wish I didn’t know a second language. Here at our hospital, we recently had a Hispanic young woman who was COVID-19-positive. She lived with her young son and her extended family. They were a close-knit and loving family whose members were having a difficult time being separated from…
There is a doorway I pass by every day. Before COVID-19 came to town, I would stop in the doorway and ask questions like, “how many truckloads of cement to fill the vault for our new Radiation Therapy Unit?” or “how far do they drive the pilings down for our…
A letter from the president of the ACPA Dr. Charles Locke, reflecting on his service on the frontline at the Javits Center Field Hospital in New York City. This week Chuck Buck, Sr. Vice President at Medlearn Media reached out to me and asked if RACmonitor could reprint a letter I…