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The Importance of Getting Electronic Health Records Right: Another Way Your Health Data Is at Risk

Usually when we think of our personal health data being at risk, we think of things like dastardly hackers from far away countries or something far more mundane like a failure to have Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Times They Are A-Changin’: Scope of Practice Finally Gets a Closer Look

No one should question the importance of medical training or ongoing educational requirements, nor should a health problem be addressed with anything but the expertise it requires. That said, far too often, health professionals (or perhaps more accurately their professional

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Section 1557 and Beyond: True Civil Rights Are Coming to Health Care at Long Last

I just watched the movie “All the Way,” an extraordinary account of LBJ’s first year in office and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While that law was groundbreaking, many are surprised to learn it did relatively

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Progress in Medicare Takes Many Forms: Moving Ahead with Maintenance Care After Jimmo

Somehow, although certainly not from a clear reading of the Medicare statute, it was long perceived as a rule that Medicare would only cover certain services if the patient was making measurable improvement.  This created the perverse circumstance that a

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In Our Backyard: A True Medical Home is One with Legal Services!

Today, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, D.C. opened its expanded facilities to patients.  While it’s been a model for integrated care for many years, the opening of the new facility is cause for celebration.  In a single facility, Washingtonians can

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