Gadolinium Contrast Agent Concerns for Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers in Europe and the United States continue to make important advances in understanding gadolinium based contrast agent (GBCA) concerns for multiple sclerosis patients. Because MS patients regularly monitor their respective medical conditions through an MRI, it is important to know about GBCAs. Gadolinium is a rare earth element that has special magnetic properties. Those […]
What If American Medical Care Ran Air Travel
The American medical care system is often called one of the best in the world. In some ways, it is a fair observation. We have greater access to state of the art medical technology than almost any other nation. Our doctors are skilled and well-trained. Most communities have access to a hospital. Major diseases and injuries are […]
Confused About the Affordable Care Act?
If you find the Affordable Care Act confusing, you aren’t alone. Thousands of business owners and executives are looking for answers. Regulations are still being developed and published. Information ranges from helpful to inaccurate, and it is hard to know which is which. Deadlines are delayed because information or infrastructure is not ready. It is confusing. There are some things […]
Five Must-Fix Items in the Affordable Care Act – The Small Business Deductible
Editor’s Note: We initially expressed concern about the impact of the small business deductible cap in September 2012. Since that time, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule on the application of the small business deductible. Under that ruling, the Affordable Care Act provision allowing small businesses to use medical expense […]
Five Must-Fix Items in the Affordable Care Act
When then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi uttered the comment “We need to pass this bill, so we know what’s in it,” few Americans clearly understood the scope and complexity of what we know as the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). During the last two years, we’ve come to learn that lurking within its pages are many taxes and expenses […]
The Five Silliest Things We’ve Seen in Medical Tourism
Our firm really dislikes the term “medical tourism”. If you stop to read many of the things written by medical tourism companies, the majority of comments aren’t about medicine. There is more written about the location, luxury hotels and vacation stops. It makes no sense. Destination medical care is a serious discipline. Even though people […]
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