It is difficult to imagine that Robin Williams is no longer with us. He was comedian, actor, artist, and inspiration to many. He tragically took his life in 2014. In the same year, Apple released a commercial advertising its new
Surgeons billing for postoperative care! Really?
You may or may not know that surgeons don’t bill for care provided after a major operation. Why? Well, postoperative care is already included in your bill. Really? For a longtime, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has
Surgery as Cost Center vs Revenue Center: good or bad for our patients?
The Affortable Care Act has brought significant change in the health care world including high deductibles, consolidation of health systems, innovative payment models. It is clear that these changes are impacting surgery and the surgeon practice but how will this impact our
Denial vs Hope: Confronting Cancer
I heard this amazing TED talk by Amanda Bennett on the topic of denial and living with cancer. I can’t stop thinking about this statement in her talk: “So what the experts call “denial,” I call “hope,” and I’d like
Reflecting on High Quality Surgical Care
Over the last several months, I have been thinking about how we can deliver consistent, high-quality surgical care to your patients. In 2001, the Institute of Medicine produced a report titled, Crossing the Quality Chasm. In this report, they state: