Just Read: Medicare bids farewell to the 20th Century in covering transgender person care, and maybe pokes fun at itself, too…

Department of Health and Human Services, Departmental Appeals Board, Appellate Division, NCD 140.3, Transsexual Surgery, Docket No. A-13-87, Decision No. 2576, May 30, 2014 even assuming the NCD’s exclusion of coverage at the time the NCD was adopted was reasonable, that coverage exclusion is no longer reasonable. In english, this means that Medicare’s former determination … Continue reading Just Read: Medicare bids farewell to the 20th Century in covering transgender person care, and maybe pokes fun at itself, too…

Photo Friday: The right answer is to involve patients in every decision

View 2012 Care Innovations Summit DC 8505 on Flickr.com Ted (me), Mark Scrimshire ( @ekivemark ), Kait Roe ( @kaitbr ), at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health ( @kptotalhealth ), for the Care Innovations Pre-summit. Photograph taken by Jason Bhan, MD ( @gomedivo ), jackets by Regina Holliday ( @ReginaHolliday ). #cisummit “the … Continue reading Photo Friday: The right answer is to involve patients in every decision

DC Care Innovations Summit Viewing Party at KP Center for Total Health

Care Innovations Summit Viewing Party at KP Center for Total… – Eventbrite. Washington, DC is at it again! I’ve been spending this week gearing up for the Care Innovations Summit in Washington, DC, which will be on January 26, 2012, as well as a pre-event happening the day before. From what I have seen so … Continue reading DC Care Innovations Summit Viewing Party at KP Center for Total Health

Are you integrating Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity into your medical practice?

I recently posted about the “CMS Proposed Decision Memo for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (coverage by Medicare)” and received this query. I don’t know the answer, so I’m posting it here to see about the wisdom/experience of the crowd. Please add what you know/what you’re doing in the comments! (we are) trying to learn … Continue reading Are you integrating Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity into your medical practice?

Medicare To Cover Obesity Counseling Without Cost Sharing

Medicare To Cover Obesity Counseling Without Cost Sharing – Kaiser Health News. Since I’ve mentioned this to more than a few people recently, I’m writing a post about it. This is significant for two reasons: For changing the way health care is paid for, from procedures to counseling, which talking AND listening. For changing the … Continue reading Medicare To Cover Obesity Counseling Without Cost Sharing

Presentation: The Kaiser Permanente Innovation Journey – DC Health Innovation Summit

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This is the presentation that Marilyn Chow, Marilyn Chow, DNSc, RN, fAAN, Vice President of Patient Care Services, and I gave at the DC Health Innovation Summit, part of 2011’s DC Health Innovation Week. I am not the hugest fan of Slideshare’s formatting, so I’m including as a series of images below, as well as … Continue reading Presentation: The Kaiser Permanente Innovation Journey – DC Health Innovation Summit

DC Health Innovation Summit recap, next time in Cleveland?

2011 Health2Dev Code-a-Thon 2670

There was a bit of a twitter flurry started by this tweet over the weekend. It came about through a mashup of my experiences during DC Health Innovation Week – and I was only one of two people (the other is Ravi Poorsina – @ravipoorsina) who attended every single event. But before we get there, … Continue reading DC Health Innovation Summit recap, next time in Cleveland?