Talking to a friend who had general neuro service a few weeks before I did. This is her story:

A patient had to get insurance because of the ACA. So they went to the doctor for their first physical in at least 20 years and were diagnosed with pretty bad myasthenia gravis. Soon thereafter they had…

Ridiculous. People are so blinded by rhetoric they can’t see the blessing.



Claiming the man in the surveillance video is not Mike Brown, the tape was from an earlier date, or that it was manufactured.

Dorian Johnson has already confessed to taking part in the robbery with Mike Brown just minutes before the shooting. It is a fact that Mike Brown strong arm…



Teens working on solutions

14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured. Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.

Available for download for Apple and Android

This is awesome

I WAS for Michael Brown…

Until I saw the video of him cruelly manhandling a much smaller man hours before he was shot.

The policeman didn’t know he was a suspect and he’s still wrong for what he did.

But this isn’t about the police. It’s about Getting back what you put out into this world.

Karma has a way of circling back on you. It happens to us all.

Put out only what you want to receive back


savagesorceress asked:

Can you explain to me the relationship between doctors and insurance companies and hospitals. Like say you had your own practice, do you have to buy-in to what patients you can take based on what insurance company you're affiliated with?

wayfaringmd answered:

So when you go into private practice, most doctors will accept the most common commercial insurance plans in the area and then will limit the percentage of Medicare, Medicaid, and self pay patients they accept into their practice. They will accept more than one commercial insurance plan. Doctors aren’t really “affiliated” with insurance companies. We just choose which ones we want to deal with and try to get payments from.

There are also practices called Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) which basically have a deal with the government to take a high percentage of Medicaid / Medicare patients in exchange for slightly higher reimbursements from ‘caid and ‘care. That’s an over simplification, but it’s the gist of it.

Hospitals (public hospitals anyway) will take whatever payment source you have. 

So that’s what FQHC means! Funny bc that’s the type clinic I was hired on at and this explains a lot. Thanks!

Anymore info about it you could assist with?