Distracted: How Regulations Are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform

Distracted: How Regulations Are Destroying the Practice of Medicine and Preventing True Health-Care Reform

by Matthew Hahn M.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510715110
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Matthew Hahn, MD, is a practicing family physician in Hancock, Maryland. His passions are the delivery of excellent care and motivating patients to be healthy. He was voted a Maryland Family Doctor of the Year. He is married and has one daughter, and his hobbies include running a lot but slowly. He lives in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Distracted 1

Chapter 2 Getting Paid-Part 1: You're Not Gonna Believe How Your Bill Is Calculated 13

Chapter 3 Getting Paid-Part 2: The Worst, Most Wasteful, Guaranteed-to-Fail, You-Can't-Be-Serious Medical Billing System 37

Chapter 4 Computerizing Medicine-Meaningless Use 61

Chapter 5 Your Health Insurance May Kill You 91

Chapter 6 Measuring the Quality of Medical Care Is Bad for You 117

Chapter 7 Patient-Centered Medical Homes-How to Make a Simple Solution Unattainable 139

Chapter 8 Getting Paid-Part 3: Holy MACRA 163

Chapter 9 The Real Big Fix 173

Afterword: After Obamacare? Probably a Lot Like Obamacare 197

Index 203

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