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Archive for December, 2010

Geriatrics by Legislation: The Trend Continues

In a recent blog post I pointed out some legislative initiatives that essentially make certain principles of geriatric practice required by law.  I noted how these laws can be interpreted as an effort to make up for the scarcity of practicing geriatricians, and the lack of geriatrics training for most physicians in America.   President Obama has continued this trend by signing a new Medicare regulation …Read More

Brief Reprieve from Congress for Medicare Cuts to Doctors

Earlier this month the Senate voted to postpone for one year the impending Medicare pay cuts to doctors that would have gone into effect January of 2011.  This is the latest postponement for a measure that will have deep impact on care of the elderly in America.  In a recent blog post I discussed the imminent Medicare pay cut for physicians and the impact on …Read More