Category: Office News

Changing Medicare Insurance Plans

If you want to change to a different Medicare plan or go to Original Medicare for next year, you can do it from October 15th, 2017 to December 7th, 2017. It’s called “Open Enrollment” for Medicare plans. The change will take effect on January 1st, 2018. In certain situations, changes are allowed at other times […]

Medicare Misconceptions

When I speak with Medicare patients, I often hear some confusion about what Medicare plan they have and what that plan covers. First, Medicare Plan A generally helps cover services provided by hospitals (inpatient services), skilled nursing facilities or home health agencies. The Medicare Part B plan helps cover most other services (such as physician’s […]

Do Patients Judge or Don’t They Judge?

May I offer an opinion encompassing both viewpoints:  ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE JUDGES EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME!  If one thing has been proven over and over by the human condition: We are very adept at self justification of our own thoughts and reality – we judge positively or negatively why we feel the doctor should […]

Change is Inevitable

This time of year we contemplate the great things (or not so great) that have happened through the previous months. We attempt predict the future and make choices (New Years resolutions) on how we will improve our lives for the future. Government changes to personnel and regulations can (if we let it) cause angst and […]

FACTS: AMENDMENT 69

Amendment 69 has far more questions and ambiguities than clear answers. Amendment 69 would be devastating for Colorado’s economy, employers and their employees. Here are the facts: It is costly. The $25 billion tax increase would essentially DOUBLE the size of the current state budget. Employers would have a new 6.67% payroll tax, and all […]