I really feel bad that I have slacked off on my regular podcast. But, I can tell you that the next exciting episode of the Family Medicine Rocks Podcast will be tonight, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9pm Eastern Time - Live on BlogTalkRadio. I'm also going to put a player on the site here which I believe will be live as well for you to tune into the show. (also check out the video promo above)
No guest this wk, just my commentary on the following:
- Why Do Doctors Run Late In The Office? - There as been a lot of discussion this week on this topic on twitter and other places. Check out this article from the New York Times and this article from CNN. I'm pretty upset by the article, but not what you think. Tune in!
- This Week In Social Media And Family Medicine - Check out my post from earlier this week. I'll also be talking about the upcoming meeting of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.
- Even though the debt ceiling debate is over, the long term ramifications may affect physicians and Medicare. Check out this article by American Medical News. If an agreement is not reached with the newly created Congress "supercommittee" - when it comes to long term spending cuts, Medicare will be cut and ultimately physician payment will be affected. And, oh, by the way, this new bill still does not address the sustained growth rate (SGR) of Medicare and the proposed scheduled payment cuts for the 2012 year.
Now, that seems like a full show. Who knows? Maybe I'll squeeze in more material, as time allows. As always, thanks so much for the support that all of you out there give me and give the show. I really appreciate it!