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ObamaCare Criticized by AMA National Meeting

Dr. Vernon Rowe just returned from the AMA House of Delegates meeting in Chicago. He was the delegate from the specialty society the American Society of Neuroimaging. He was seated with the Kansas Delegation and attended the Heart of America

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Hospital Fees Drive Rising Cost of Health Care

Steven Brill writes in Time Magazine that hospital profit margins are extraordinarily high for supposedly non-profit institutions, and are largely responsible for the rising health care costs in the United States.

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Health Care Pricing and Facility Fees

In Kansas City Star Opinion piece, an Overland Park doctor details how two emergency rooms made overly expensive choices about how to deliver care.

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Hospital “Facility Fees”: A Patient’s $1,500 Nightmare

Robert Reed walked into a dermatologist’s office to have a couple moles checked. The bills he received included charges for an “operating room.”

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Patients Must Educate Themselves About Health Care Costs

53% of Consumers ‘Oblivious’ to Healthcare Costs. Patients can only fight rising costs by educating themselves.

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Bloomberg News Investigates Cost Inflation by Hospital Chains

Bloomberg News published an exceptional piece on how monopolistic hospital chains are using their political leverage to drive medical costs up for everyone.

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The Importance of RNI’s Independence from Hospitals

You have probably received a letter from one of your doctors stating that they “have joined” a larger health organization. They reassure you, yet in reality you will not receive the care you did when they were independent.

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RNI Sends Representative to MEDPac Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Free Standing Outpatient Facilities & Large Hospitals: David vs Goliath

Senior Advisor at Rowe Neurology Institute, Elizabeth S. Rowe, PhD, MBA recently traveled to Washington, DC to participate in MedPAC’s hearings on payment policy.  Dr. Rowe’s comments follow: Comments for: The context for Medicare payment policy 090612 Omitted from last

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ACA Builds a Better Iron Lung

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine disects how “market friendly” ACA (or Obamacare) and its impact on the US healthcare system. The entire NEJM article can be read here. Dr. Vernon Rowe, founder and medical director of The Rowe

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