Tag Archives: Physicians as Stewards of Health Care

Physicians Role Stemming Opioid Misuse

Deaths from Opioid Misuse on the Rise The CDC estimates that 115 people die each day from an overdose of opioids. In the last 15 years that translates to over ½ million people.  This includes legal drugs prescribed to treat … Continue reading

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HCMS Newsletter President’s Page: HCMS Physicians Exert Influence and Make Policy and Law

Have you ever felt all alone and powerless and put upon when it comes to all those excessive regulations on your practice and the endless pages of bureaucratic red tape through which your staff must navigate? Did you ever wish … Continue reading

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HCMS Newsletter President’s Page: Legislative Wrap-Up

Note: The following is a significant excerpt from the July 15th President’s Page The 83rd session of the Texas Legislature was a huge success for physicians and our patients.  After taking a budget beating in 2011, along with everyone else, … Continue reading

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HCMS Newsletter President’s Page: Physicians as Stewards of Medical Care — Shoppers in the Dark

In 1977, the Harris County Medical Society had a Cost Curtailment Committee which recognized that while physicians are only directly responsible for a very small percent of health care expenditures (still only 8% today), we write orders for a substantial … Continue reading

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