Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, is Professor of Medical Science at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI.
When the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was created by the US Congress as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, it was envisioned as a device to help control Medicare spending on physician (Part B) services. This formula,… Read More ›
It was all but impossible to miss the bevy of “scope-of-practice” bills that flooded the California legislature as it faced up to its 2013-2014 session. Introduced by the February 22, 2013, deadline, the Senate Bills (SBs) and Assembly Bills (ABs)… Read More ›
The arduous track leading to the medical degree generally continues along a single path toward equally taxing residencies and fellowships. What usually follows is a lifetime of comforting and healing in private, public, or academic settings. Few professions can claim… Read More ›
On January 7, 2013, the US Supreme Court refused to review Sherley v Sebelius, a 3-year-old legal challenge to the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. In so doing, the Court ended a long-running legal feud while… Read More ›