Author: Noah M. Raizman, MD, MFA


The Golden Rule for Correct Coding

At a recent Specialty Day talk on managing difficult worker's compensation patients, an ASSH member had a poignant and arresting slide that simply said "Don't Be a Rapist." By that, he meant that it was easy to overbill, overcode, and perform unnecessary procedures on worker's compensation patients, and that we have a moral and ethical obligation to treat these patients, and…

Often Wrong, but Never in Doubt

The popular trope of the confident, arrogant and swashbuckling surgeon is usually as far from representing reality as a Norman Rockwell painting is from representing modern urban life. "Often wrong, but never in doubt" is a phrase bandied about medical schools for laughs to describe the attitudes of those who practice surgery. I am often wrong, often in doubt, and…