Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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‘Peer-to-Peer Review’ Renamed ‘Enemy-to-Enemy Review’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a revision of terminology that better reflects the non-chummy reality of insurance denials and the appeals that follow, the phrase "peer-to-peer review" will be dropped for the more...
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Breaking: CPR Requires Prior Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In breaking news that will infinitely complicate the already difficult process of attempting to resuscitate a patient, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (or CPR) will now require prior authorization. The prevailing reaction to this news...
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ID Doc Sends ‘Thank You’ Cards for Those Interesting Consults

NEW HAVEN, CT - Taking consultative manners into another echelon, a Yale infectious diseases doctor is sending "Thank You" cards to show her appreciation for anyone who reached out to her with...
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Hypoxemic Blue Journal Oxygenated Back to a Healthy Pink

NEW YORK, NY - The chronically-hypoxemic Blue Journal, also known as the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, has finally been adequately oxygenated and has now turned into a nice, healthy pink...
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Doctor Dies After Lifelong Battle with Credentialing Process

DURHAM, NC - Gomerblog is saddened to report that infectious diseases physician, Dr. Ella Mering, has died after finally succumbing to a lifelong battle with her hospital's credentialing process. She was...
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Breaking: NASA Finds Parallel Universe Containing All Our Missing Pens

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered all of the missing pens ever lost by health care professionals, stating they're located in a newly-discovered parallel universe, Gomerblog...

Redacted Mueller H&P Omits All But Family History & Chloride Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A redacted version of Robert S. Mueller III's highly-anticipated history & physical examination (H&P) admission document was released earlier today. Unfortunately, all the juicy bits are blotted out,...

EHR to Replace Pop-Ups with Clickbait

The days of clicking through multiple dialog boxes appear to be numbered for healthcare workers using one widely-used electronic health record (EHR). That's right, Meditech heard your negative feedback regarding their pop-ups loud and...
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Hospitalist Releases Limited Edition Discharge Summary on Vinyl

NASHVILLE, TN - Fans will be queueing up at medical records departments across the country as critically-acclaimed hospitalist Amanda Snider announced she will be releasing a limited-edition discharge summary on vinyl.  The release will...