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Fractional Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Reza Alavi

Reza Alavi, MD, MBA, is a great friend of mine and former Chief Clinical Officer of Dispatch Health and National Medical Director for Optum. He's an expert in value-based care, VBC contracting, healthcare-focused startups, risk-bearing medical groups, population health especially vis-a-vis medicare and medicare advantage, and development of programs to reduce unnecessary utilization.  If you are a company or startup looking to add a superb fractional chief medical officer to your team with expertise in value-based care and risk-based contracting, consider Reza. You can find more information on his website: Fractional Chief Medical Officer
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Friendly PC owner services to address corporate practice of medicine laws.

 Please see my website for my friendly PC owner services that I provide as a 50-state licensed physician: Friendly PC Owner Corporate Practice of Medicine (CPOM) is a complex set of laws that govern the delivery of healthcare services by businesses. These laws vary from state to state, but generally, they prevent non-licensed individuals or businesses from owning or controlling healthcare providers. In order to comply with these laws, companies entering the healthcare industry need to have a licensed healthcare provider to oversee their operations, and that’s where the friendly PC owner comes in. A friendly PC owner is a physician who provides medical oversight and consultation to businesses that wish to enter the healthcare industry. The PC stands for Professional Corporation, which is a type of business entity that allows physicians to provide their services as a group while limiting personal liability. Essentially, a friendly PC owner acts as a consultant for businesses, providing m

How to connect openai to zapier to twilio so that you can interface with GPT3 via SMS

 I created an SMS interface to openAI's gpt3 API so that I can send an SMS prompt to openai and get an SMS response. Result looks like this: There may be better/easier ways of doing this, but this is how I figured it out. I'm assuming some degree of familiarity w/ Zapier here: 1. Buy a phone number in Twilio to use for this. This only costs $1/mo 2. In Zapier, create a new zap where the trigger is "Webhooks by Zapier" (Premium option). Choose your event as "Catch Hook". This will generate a webhook URL that is custom for this workflow. We are doing this because when you send the SMS to the Twilio phone number, you want it to **instantly** trigger the zapier workflow and not wait the 5-15 min it takes for Twilio to trigger on its own, so for that you need the webhook: 3. Copy the webhook URL from zapier and paste it into Twilio in the "A Messages Comes In" webhook section for that phone number 4. You will then need to send a test message so that Zap

Automated personal statement writer using

For fun, I've used GPT3 from to create a personal statement writer that makes it easy for people to generate a first draft of a personal statement using a simple prompt of their topic. The application takes in two parts for the prompt: first, the topic (e.g., "running a law mowing business"), and second the type of school or programming to which the applicant is applying (e.g., "business school"). It then uses the openai GPT-3 api to generate a multi-paragraph personal statement. includes a page with personal statement examples that have been generated by itself in the past, to make it easier for folks to see and learn from each other. 

Information about Medicare Advantage plans, coverage and benefits

Information about Medicare Advantage plans, coverage and benefits is available on this website, Medicare Advantage Information . Some topics covered include: additional benefits for medicare additional medicare benefits medicare advantage blue medicare advantage blue cross medicare advantage blue cross blue shield advantage c medicare advantage care plan medicare advantage cost medicare advantage d medicare advantage dental plan medicare advantage health care plans medicare advantage health plan medicare advantage insurance medicare advantage insurance plans medicare advantage of medicare advantage plan advantage of plan advantage plan insurance advantage plans with dental advantage policy advantages of medicare advantage advantages of medicare for all advantages of original medicare benefit medicare

AgingHere is an online community for senior-serving eldercare professionals to network and share resources

We are excited to announce the soft launch of AgingHere the new online community we are building for senior-serving professionals , like case managers, social workers, ALF owners, Medicare brokers, care managers, group home operators, elderlaw attorneys, healthcare providers, nurses, physicians, managed care providers, home health companies, PT/OT staff, and private duty providers, to all congregate, connect, share resources, and network.  We've built this community on Slack, the most popular community discussion platform. Please visit AgingHere by going to Please email with any questions. 

MasteringMedicare episode 18: Medicaid Long Term Care: interview with Robert Bullock Esq.

In this amazing interview with Robert Bullock , a DC-based Elder Law attorney, from   The Elder & Disability Law Center , Dr. Amy Schiffman and Dr. Alex Mohseni discuss Medicaid Long Term Care coverage. We cover these topics: What is Medicaid Medica long term care eligibility What does Medicaid waiver mean? How does one qualify for Medicaid Medical eligibility for Medicaid long term care Financial eligibility for Medicaid long term care Most people are in crisis mode when trying to qualify for Medicaid long term care How are patients assigned to rehab Medicaid 5 year lookback Put your assets into an irrevocable trust at least 5 years before you think you made need Medicaid Why doesn't Medicaid cover ALF Medicaid long term care payments are like a loan Medicaid estate recovery Atlantic article on Medicaid estate recovery Life care Planning and Management At what age should everybody talk to an elder law attorney Video version of this episode: Robert

MasteringMedicare Medicare Cheat Sheet updated

 I'm excited to share the newest version, for 2021, of our MasteringMedicare Medicare Cheat Sheet. Feel free to share and provide feedback with suggestions and corrections.  Link to download the Medicare Cheet Sheet:

Dr. Alex Mohseni invited to speak at Brault’s Healthcare Leadership Forum about the future of Emergency Medicine services and how ED groups can adapt using telemedicine.

  Dr. Mohseni presented on the topic of how Emergency Medicine groups could expand their scope of practice to the virtual space to and how to do so in a financially viable way.

MasteringMedicare Episode 14: Hospice and Secrets of the Hospice Industry published!

In this Mastering Medicare episode we do a deep dive into Hospice with our guest, Cathy Gurson.  She teaches us everything we ever wanted to know about Hospice. Here are some of the topics we cover: How do people get referred to hospice Hospice is covered 100% by Medicare part A What does hospice cover How to get Part B medical care covered while under hospice Hospice reimbursement model Hospice per diem Three levels of hospice care Pier diem changes at the higher levels of care For profit vs non-profit hospice Hospice certificate of need requirements What questions you should ask about when interviewing a hospice CHAP certification for hospice Transitioning - what does transitioning mean in the context of hospice? How to know when a hospice patient is dying Does hospice pay for food and nutrition Tube feeding hospice patients Measuring mean arm circumference (MAC) as a measure of nutritional decline Who is making the hospice recertification? Hospice patient’s relationships with their

Canary Doctor Dr. Alex Mohseni Webinar with Corewood Care About Being an Online Doctor and Providing Care for Senior Citizens on Medicare Through a Virtual Clinic

Dr. Mohseni presented a webinar with Corewood Care on the topic of providing medical care by phone and computer to senior citizens, virtual urgent care, emergency medicine, telemedicine, eldercare, and online doctor visits. He helped explain how talking to an online doctor can provide guidance for seniors and their caregivers about what sort of venue of care they should seek for their medical issue. He explains how an online doctor can folks figure out whether they need the ER vs urgent care vs waiting for their primary care doctor. He discussed the ability to diagnose and treat things like UTI, bladder infections, yeast infections, and helping distinguish serious issues.

Dr. Alex Mohseni Webinar with ProAging Sourcebook

Dr. Mohseni presented a webinar with PositiveAging / ProAging Sourcebook on the topic of virtual urgent care, emergency medicine, telemedicine, eldercare, and online doctor visits, especially for seniors. He helped explain how talking to an online doctor can provide guidance for seniors and their caregivers about what sort of venue of care they should seek for their medical issue.