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The Politics of Health Care

Medicare's Best Program: Chronic Care Management
April 26, 2016 11:51 AM by Monique Barrett
[Editor's note: Nat Findlay, CEO, Hello Health, originally wrote this blog.] Medicare in 2016 Medicare has existed in many forms since its inception under LBJ over 50 years ago, but it's safe to say the program has certainly grown in complexity and range Read More...
Understanding and Addressing Physicians' Barriers to Achieving Better ACO Quality Metrics
March 24, 2015 8:35 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following post was written by Dan Malloy PhD, executive vice president, Quantia, Inc.] ACOs have long understood that patient engagement is a critical element to keeping individuals healthy and the chronically ill stable. Now ACOs Read More...
A New Perspective on Privacy and Security as Foundational Components of Information Governance (IG)
March 16, 2015 2:01 PM by Robby Chakler
[The following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, Sr. VP of HIM and Privacy Officer, HealthPort] Healthcare must move beyond compliance to a greater model of IG. For the past three years, the Privacy Point column has focused primarily Read More...
ICD-10: Ready, Set, Code
October 2, 2014 10:10 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation for Nuance.] Much has been said about the politics and jockeying of groups behind the scenes, lobbying either for Read More...
Global Healthcare Megatrends: Clinical Challenges
September 3, 2014 1:36 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Toby Samo, M.D., chief medical officer, Allscripts. This is the first installment in our 5-part series focusing on Global Healthcare Megatrends] There are more than 7 billion people on the planet Read More...
Are You Adding Value?
June 30, 2014 2:22 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Neil Pithadia, founder and CEO, I Will Change Healthcare ] Moe, the Two-Star Motel Repairman I arrive at my motel on a road aptly named Motel Circle. As I approach my accommodation in my rental car, Read More...
Preserve the HIM Workforce During the ICD-10 Delay
June 23, 2014 12:04 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation, Nuance] With the ICD-10 transition date now at least 16 months away, we must think about the impact this has on the Read More...
Patient Confidentiality and Social Media
April 26, 2013 11:22 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This article was posted with permission from its author, Christine Gondos, Igloo Software. She can be reached at . The fastpaced healthcare industry is continuously evolving -- whether it be newly released studies, Read More...
Projected Costs of Healthcare Law Changing
September 25, 2012 4:14 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Michael LaMagna is a partner at Timins & LaMagna, LLP, practicing Health Care Regulatory, Elder /Probate/Disability/Trusts and Estates, Social Security and General Legal practice in both New York and Connecticut. Read More...
ICD-10: Still in the Works
August 9, 2012 2:10 PM by Rebecca Hepp
If you are worried that your organization is falling behind on ICD-10 preparation, you are not alone. Nearly half of the 2,118 providers who participated in the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) February 2012 ICD-10 readiness survey said Read More...
Mission Deployed: ICD-10
June 25, 2012 3:07 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Executive Insight headed west and is blogging live from HFMA's annual ANI conference, held from June 24-27 this year in Las Vegas. One popular session today was ICD-10 Readiness, a provider panel discussion that emphasized lessons learned from facilities Read More...
New ACO Models Will Improve Patient Care; Could Save Medicare Up to $430 Million
May 18, 2011 9:36 AM by Lisa Algeo
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced three Affordable Care Act initiatives designed to help doctors, hospitals and other health care providers improve health care for Americans with Medicare by becoming accountable care organizations Read More...
CMS Proposed Rule Updates Medicare Payment Policies and Rates for Hospitals in Fiscal 2012
April 20, 2011 12:58 PM by Frank Irving
Ties annual update amount to participation in Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, and supports efforts to lower costs. On April 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies Read More...
Fundraising Outlook Improves for Hospitals
April 11, 2011 12:02 PM by Frank Irving
Vast majority of AHP survey respondents reported negative effects on their programs in 2010, but fewer fundraisers had to trim their budgets. Following two years of recessionary losses and cutbacks, health care fundraising bounced back in relative terms Read More...
Agency Report Reveals Need to Increase Access to Medical Homes
March 25, 2011 4:01 PM by Frank Irving
HRSA says model represents fundamental change in provision, coordination and management of care. According to a report released March 18 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 57 percent of children in the United States have access Read More...


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