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The Politics of Health Care

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...
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...
Final Accountable Care Organization Rules Established
November 3, 2011 12:09 PM by Lisa Algeo
(Editor's note: Executive Insight welcomes Guest Blogger Michael LaMagna, Esq,to our Politics in Health Care blog. He will be posting updates on healthcare reform and related issues each week. Check back often. LaMagna is an attorney and nursing home Read More...
Sign Up for Free ACO Learning Sessions
June 16, 2011 1:35 PM by Lisa Algeo
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is offering free Accelerated Development Learning Sessions (ADLS) for providers interested in learning more about how to coordinate patient care through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Four ACO Accelerated 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...
Surgeon General Announces Chair Appointment to Public Health Advisory Group
April 12, 2011 11:40 AM by Frank Irving
Jeffrey Levi, PhD, will lead group in providing policy and program recommendations. Jeffrey Levi, PhD, has been appointed chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. U.S. President Barack Obama established Read More...
Preventive Services Task Force Names New Leaders
March 18, 2011 6:28 AM by Frank Irving
Panel makes recommendations to clinicians; chair and co-chairs bring expertise in pediatrics, geriatrics and preventive medicine. On March 14, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced the appointments of Virginia A. Moyer, MD, Read More...


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