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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...
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Lessons Learned
March 7, 2016 6:23 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s note: this article was contributed by Mike Baker, senior vice president and GM of commercial products, and Maydad Cohen, senior vice president and GM of government solutions, at hCentive (www.hcentive.com ) .] Now that the annual open enrollment Read More...
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Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2
March 7, 2016 2:55 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so Read More...
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Achieving the Eight Information Governance (IG) Principles
April 3, 2015 9:56 AM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, senior vice president of HIM and privacy officer .] AHIMA's Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC) provides a comprehensive framework for managing Read More...
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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...
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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...
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When is the Right Time to Add Provider Coverage? Medical Scribes vs. PAs/NPs
March 21, 2014 12:39 PM by Robby Chakler
[Editor's note: this blog post was written by Michael Murphy, MD, founder of ScribeAmerica] Medical scribes and medical scribe vendors are riding a new wave of change in the American healthcare system where doctors and hospitals are being consistently Read More...
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HIE Options: The Battle Between Public and Private Continues
August 15, 2012 2:11 PM by Rebecca Hepp
As Meaningful Use criteria push towards required interoperability and changing reimbursement methods necessitate more coordinated care, HIEs are looking more and more appealing to h H ealthcare providers. The HIE market practically exploded last year, Read More...
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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...
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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...
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Proposed Rules Give Guidance on ACOs
April 1, 2011 11:05 AM by Frank Irving
Medicare Shared Savings Program will reward organizations that meet quality standards in five areas. On March 31, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released proposed new rules for formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Read More...
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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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Federal Partners Offer Guidance for Child Care as an Element of Emergency Planning
March 15, 2011 11:17 AM by Frank Irving
Report recommends that states develop child care disaster plans in coordination with state/local managers and agencies. Grantees across the country are receiving help from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to develop emergency preparedness Read More...
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ACO Forms in San Francisco
March 4, 2011 12:16 PM by Frank Irving
Effort modeled after Sacramento pilot, which has netted an estimated $20 million in savings. A new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) formed in San Francisco this week with the approval of an employee benefits agreement between the City and County of Read More...
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Report Examines Measures Needed to Support Payment Reforms
February 25, 2011 12:42 PM by Frank Irving
NQF commissioned RAND to review 90 different payment models across the country. A report from non-profit researcher RAND Corporation, commissioned by the National Quality Forum (NQF), provides direction for achieving payment reforms designed to improve Read More...
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