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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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Fixing Healthcare Costs
May 17, 2013 10:43 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This blog post is written by Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health . Our healthcare system is broken partly because consumers don't know what anything costs. As patients become more proactive in making informed healthcare decisions, we Read More...
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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 cgondos@igloosoftware.com . The fastpaced healthcare industry is continuously evolving -- whether it be newly released studies, Read More...
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Implications of the Affordable Care Act
March 13, 2013 12:40 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This blog is written by Anthony J. Hall, RN, BSN, behavioral health charge nurse at Atlanta Medical Center. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) means major changes in the way Americans view health issues and treatment options. While there is Read More...
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Medicaid Expansion
February 15, 2013 1:26 PM by Kelly Wolfgang
Editor's note: This blog is written by Miguel A. Bustillos, department chair and professor at California University of Management & Sciences in Virginia. Most of us have heard about the Medicaid expansion and how states like Florida, Texas and Virginia Read More...
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Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue?
January 18, 2013 11:13 AM by Kelly Wolfgang
As reported on Newswise, the following is a statement by Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, president of The New York Academy of Medicine, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious medical academies, on the seriousness of gun violence as a major public health Read More...
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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...
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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...
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The Medicaid "Wrinkle"
July 2, 2012 12:17 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Jill Glomsted, editor of ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners. In the June 28 Supreme Court ruling, seven of the nine Justices agreed that it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to force Read More...
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The Trouble with Metadata and Health Privacy
June 13, 2012 11:27 AM by Rebecca Hepp
Advances in technology over the past decade have raised serious concerns for patient privacy, an issue that sparked an intense panel discussion at the Second International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, held last week in Washington, DC. Panelists Read More...
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First ACOs Selected
April 26, 2012 12:55 PM by Adrianne OBrien
Editor's note: This blog was written by Michael LaMagna, a partner at Timins & LaMagna, LLP, practicing health care regulatory, elder /disability/veteran's law, trusts and estates, Social Security and general legal practice in New York and Connecticut. Read More...
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Impact of an Election Year
December 7, 2011 9:40 AM by Lynn
Republican, Democratic and Independent candidates have been busy relaying their promises toward a healthier America, with proposals for better health plans/coverage to how to create jobs. I’ll be honest and admit that I have very mixed reviews. In my Read More...
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Cutting Red Tape Will Save Healthcare System Nearly $1.1 Billion
October 19, 2011 9:38 AM by Lisa Algeo
New proposed rules released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would reduce unnecessary, obsolete or burdensome regulations and save hospitals and healthcare providers nearly $1.1 billion each year and more than $5 billion Read More...
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