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  • Implications of the Affordable Care Act

    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 increased optimism building around the plan's effect on patient care, ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on March 13, 2013
  • ICD-10: Still in the Works

    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 they did not even know when they would be completing their impact assessment — a key milestone ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on August 9, 2012
  • Final Accountable Care Organization Rules Established

    (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 administrator who practices healthcare regulatory, elder law/special needs and trusts and ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on November 3, 2011
  • Final Accountable Care Organization Rules Established

    (Editor's note: ADVANCE 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 administrator who practices healthcare regulatory, elder law/special needs and trusts and estates law. ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on November 3, 2011
  • Sign Up for Free ACO Learning Sessions

    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 Development Learning Sessions are being offered in 2011, with the first session ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on June 16, 2011
  • Sign Up for Free ACO Learning Sessions

    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 Development Learning Sessions are being offered in 2011, with the first session ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on June 16, 2011
  • New ACO Models Will Improve Patient Care; Could Save Medicare Up to $430 Million

    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 (ACOs). First, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on May 18, 2011
  • New ACO Models Will Improve Patient Care; Could Save Medicare Up to $430 Million

    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 (ACOs). First, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation ...
    Posted to The Politics of Healthcare (Weblog) on May 18, 2011