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  • Medicare's Best Program: Chronic Care Management

    [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 since its humble beginnings in 1965. Today, an estimated 44 million patients are currently ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on April 26, 2016
  • Lessons Learned

    [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 period is in the rearview mirror, what are the key takeaways from 2016? Here are five ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on March 7, 2016
  • Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2

    [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 far gone unanswered. The Los Angeles Times reported March 3 that, to date, the ACA ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on March 7, 2016
  • Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 1

    [Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wants to dump Obamacare on day one of his intended presidential administration. It is one strategy, he says, to “make America great again.” On March 2, Trump released his 7-point plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on March 4, 2016
  • Big Data, Pregnancies & the Inconceivable

    By Tamer Abouras   Have you ever wondered if the term “conspiracy theorist” perhaps gets a bad rap? That may sound strange at first, but consider all of the science fiction and futuristic films you’ve watched or books you’ve read.   More often than not, they’re dystopian in nature. An intrusive, all-powerful, all-knowing government ...
  • Politics, Privacy and Pulling the Trigger

    By Tamer Abouras   On Monday, January 4, 2016, President Obama spoke to the nation, as expected, and issued an executive order regarding gun safety and measures he feels will help to curb what he called the “epidemic of gun violence.”   His address was heartfelt, emotional and — predictably — polarizing. Conservatives panned what ...
  • CHIME Endorses Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

    Information technology plays a central role in helping hospitals and other healthcare providers reach the Triple Aim - a better patient experience, improved population health and reduced per capita costs. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, released today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ...
  • N.J. Breaches Shine Light on Patient Data Black Market

    Several published reports this week confirmed the data of about one million patients at New Jersey medical facilities has been compromised since 2009. According to a database kept by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, since 2009, there have been 14 breaches of patient information in New Jersey, involving 17 different ...
  • ICD-10 Implementation Can Go Smoothly

    By Dr. Jon Elion, Founder and CEO of ChartWise Medical Systems With the ICD-10 conversion deadline right around the corner, healthcare professionals are doing all they can to make sure they are prepared for the transition.  Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) solutions alone will not be able to meet the specificity of ...
  • Fixing Healthcare Costs

    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 all agree this should be fixed. But why is it so hard? Achieving price transparency in ...
    Posted to The Politics of Health Care (Weblog) on May 17, 2013
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