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group of physicians
June 29, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Reader favorites show practices continuing to take a hard look at EHR technology while keeping close tabs on their finances. MORE
Supreme Court
June 25, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
King v. Burwell decision means individuals who get their health coverage through an exchange established by the federal government will continue to be eligible for tax subsidies. MORE
doctors and tablet computer
June 25, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Without certified EHRs for use in ASCs, there's an incentive for physicians to treat Medicare beneficiaries in more costly hospital-based settings. Proposed legislation would rectify that... MORE
computer and clock
June 23, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Practices and small organizations significantly lag hospitals in both external and internal testing activities. MORE
doctor in handcuffs
June 22, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Providers were among 243 individuals alleged to have participated in fraud schemes involving various medical treatments and services, including Medicare's prescription drug program. MORE
doctor smartphone apps
June 19, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
That's the objective of a new platform for physicians that enables electronic prescribing of mobile health apps from a formulary of 65,000 technology tools and transmitting them directly to... MORE
doctor on computer
June 18, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
American College of Physicians will contribute expertise and content to cross-platform evidence-based medicine system available to its members. MORE
Supreme Court Closeup
June 18, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
If the government loses its case in King v. Burwell, practical resolution could keep the issue alive for months -- if not years. MORE
stethoscope on laptop keyboard
June 17, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Only a small percentage of physician organizations have ACO-specific technology tools to help them stay competitive in a reimbursement model using value-based payments. MORE
keyboard
June 15, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Legislation aimed at easing the code set transition could have unintended consequences on determination of coverage, quality of care and the overall operation of the physician payment system. MORE
doctor handshake with money
June 12, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Recent settlements show that government healthcare attorneys are scrutinizing medical directorship arrangements. They're investigating and seeking sanctions against individual doctors for... MORE
AMA President Steven Stack
June 11, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Steven Stack, MD, has been a vocal critic of both the federal meaningful use programs and ICD-10 implementation. MORE
June 10, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Group hopes to build on research toward development of an "ideal software system" for use at medical schools and teaching hospitals. Additional new policies take on data transparency and... MORE
digital healthcare information
June 09, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
After some back and forth discourse at its annual meeting -- including a call for doctors to boycott ICD-10 altogether -- the American Medical Association voted in a new policy advocating for a two-... MORE
computer and clock
June 09, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
If you didn't demonstrate MU during 2014, July 1 is the deadline for applying for an exception to avoid a 2 percent Medicare payment cut next year. MORE
Calendar
June 08, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Participants may select one of five group-reporting options. It's a step on the road toward true provider performance benchmarking, which will directly affect Medicare reimbursement. MORE
Payment plan
June 04, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Small and midsize physician groups need to be able to handle an evolving mix of revenue streams. Here's what you should be looking at today. MORE
timeline for MU Stage 3 questioned
June 02, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
With the new Medicare reform law significantly altering the meaningful use program, officials say there's not enough time for providers to "ramp up" to a new stage. MORE
data privacy
June 01, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Theft or loss was the biggest HIPAA-compliance headache for healthcare providers during the month of May. MORE
Jameelah Melton, MD
May 27, 2015 | Frank Irving - Editor
Emerging technology enables secure video visits on the patient's mobile device of choice. Here's one doctor's firsthand view of what it's like to put it to real-world use. MORE

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