Practice Management

Northwell CEO named chair of Institute for Healthcare Improvement August 14, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Northwell Health President and CEO Michael J. Dowling begins two-year term as board chair of IHI.
Litigation underway in fee-for-service vs. managed care coverage in California August 14, 2017 | Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News
The lawsuit alleges the state illegally reversed doctor and court decisions for patient to remain in fee-for-service Medi-Cal.
Small practices plagued by complexity of Medicare regulations, show dim view of MIPS, MGMA study shows August 14, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Survey evaluated responses from 750 group practices, with largest representation from independent practices, groups of 6 to 20 physicians.
There are 6 cybersecurity knowledge areas every infosec pro must master, NIST says August 14, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
The group published the guidance to help hospitals define what job roles cybersecurity teams require and, ultimately, to help them find top talent.
ONC kicks off EHR certification tool transition August 07, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will shift its testing portfolio over the next five years to include as many industry-developed and maintained testing tools as possible.
CMS finalizes 90-day reporting for meaningful use August 07, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
The agency, seeking to ease EHR reporting burdens, will also allow both 2015 and 2014-certified EHRs for 2018.
Insiders, hackers causing bulk of 2017 healthcare data breaches August 07, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
The healthcare sector has reported 233 breach incidents this year so far and is on pace to exceed last year's rate of one healthcare breach a day, Protenus says.
What to know about risk, coverage before you buy cyber insurance August 07, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Policies pick up support as cyber threats increase in frequency and hospitals face stiff fines tied to data breaches.
Physician satisfaction is widespread, but raises and student loan help are hard to come by, survey says August 07, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Survey was conducted in June by PracticeMatch, received input from 1,959 physicians.
Non-physician providers, support staff a driving factor behind more profitable physician groups, MGMA survey says August 07, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Survey was based on data from more than 2,900 organizations, 40 specialties and practice types, MGMA said.
Anthem: Insider theft exposes data of 18,000 Medicare members August 01, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
Anthem's Medicare insurance coordination services vendor discovered in April that an employee was stealing and misusing Medicaid member data from as early as July 2016.
Could Amazon or Apple actually make a dent in the EHR market? August 01, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
The space is ripe for disruption, but switching vendors is difficult and that will make building a new electronic health record platform, and convincing customers to adopt it, a long and uphill battle.
Zuckerberg, Chan give UCSF $10 million for EHR work, health sciences, big data August 01, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Gift supports work of Atul Butte, MD, and launches the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at the university.
Ransomware attack on South Dakota provider breaches data on 10,000 patients August 01, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
The cyberattack was first discovered in February, but crucial evidence was lost during the investigation on April that rendered it impossible for officials to rule out a breach.
Practice management tools fail to provide consistent experience in all practice sizes, KLAS report says July 25, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Companies are losing clients due to issues with clinical integrations, lack of customization and support, report says.
Atlanta clinic finds 15-month breach during investigation on separate ransomware attack July 25, 2017 | Jessica Davis - Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
While Peachtree Neurological Clinic avoided paying ransom after a recent cyberattack, the investigation that followed revealed a hacker had access to its system starting in February 2016.
Physician practices bemoan skyrocketing cost of IT maintenance July 25, 2017 | Mike Miliard - Contributing Editor
MGMA survey shows some spending $19,000 per doctor, per year.
CFOs will spend more for revenue cycle technology, but providers still struggle to realize benefits July 17, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
About 90 percent of those surveyed say an increase in consumer responsibility for the bill will impact their organizations.
Are micro-hospitals the answer for systems looking for low-cost expansions? They might be July 17, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Model allows a system to expand their presence without making major capital commitments, or having to locate huge parcels of land.
Southeast is region of choice for doctors, but many are eyeing career changes, Medicus survey shows July 10, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Physician Practice Preference and Relocation Survey includes 2,351 respondents from 50 states and more than 20 specialties.

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