Practice Management

Drugmakers hike prices regardless of rebates, says PCMA June 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Some high-priced drugs like Sovaldi, a hepatitis C drug which initially cost $84,000, involved no rebates until other competitors came to market.
Less than half of physicians are satisfied with their compensation June 19, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Reason is declining reimbursement rates coupled with an increase in the administrative burden, particularly due to EHRs.
A precision medicine fight is brewing between clinicians, public health June 19, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
While doctors want to know everything they can, public health is far more cautionary when it comes to screenings.
Ignore at your own peril: Securing e-mail domains takes more than anti-spam tools June 19, 2017 | Bill Siwicki - Managing Editor of Healthcare IT News
Spam filters are one thing, but if a hacker takes over an e-mail domain, spoofing and phishing can become precise and dangerous. But there are tools available that can help.
Healthcare groups urge CMS to count Medicare Advantage contracts as APMs in MACRA June 12, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
That step, they say, would keep Medicare Advantage relevant, to the benefit of patients in the Medicare program.
AHIP: No matter the political landscape, value-based care will continue June 12, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Reimbursement has not caught up to technology innovations, expert says.
AHIP: The role of payer and pharma in affordability of drugs June 12, 2017 | Susan Morse - Associate Editor, Healthcare Finance
Value-based agreements are increasing between health insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
One year after passage, doctors struggle with logistics, ethics of aid-in dying law June 12, 2017 | Kaiser Health News - www.kaiserhealthnews.org
Some oppose the law; many others, however, believe patients should have access to aid-in-dying but don't want to be involved themselves.
Concerned the eClinicalWorks fiasco could happen to your EHR? Take these steps now June 06, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
Every practice should be thinking about protecting their data today even if they use a different electronic health record software.
The influx is prompting more clinicians to rethink the fast-paced emergency room, where default is do everything possible to extend life.
Hospital systems look to Yelp in collecting patient data, feedback, says Health Affairs May 30, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Yelp ratings were found to have a positive correlation with hospitals with lower 30-day readmission rates, building on prior evidence.
Hospital social media activity mostly tied to maternity, recovery May 30, 2017 | Tom Sullivan - Executive Editor, HIMSS Media
But only 2 percent of posts are sent as thanks to hospital staff, HYP3R report on 6,000 hospitals finds.
Is a takeover of athenahealth inevitable? May 25, 2017 | Bernie Monegain - Editor, Healthcare IT News
Industry watchers are already speculating about who might acquire the cloud-based EHR vendor, and Cerner and Epic are both on the list.
Retail healthcare juggernaut ZOOMCare+ expands Seattle footprint with two new clinics May 25, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Company also brings with it signature online tool ChatCare, plans to open a further three clinics by year's end.
Workplace drama affects patient care and is seldom addressed May 19, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Research shows workers feel they can't discuss workplace problems, but that good management helps.
Economists propose paying physicians salary over fee-for-service method to avoid conflicts of interest May 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Fee-for-service compensation arrangements, they propose, create incentives for physicians to order more services than are best for patients.
Geisinger, Highmark eye joint venture to create clinical network May 19, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
That initial focus includes developing an affordable model of care through a network of community-based sites.
Reversing physician burnout requires total change in the culture of medicine May 19, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
'Do or die' mentality takes hold early, steers many doctors down the road to burnout and self-destruction, experts say.
Workplace drama affects patient care and is seldom addressed May 11, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn - Managing Editor of Healthcare Finance News
Research shows workers feel they can't discuss workplace problems, but that good management helps.
Economists propose paying physicians salary over fee-for-service method to avoid conflicts of interest May 11, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse - Healthcare Finance Associate Editor
Fee-for-service compensation arrangements, they propose, create incentives for physicians to order more services than are best for patients.

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