Doctors’ Technology Costs Swell
Operating costs associated with technology mushroomed by close to 34 percent over the past five years for physician-owned, multispecialty practices, with nearly 12 percent of the increase taking place in 2014. ...Read More
|Doctors’ Technology Costs Swell|
Operating costs associated with technology mushroomed by close to 34 percent over the past five years for physician-owned, multispecialty practices, with nearly 12 percent of the increase taking place in 2014.
|World’s First Virtual Care Center Launched |
ST. LOUIS, MO — Last month, Mercy unveiled the world’s first Virtual Care Center in the heartland of America. Bishop Edward Rice of the St. Louis Archdiocese officially blessed the nonprofit Catholic health system’s newest facility Oct. 6 in Chesterfield, Mo., a suburb located 15 miles west of St. Louis.
|LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Changes Coming Soon for Medicaid Providers|
Beginning Dec. 1, 2015, Louisiana Medicaid is changing the way members get behavioral health services (mental illness and substance use treatment). All Medicaid members will get their behavioral health services through a Bayou Health Plan. If they are not already enrolled in Bayou Health, they will be enrolled in a Plan before Dec. 1, 2015 to get medical behavioral health services. DHH's current contract with Magellan will end on Nov. 30, 2015.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Philip Ralidis, DO|
Wild about Reptiles
At age 7, Philip Ralidis found his first salamander while living in rural Long Island, N.Y. This small, crawling creature totally enraptured him. Thus began his passion for herpetology – the study of amphibians and reptiles.
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|Drug-price debate rekindles fight over pill imports from Canada|
The presidential campaign is reigniting the battle over importing prescription drugs from Canada, with all of the leading Democratic candidates endorsing the idea.Calls for allowing people to buy directly from Canadian pharmacies are also... Posted Friday, November 27, 2015 10:44 am CST
|ObamaCare sign-ups hold steady in third week|
More than 560,000 people signed up for plans through the ObamaCare exchanges last week, the strongest total yet for this year’s open enrollment.A total of 1.6 million people have signed up for plans since Nov. 1, the Obama administration announced... Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2015 9:36 am CST
|Rubio budget win is dealing heavy blow to ObamaCare|
Sen. Marco Rubio may have dealt the biggest blow in the GOP’s five-year war against ObamaCare.A 2014 budget measure inspired by the Florida Republican and presidential hopeful is pushing some insurers to drop out of the ObamaCare exchanges, experts... Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 5:12 pm CST