Quality Forum, Aledade Form New ACO
A Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and Aledade Inc. partnership has formed a new Accountable Care Organization made up of independent primary care providers in small and mid-sized cities. ...Read More
|Quality Forum, Aledade Form New ACO|
A Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and Aledade Inc. partnership has formed a new Accountable Care Organization made up of independent primary care providers in small and mid-sized cities.
|The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment|
Changing reimbursement for new models of care
First the good news … providers are generally excited about the idea of moving to more holistic, integrated care with a focus on prevention, quality and outcomes.
|Rural Hospitals Find ACO Help|
Two Louisiana hospitals are among more than 200 U.S. health systems that applied for $114 million in federal funds to help set up rural Accountable Care Organizations.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Dani Bidros|
He’s a Braniac
At age 9, Dani Bidros moved to Lafayette, La. from Syria with his family. Growing up, his role model was older brother, Rafi, who became a plastic surgeon.
Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.
|Aging Doctors: Time for Mandatory Competency Testing?|
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates voted in its June meeting that the time has come to address the issue of aging physicians more systematically, perhaps with formal guidelines and methods for competency testing. From Medpage Today. Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 6:42 am CDT
|AMA Delegate Blasts ICD-10 Implementation Requirements|
"To think we can implement this huge undertaking all on one day is simply ridiculous," says the former president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 6:14 am CDT
|VA law clarifies status of hospital patients|
How do you know if you've been admitted to the hospital? It sounds like a trick question, but the murkiness surrounding the distinction between inpatient and outpatient status — in both instances you might spend the night, or nights, in the hospital — will be clarified with a law that takes effect July 1. Under legislation sponsored by state Sens. Dick Black, R-Loudoun County, and George Barker, D-Fairfax County, and passed this year in the General Assembly, patients in Virginia hospitals will be required to sign an acknowledgment that they understand that they are an outpatient, not an inpatient, when that status applies. The distinction has ramifications for billing and reimbursements, whether through Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:52 am CDT
|Poll: Majority of people support SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare|
Six in 10 people said they are in favor of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold key pillars of ObamaCare last week, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday.Still, public opinion remains as divisive as ever in the wake of... Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:38 pm CDT
|New ObamaCare enrollees are healthier, report finds|
New ObamaCare enrollees are healthier and spent less on drugs than enrollees last year, according to a new analysis. The report from Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, is a positive sign for the law, given the... Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:27 am CDT
|ObamaCare ruling paves the way for lobbying blitz|
Healthcare lobbyists across Washington are hoping to win long-sought changes to ObamaCare now that the Supreme Court has affirmed the law is here to stay.Last week’s ruling in King v. Burwell has unfrozen the field for dozens of healthcare... Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 5:00 am CDT