AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay
The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped ...Read More
|Ochsner Oversight Follows National Trend|
In February, Ochsner Health System inked a two-year deal to manage Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., in a continuation of a national trend that has seen growing numbers of small hospitals seek outside expertise.
|Telemedicine Changes Care at Lake|
Telemedicine will soon make it possible for physicians at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to monitor critical pediatric patients while they are en route – by helicopter, plane or ambulance – from other facilities.
|AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay|
The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Danette Null|
As an eight-year-old third grader, Danette Burnett knew that she wanted to become a doctor. "We were talking about the circulatory system and I just really found it fascinating, and wanted to learn more about the body,” she recalled. “And, I liked the idea of helping people. So, that just kind of always stuck with me.”
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By integrating a behavioral health team and a telemedicine component into all 250 of its primary care practices, Carolinas HealthCare System is trying to head off a potential behavioral health crisis in doctors' offices and emergency departments. Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:01 pm CDT
|Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians|
To say doctors are under tremendous pressure may be the understatement of the year. One key indicator to how well they are navigating the healthcare system is reimbursement. Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:02 am CDT
|Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy|
Two Pennsylvania physicians share their experiences decoupling from Medicare. They've lost 12% of their patient population, but say they're providing more personalized care and the effects on their revenue and financial viability have been positive. Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:52 am CDT
|How Healthcare Payers are Tricking Practices Into Poor Contracts|
Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 10:06 am CDT
Payers are using deceptive methods to get medical practices to accept low rates and new plans. Don't fall into the trap.
|CMS Medicare Pay Data Sparks Healthcare Price Transparency Debate|
Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 6:10 am CDT
The attention given to CMS' Medicare payment data by the media demonstrates a continued focus on greater transparency at medical practices.
|Cash or Stocks: Deep Risk vs. Shallow Risk for Physicians|
Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 6:08 am CDT
Physicians, it is time to reevaluate holding cash for your retirement. Here’s why.
|O-Care enrollment still growing in several states|
Enrollment in ObamaCare's new health insurance exchanges is likely to grow past eight million, as some states are still letting people sign up for insurance beyond this year's official enrollment deadline.At least eight states and the District of... Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:56 pm CDT
|FDA helps people close eyes — with weights|
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is putting another weapon in the Sandman's arsenal.The FDA announced Friday it is relaxing the regulations on certain eyelid weights that are used to help people who have trouble blinking and shutting their... Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 1:58 pm CDT
|Lawmakers urge FDA to modify brewery grain rules|
Lawmakers are pushing the Food and Drug Administration to modify proposed rules requiring breweries to inspect spent grain given to cattle.In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, 13 House members said the proposed regulation would impose... Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 1:15 pm CDT