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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|As we respond to Zika, don't forgot about unintended consequences|
As the Zika virus continues to spread — now to more than 20 countries throughout the Americas — so too does the pressure to act. What compels our action is clear: The Zika virus is associated with, and seems the cause of, a surging number of cases... Posted Friday, February 12, 2016 5:30 am CST
|McConnell sets up confirmation vote on FDA chief|
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is setting up the Senate to vote on President Obama's nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, despite pushback from lawmakers in both parties. McConnell filed cloture on Robert Califf's... Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:43 pm CST
|Overnight Healthcare: GOP leaders say Zika funding likely|
GOP leaders in Congress are increasingly sounding like they will support at least some of the White House's funding request to fight the Zika virus.Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that the House will take bipartisan action on Zika funding,... Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:57 pm CST