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Medicare Fraud is Ripe for a Tech Solution, But It's Complicated

Scott Mace

If CMS could be sued for HIPAA violations, it would be. But behind tales of government inefficiency and inertia is a tremendous debate. Summed up, the very technology that could solve our identity and fraud problems could open up tremendous privacy concerns. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Injuries Linked to Da Vinci Surgeries Underreported, Researchers Say

Only 245 cases of patient harm in surgeries using the Da Vinci robot system have been reported to the FDA since 2000. The figure seems "very, very low" to researchers, who have identified eight cases of patient harm or death that were not in the FDA's database. >>>

4 Top Concerns of Healthcare CFOs

At HealthLeaders Media's recent CFO Exchange, top finance executives from hospitals and health systems opened up about EHRs, health insurance exchanges, and other strategic challenges. >>>

1 in 5 ICU Patients Get 'Futile' Care

A report from researchers at UCLA is intended to be a wake-up call about the use of medical technologies and tools that if not appropriately applied, "end up extending the dying process, not benefiting the patient in the ICU bed." >>>

How the Medical Home May Save Primary Care

Years ago, with his office in chaos, Peter Anderson, MD, looked for a better way to practice primary care. He found it by developing "family team care," a model that looks a lot like what we call today the patient centered medical home. >>>

Funding Cuts Spur Healthcare Job Shifts

The pace of hospital job growth has slowed to a crawl this year. The root cause is "not just healthcare reform," says one analyst, citing about $100 billion of other cuts since 2010. >>>

Patient Experience: Old School Approach May Be Best

The simplest, most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

RAC Oversight Lacking, OIG Charges

An OIG review of recovery audit contractor files covering a two-year span identified improper payments in about 50% of them, totaling $1.3 billion. Unless CMS takes action to develop additional performance evaluation metrics, high amounts of improper payment will continue, OIG says. >>>



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Webcast: The New Patient Experience Model—Strategies to Leverage the Patient Perspective

Date: November 5, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Marketing leaders from Covenant Health and Studer Group will help healthcare executives understand the importance of creating a patient-centered culture, share actionable examples of experience improvement techniques, and demonstrate how marketing can promote and sustain the hospital's patient experience strategy. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

CA plans full online launch of Obamacare on October 1

Reuters, September 10, 2013

Blood pressure cuff may misdiagnose thousands

Star Tribune, September 10, 2013

How UPMC plays to win in healthcare IT

InformationWeek, September 9, 2013

Big data improves healthcare

Salon, September 9, 2013

Opinion: WI's Medicaid computers primed and ready for healthcare reform

Wisconsin State Journal, September 9, 2013

Opinion: The costly paradox of healthcare technology

MIT Technology Review, September 9, 2013

Technical snafus confuse charges for Obamacare plans

Reuters, September 6, 2013

3 ways to foster healthcare innovation

InformationWeek, September 6, 2013

Mostashari leaves policy designers final thoughts

Government Health IT, September 5, 2013

Why hospitals still build their own health IT

InformationWeek, September 5, 2013



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