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Physician Payment Data is Where the Action Is

Scott Mace

Look beyond the EHR incentive program. A national effort to turn CMS's recent release of Medicare physician payment data into useful, actionable data visualizations is the hottest HIT challenge right now. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS to Speak with ICD-10 Backers Tuesday

AHIMA and other ICD-10 stakeholders say they want to know when federal officials intend to set a new implementation date for the delayed code set. >>>

Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards

They generate $1.6 trillion in economic activity, but as a class, physicians are slow to upgrade and adopt technologies that would make them—and the nation's healthcare system—more efficient and less costly. >>>

HIX Success Could Generate Add-On Revenue for CT

To fix its "deeply flawed" website, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange is turning to Access Health CT. Now CT officials are mulling offering similar services to other state exchanges—for a fee. >>>

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. >>>

The Flourishing Medical Tourism Business in America

The Jackson International program at Miami's Jackson Health System draws patients to the U.S. with concierge services. Elective international patients want extra amenities in addition to high-quality care. >>>

Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics

The American Hospital Association wants CMS to adjust measures in pay-for-performance programs to reflect factors such as race and income, even though doing so "would be a complex undertaking" for everyone involved. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: ICD-10 delay—What's next for healthcare organizations?

InformationWeek, April 22, 2014

Florida Blue: ACA enrollments 'exceeded expectations' but premiums may rise in 2015

The Miami Herald, April 22, 2014

Clock ticking for state exchanges

The Register-Mail / Associated Press, April 21, 2014

Hospitals get into doctor rating business

Kaiser Health News, April 21, 2014

'Heartbleed' exploit forces Healthcare.gov to reset user passwords

PC Mag, April 21, 2014

Hospitals trying their hand at insurance provider business

Fox Business, April 21, 2014

Opinion: ICD-10 delay—Politics trump health data quality

InformationWeek, April 17, 2014

Health insurance gains since last fall hit 12 million, survey shows

Los Angeles Times, April 17, 2014

Is Obamacare a success? We might not know for a while

NPR, April 17, 2014

Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2014



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Doctors are facing critical decisions that will affect their future role in healthcare delivery, especially when it comes to developing care and payment models. >>>

 

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