Friday, July 3, 2015

  • "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.

  • Not only is the practice of copying a block of prewritten text and pasting it into a patient record a questionable billing practice, it also creates the potential for adverse patient outcomes.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court's decision settles one argument, but the ruling does not affect all hospitals or patients in the same way-and it doesn't even address other big problems with healthcare access and cost.

  • The Agency for Healthcare Quality Research says its mission "is to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable." But that mission may soon be over.

  • Attendees at the HealthLeaders Media 2015 Population Health Exchange detailed two population health management programs that are tackling obesity and improving chronic disease management.

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by GREGORY A. FREEMAN | 07/02/2015

Regulators at the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice will scrutinize any potential mega mergers among health insurance companies for signs of market dominance and the attendant risk of higher costs.


by ALEXANDRA WILSON PECCI | 07/02/2015

The capabilities of health information technology tools aren't always aligned with physician priorities, research finds. And the care coordination activities that matter most to clinicians aren't ones that are best supported by health IT.


by STEVEN ANDREWS, FOR HEALTHLEADERS MEDIA | 07/01/2015

"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.


by CHERYL CLARK, MEDPAGE TODAY | 07/01/2015

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.


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