Jeff Lagasse

Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.

Connecticut health literacy app

FH Cost Lookup CT, avaibable in English and Spanish, can direct users to resources for healthcare, transportation assistance and other services. 

By Jeff Lagasse 09:44 am September 07, 2016
Fair Health Cost Lookup CT enables users to estimate costs for medical and dental procedures based on geographical region and it provides resources that explain the fundamentals of health coverage. 
Emory Stratus EHRs
By Jeff Lagasse 01:43 pm August 31, 2016
The providers revealed plans to create a clinically integrated network and shared services, as well as streamlining access to care services for patients of both organizations. 
EpiPen Mylan half price
By Jeff Lagasse 02:36 pm August 30, 2016
The new option is "an extraordinary commercial response" following rising backlash from the public and lawmakers, according to Mylan CEO Heather Bresch.

Text reminders have become a key way to help ensure medication adherence.

By Jeff Lagasse 02:11 pm August 22, 2016
CVS Health Research Institute shows potential for $38 million to $63 million saved per 100,000 health plan members.
Telehealth Texas Arkansas
By Jeff Lagasse 02:47 pm August 18, 2016
Officials in Arkansas are in talks to change the rule prohibiting direct-to-consumer telehealth consults. In Texas, meanwhile, the e-Health Alliance is driving legislation to mandate that licensing boards coordinate appropriate rules. 
By Jeff Lagasse 10:55 am August 18, 2016
While opponents argue that accountable care organizations have yet to produce tangible cost-savings, those in favor of the model point to better care quality among the reasons. 
Continuous monitoring
By Jeff Lagasse 12:54 pm August 04, 2016
Harvard researchers predict that contact-free continuous monitoring platforms have the potential to save the healthcare industry as much as $15 billion.  
CMS hospital payments
By Jeff Lagasse 08:04 am August 04, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is also decreasing uncompensated care payments by $400 million during the next fiscal year. 
Dark Overlords Athens Orthopedic
By Jeff Lagasse 10:38 am August 03, 2016
The clinic traced the breach of nearly 400,000 thousand records to an external cyberattack against its EHR in which the hackers gained access to personal information by using third-party credentials. 

"We see CPC+ as the future of primary care in the U.S. and are pleased to partner with payers across the country that are aligned in this mission to transform our health care system," said CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD.

By Jeff Lagasse 10:15 am August 02, 2016
CMS innovation model aimed at as many as 5,000 primary care practices of all sizes, including small, independent and rural facilities.

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