Jeff Lagasse

Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.

Prime Surgeons on-demand surgical care
By Jeff Lagasse 10:58 am June 17, 2016
Prime Surgeons called its surgical staff "elite," with patients ranging from athletes to celebrities and professionals, touts transparent pricing.
American Medical Association takes on gun control

The American Medical Association says it will take on gun control as a public health concern.

By Jeff Lagasse 03:45 pm June 14, 2016
Vows to lobby Congress for comprehensive action on the issue, calls for lift of 20-year ban on CDC research on gun violence.
Medical University South Carolina predictive analytics workforce
By Jeff Lagasse 07:22 am June 10, 2016
MUSC said the Avantas services can help it determine patient capacity and labor needs 120 days into the future. 

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. 

By Jeff Lagasse 02:20 pm May 26, 2016
The plaintiff, known only as M.P.B., alleges that Theranos Edison machine produced results that were not accurate. 
By Jeff Lagasse 07:03 am May 26, 2016
The previously recommended amount was merely a guideline for providers that prefer not to calculate actual costs, the Office for Civil Rights clarified. 
By Jeff Lagasse 08:49 am May 10, 2016
New findings from hospital watchdog the Leapfrog Group shows many hospitals across the country are failing to meet national performance targets for  quality of maternity care.
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders American Journal of Public Health

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is running on a universal Medicare platform. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flikr. 

By Jeff Lagasse 03:46 pm May 09, 2016
The proposal would keep hospitals and clinics private, allow physicians to bill under a fee-for-service model, and be funded by rolling combining current sources of government health spending into a single fund with modest new taxes. 
By Jeff Lagasse 03:47 pm May 02, 2016
Only 30 percent of respondents to a recent poll want the Affordable Care Act repealed, as Republican contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are promising. Another 30 percent support expanding the law, which Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have said they will do. 
By Jeff Lagasse 11:06 am May 02, 2016
The health system credits clinical and financial improvements to a CDI initiative that resulted in more accurate coding and greater physician engagement. 
HIPAA violation

The Office of Civil Rights, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, launched its investigation of Raleigh Orthopaedic following receipt of a breach report on April 30, 2013.

By Jeff Lagasse 04:47 pm April 20, 2016
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina will pay $750,000 to settle charges that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule.

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