Medicaid

By Torben Nielsen 02:04 pm December 04, 2015
In November, CMS updated guidance that previously called for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, the data is now only required to be updated quarterly.
By David Lareau 11:48 am December 02, 2015
There is mounting evidence that clinical decision support tools can significantly improve patient outcomes. Not only is this good news for the patient, it is also good news for our entire healthcare delivery system.
By John Halamka 09:09 am November 18, 2015
As expected, John Halamka, MD, received a large number of comments on his post about his suggestions for the path to meaningful use. In this follow-up, he continues the dialog.
By Travis Bond 08:24 am November 16, 2015
By leveraging a few key strategies, you can greatly simplify the reporting process and begin realizing the financial benefits of the code more quickly than you might expect.
By Irv Lichtenwald 10:46 am October 28, 2015
Context and perspective matter. And it's often both context and perspective that are lacking from the daily snapshots we get of health information technology, meaningful use, interoperability and the progress we are either making or not making, depending on your perspective.
By Gary Palgon 10:02 am October 23, 2015
From the quantified self movement to the increasing collaboration between pharma and the healthcare industry, IT is evolving in many directions at once.
By Scott Rea 02:27 pm October 07, 2015
Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation aims to eliminate the use of fax for prior-authorizations and audits. Four years later, more than 7,000 Medicare providers use esMD, possibly leading to lagging patient care or redundant, unneeded procedures being performed.
By Chris Emper 09:36 am September 14, 2015
We all know that our healthcare industry is shifting away from paying for volume and towards paying for value. But what exactly does this mean?
By John Turnburke 08:45 am September 02, 2015
(SPONSORED) Variations of telehealth services have been utilized for decades now. However, in recent years, such services have taken on new life and meaning for both providers and patients. Yet, even with increased technological abilities, telehealth is still not a part of the typical patient experience.
By Todd Rothenhaus, MD 08:17 am September 01, 2015
According to a recent study, somewhere between 37-57 percent of patients are interested in using web-based tools to fill prescriptions, track their own health and access health information, but few actually do it.

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