Jeff Lagasse

Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.

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.
By Jeff Lagasse 02:39 pm July 27, 2016
Funding for emerging companies is on the rise across all sectors so far in 2016. 
Mergers value-based Kaufman Hall
By Jeff Lagasse 02:19 pm July 25, 2016
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said. 
FBI HHS $1 billion Medicare fraud
By Jeff Lagasse 04:01 pm July 22, 2016
Philip Esformes, Odette Barcha, and Arnaldo Carmouze were charged with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in a wide-ranging billing scam. 

CMS said it would soon release facility-specific ratings on its Hospital Compare website.

By Jeff Lagasse 10:31 am July 22, 2016
Specific hospital ratings will be posted on the CMS Hospital Compare website soon.
Pokemon Go
By Jeff Lagasse 03:59 pm July 15, 2016
With Pokéstops emerging at healthcare facilities, providers concerned about safety for patients and caregivers are asking people not to wander around their campuses using the mobile app. 
telehealth remote monitoring AHRQ
By Jeff Lagasse 02:20 pm July 05, 2016
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality pinpointed instances where telemedicine consults are most effective, though to date information is lacking about cost and utilization. 
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
By Jeff Lagasse 08:49 am July 05, 2016
Citing clinical laboratory failures, U.S. Representatives request information on how Theranos is attempting to correct those flawed test results. 

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