Government & Policy

By Carl Natale 08:49 am June 17, 2015
Medical coders can tailor ICD-10 queries to be as efficient as possible to cut down on added work after the conversion.
By Greg Hyman 07:57 am June 08, 2015
Advice for staying ahead of the curve amid the push to value-based models of care.
By Jeff Rowe 10:30 am June 04, 2015
Researchers are beginning to find that certain tools can help combat veterans battling mental health issues.
By John Halamka 08:52 am June 03, 2015
John Halamka, MD, discusses the issue causing providers anxiety and why Congress wants to intervene.
By Carl Natale 10:17 am June 01, 2015
Advice for healthcare entities concerned that the code set conversion will drastically reduce cash flow.
By Edmund Billings, MD 11:39 am May 27, 2015
Continuity of care or accountability of care is unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers.
By John Halamka 08:59 am May 27, 2015
Every technology has an adoption journey. The classic Gartner hype curve travels from a Technology Trigger to the Peak of Inflated Expectations followed by the Trough of Disillusionment.
By Tom Gianulli, MD 08:09 am May 27, 2015
Healthcare organizations that don’t want to give up fee-for-service medicine are considering hybrid offerings for both traditional payment models and personalized services for patients.
By Keith W. Boone 03:21 pm May 26, 2015
The 21st Century Cures Act recently cleared a hurdle to go onto the next step. Quite frankly, having read various versions of the bill, and having seen its evolution, I have to wonder who should really be doing this job.
By John Halamka 03:10 pm May 21, 2015
Few want to publicly criticize the 21st Century Cures Act. But John Halamka, MD is happy to serve as the lightning rod for this discussion, pointing out those assumptions that are unlikely to be helpful -- and those most likely to be hurtful.

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