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How IT impacts medical consolidation July 30, 2013 | Jeff Rowe - Contributing Writer
How IT impacts medical consolidation
While most health IT professionals are probably more focused on implementing or maintaining systems than they are tracking larger healthcare trends, they should be aware of five areas where IT concerns factor into the drive toward, and the success of, consolidation.
HHS scrutinizes observational care policy July 30, 2013 | Kaiser Health News - www.kaiserhealthnews.org
HHS scrutinizes Medicare observational care policy
Medicare patients' chances of being admitted to the hospital or kept for observation depend on which hospital they go to -- even when their symptoms are the same, noted Health & Human Services' Office of the Inspector General in a report released July 30.
Practice Advisor tool offers MOC points July 29, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Practice Advisor tool offers modules for MOC points
The American College of Physicians' Medical Home Builder tool has been renamed ACP Practice Advisor to reflect a broader scope of use, the organization announced on July 26. It includes two modules that internists can use to achieve Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance points towards Maintenance of Certification.
EHR program at 'inflection point' July 26, 2013 | Tom Sullivan - Government Health IT
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The requirements for Stage 2 meaningful use are more stringent, said John Glaser, CEO of Siemens Health Services, during a July 24 Senate Finance Committee hearing on health IT. He recommended a delay to October 2015.
Quality measures should be locally relevant, IOM says July 26, 2013 | Anthony Brino - Contributing Writer
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Tasked with reviewing national public health quality efforts and the Healthy People 2020 strategy, the Institute of Medicine came to a conclusion shared by others: Partners in the health system use a complex array of measures of quality in a manner that seems uncoordinated.
Physician payment bill attracts support July 25, 2013 | Mary Mosquera - Contributing Editor
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The legislation proposes to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula and transition to a stable system. A voice vote moves the bill to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is expected to consider it before lawmakers' month-long August recess.
5 nominated for medical manager award July 25, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Medical Manager of the Year
The Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers has announced the finalists for the 2013 award, which will be presented Oct. 23 at the organization's annual conference in Clearwater, Fla.
Lab and clinical terminology groups align July 24, 2013 | Diana Manos
The Regenstrief Institute and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation announced July 24 they have signed a long-term agreement to begin cooperative work linking their global healthcare terminologies. The cooperative work will connect the clinical semantics of SNOMED CT to LOINC codes, which provide extensive coverage of laboratory tests and some types of clinical measurements.

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A 'do it yourself' approach to EMR implementation July 23, 2013 | Joel S. Koenig, MD - Founder, Town & Country Pediatrics
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My decision to transition Town & Country Pediatrics to a digital practice was influenced by the desire to increase patient safety, chart more efficiently, automate prescribing and billing processes, and enhance profitability. I followed a 10-step process to precisely define the features and functionality I needed in my EMR system.
How big data will enable precise treatments July 22, 2013 | Jeff Rowe - Contributing Writer
big data will enable precise treatments
As Ted Driscoll, digital health director at venture capital firm Claremont Creek Ventures, sees it, the explosion of health data is a definite boon for personalized medicine. Here are 5 ways big data is facilitating the rise of personalized medicine.
Applying ICD-10 to Crohn's disease July 17, 2013 | Tom Ormondroyd - Vice President and General Manager, Precyse Learning Solutions, Bruce Scott, MD - Precyse ICD-10 Consultant, Christian Oliver - Associate Vice President, Catalog and Courseware, Healthstream
Applying ICD-10 to Crohn's disease
The following clinical scenario presents a case study in which ICD-9 code descriptions would be too generic. Learn why ICD-10 has better descriptions for this case.
How ICD-10 will benefit physicians July 17, 2013 | Tom Ormondroyd - Vice President and General Manager, Precyse Learning Solutions, Bruce Scott, MD - Precyse ICD-10 Consultant, Christian Oliver - Associate Vice President, Catalog and Courseware, Healthstream
How ICD-10 will benefit physicians
Physicians have reason to question the timing and value of ICD-10 as they have many competing priorities due to a multitude of concurrent regulatory, technology and industry changes. Nonetheless, ICD-10 implementation presents physicians with five benefits that have the potential to be major game-changers.
Mining data to gauge practice performance July 16, 2013 | Neal Peterson - Director of Client Development, Medical Management Professionals, Inc.
Mining data to gauge practice performance
Best practices have suggested that it is most effective to benchmark against other groups, but it is more important for a practice to benchmark against itself. Benchmarking current practice status against where it was last year will lend great insight into how the practice is faring from a business and operational standpoint.
FAQs address proxies and amendments July 15, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
EHR FAQs address proxies and amended attestations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added new and updated information to its FAQ system. A new question addresses what happens to incentive payments if a provider retires or opts out of Medicare/Medicaid. An updated question addresses whether a submitted attestation may be amended.
4 secrets to enriching your revenue cycle July 11, 2013 | Salvador Lopez - Content Writer, CareCloud
4 secrets to enriching your revenue cycle
Efficient billing and collections can be the difference between practice profitability and financial losses. Here are four options that can help you operate your revenue cycle at peak efficiency.
Adding an EHR system July 08, 2013 | David Doyle - CEO of CRT Medical Systems
Adding an EHR system
Are you ready to start shopping for your first electronic health record system? If you haven't yet purchased one and you're not determined to keep a paper-based record system in your office, then the time to move forward is now. Here are some tips to get you started.

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Crazy ideas July 22, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
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My care is no longer episodic, so why should my records be? I no longer need "visits" as units of commerce, and no longer need "problems" as the goods for which I am paid.
On the allure of organized medicine July 18, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
One tends to be more empowered when they recognize where in a particular machine their cog fits. For physicians, according to AMA President-elect Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, that sense of security and control can arise with considerable strength from organized medicine.
The future of social media and healthcare July 17, 2013 | Jessica Velasco - Contributing Writer
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Social media is perfectly positioned to help providers reach out to patients in a valuable, effective way.
Perspectives on accountable care organizations July 16, 2013 | Tom McGuinness, CPA, CVA - Founding Partner, Reimer, McGuinness & Associates, P.C., Marc H. Lion, CPA, CFP - Founding Member, Lion & Co., CPAs LLP
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Do you really believe that CMS will not reset the bar to coincide with any savings generated by those trying to play by the rules and do the right thing?
Real meaningful use July 15, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
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My ultimate goal is to not only give medical records to the patient, but to invite the patient to help me in the never-ending task of keeping them organized and updated.
Can mHealth curtail suffocating malpractice costs? July 12, 2013 | Zachary Landman, MD - Chief Medical Officer, Doctorbase
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The ultimate reason that EHRs tend to lead to more suits, according to MD-JDs, is that communication breaks down.
How to prepare queries for ICD-10 coding July 11, 2013 | Carl Natale - ICD10Watch
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There are four basic principles that medical coders need to embrace if they're going to coax -- not coerce -- specific information on patient encounters from physicians.
5 reasons why physicians should be using social media July 10, 2013 | David Lee Scher, MD
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Social media is neither stressful nor imperative. It creates virtual friendships, respect and collaboration.

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Education Management Solutions (EMS), a global leader in simulation-based educational training solutions for healthcare providers and educators, today announced the launch of ORION, the next generation Clinical Simulation Management platform. Leveraging the latest technologies to maximize user experience, Orion is the most intuitive, feature-rich, and powerful clinical simulation management platform on the market for training programs focused on optimizing clinical outcomes.
Providence Health Care (PHC) and Group Health Cooperative have signed an agreement to form a new jointly owned company that will create the region's most comprehensive physician organization. The new organization will work with other health insurance companies and health care purchasers to manage care for patients across the region with more coordinated, seamless and affordable care.
An Atlanta-based physician search firm has seen a new trend emerge concerning why doctors choose to relocate. Ericksson Physician Search teamed with the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) earlier this year to conduct their inaugural study of "Top Motivators for Physician Relocation."
GNAX Health, Acuo Technologies and Client Outlook, have announced the formation of a new strategic alliance to provide an integrated and simplified solution for medical image access, exchange and management.
Pri-Med, the leading provider of professional medical education to a community of more than 260,000 clinicians, launched its inaugural Integrated Approaches to Cardiometabolic Care (IACC) conference on June 15 in Anaheim, Calif. The event is a foundational component of Pri-Med’s vision to develop in-depth integrated medical education which provides state-of-the-art, clinically relevant practice strategies that can be easily implemented at the point-of-care. IACC emphasizes the need for collaboration and coordination between healthcare teams to improve the quality of patient care and subsequent health outcomes.
AmeriHealth NJ has announced that Michael Zollenberg has been promoted to vice president of provider network operations
On the heels of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), leading medical news site for healthcare professionals MedPage Today releases the findings from a survey of physicians, Today's Physician: Managing Change. The survey uncovers insights into physicians' points of view and demonstrates their ever-increasing interactions and usage habits with digital technology.  Plus, it offers advice on how marketers can better engage this increasingly over-scheduled and difficult to reach audience.
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation welcomed four new members to the national philanthropic organization's Board of Directors.

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