January 11, 2013
On Jan. 10, during its first meeting since the fiscal cliff and Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula were forestalled, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission warned that there will be fewer options to solve the Medicare payments problem the more that Congress simply defers the SGR. MORE


January 11, 2013
The year prior left some pretty massive footprints for 2013 to fill and, despite ample progression, this year is shaping up to be an equally contentious, if not more eventful, regarding financial matters. MORE


January 11, 2013
Physician shortages could be alleviated by using electronic communication and teams to manage patient panels, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. MORE

Patient care

January 11, 2013
The American Cancer Society has sanctioned new guidelines regarding the efficacy and efficiency of low-dose computed tomography screening for patients at high risk for lung cancer. MORE


January 11, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to bulk up its online resources for eligible providers and hospitals looking to qualify for EHR meaningful use incentive payments. Here are the 8 new questions recently added to CMS' FAQ resource, with corresponding links to the answers. MORE

ZirMed Fact of the Month

Percent of Revenues From Patient Responsibility By Speciality

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AMA keeps up its vigorous opposition to ICD-10 implementation
Jan 11, 2013 | Carl Natale
This is more about the various noncompliance penalties for federally mandated healthcare reform and a lack of incentives for ICD-... MORE
The little business model that could: Smaller practices outlast, relate
Jan 10, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns
Acquisitions are indeed trending. Specialists and primary care facilities are yoking together rather than contemplating... MORE
2013: The year of the mHealth user
Jan 09, 2013 | Jonathon Dreyer
I predict more widespread availability and adoption of mobile health technology during the coming year. MORE

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