Healthcare Reform

News and opinion articles related to healthcare reform laws and initiatives, including technological, political and institutional implications.

Keeping Claims from Becoming Denials in ICD-10

Keeping Claims from Becoming Denials in ICD-10 | Feature

One of the most important medical billing practices to adopt is to catch potential denials before those claims ever get submitted.

ED Use Among Young Adults | News Brief

The ability of young adults to remain as dependents on their parents’ private health plans until age 26 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act appears to have statistically significantly, yet modestly, decreased ED use among this population. Among those targeted by the law (young adults aged 19 to 26), quarterly ED visits decreased by 1.6 per 1,000 population following its implementation.…

Where Big Data Does Not Exist

Where Big Data Does Not Exist | Medical Blog

"I much rather deal with the regulatory hassles than see people go without medical care because it is not available to them. I much rather fight the unreasonable meaningful use mandates than to have no records at all. Big Data and all, the US system beats all."

Malpractice Reform’s Effect on ED Care

Malpractice Reform’s Effect on ED Care | Feature

Malpractice reform laws providing specific protections to emergency physicians do not appear to have any effect on their clinical practice, according to a study. The analysis found little support for the idea that such laws can yield savings by reducing defensive medicine.

The War on Doctors & Destruction of Healthcare

The War on Doctors & Destruction of Healthcare | Medical Blog

Walking the hospital corridors, many of the comments I overhear patients and others speaking about doctors often amazes me. On this day, I took notice to the conversation of two elderly women who were none too happy with doctors, whom they stated only cared about their computers these days and not about their patients.…

Is Medical Care Becoming Unaffordable?

Is Medical Care Becoming Unaffordable? | Medical Blog

It's estimated that 1.7 million people will file for bankruptcy this year because of medical expenses, and another 15 million will deplete their entire savings.

Actor Seth Rogen’s Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Actor Seth Rogen’s Senate Hearing on Alzheimer’s Research | Guest Blog

Actor/Director Seth Rogen appeared on Capitol Hill recently to speak before the Senate Committee on Appropriations about the rising costs of Alzheimer’s disease on Americans, and to address the lack of funding for adequate treatment or a cure. Rogen has been married to screenwriter-actress Lauren Miller since 2011.…

EHR Meaningful Use by Specialty

EHR Meaningful Use by Specialty | Guest Blog

Making the Case for More Specialist Training

Making the Case for More Specialist Training | Feature

Market indicators suggest that the supply of many specialists in the United States is inadequate to meet future demand. Training a sufficient number of specialists can have implications on access to care and quality of life for patients.

Execs’ Views on Future Healthcare

Execs’ Views on Future Healthcare | Feature

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