Healthcare Reform

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

EHR Meaningful Use by Specialty

EHR Meaningful Use by Specialty

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

Out-of-Network Emergency Services & the Affordable Care Act

Out-of-Network Emergency Services & the Affordable Care Act | Opinion Article

Reimbursement rates for out-of-network hospitals are likely to become a major issue when health insurance exchanges from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) go live. Many health insurers are shrinking their networks for health insurance exchange programs in an attempt to secure deeper discounts from participating hospitals.…

Health Policy Impacts End-of-Life Care – Video Highlight

Health Policy Impacts End-of-Life Care – Video Highlight | Medical Blog

End of Life Care in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations

Thought leaders participate in a timely and engaging panel discussion on end-of-life care amidst new health policy.

Source: Life Matters Media…

Ability to Afford Health Insurance Increasing

Ability to Afford Health Insurance Increasing | Medical Blog

Affordable Care Act: Glitches Beyond the Websites

Affordable Care Act: Glitches Beyond the Websites | Guest Blog

The addition of 30 million newly insured patients, many of whom will be subjected to unneeded testing, drugs, and referrals, may add significant costs to the already inflated healthcare budget, especially if they are unaware of the implications of a deductible.

Why We Pay More for Healthcare Than Any Other Country

Why We Pay More for Healthcare Than Any Other Country | Medical Blog

By John Green

The following sources are cited: The Incidental Economist, Issues in International Health Policy, and The New York Times.…

Healthcare Coverage

Healthcare Coverage | Medical Blog

“With your occupation, obtaining healthcare coverage will be tough.”

 

Caring for Chronic Conditions in Primary Care

Caring for Chronic Conditions in Primary Care | Feature

With the Patient Protec­tion and Affordable Care Act now underway, more attention is being focused on patient-centered and coordinated care. As a result, primary care physicians (PCPs) are seeking new ways to organize care around patients. This includes providing in-office services that meet all of patients’ healthcare needs and/or taking responsibility for appropriate referrals.…

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