Healthcare Reform

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

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

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

Health Insurance Affordability Infographic…

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