Healthcare Reform

A Twisted Path Full of Sounds and Fury – Signifying – Nothing. | Guest Blog

It's a terrible time to be poor. It is rarely the physician who won't see the patient but most often the services within hospitals that are inaccessible.

New Additions to the “Never Events” List | Guest Blog

Two more complications have been proposed as additions to the CMS “never events” initiative. Do you agree that all these events are 100% preventable?

Use of Preventive Services Lacking Among Americans | News Brief

CDC researchers have found that nearly half of American adults missed out on 15 key preven­tive services prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Read More

Is High Health Spending Justified? | News Brief

An international analysis has found that the higher cost of cancer care delivery in the United States appears to be worthwhile. The greater survival gains experienced by … Read More

Managing HIV: A Call to Action for Primary Care Physicians | Feature

A survey of HIV primary care providers has revealed a shifting landscape in their ability to treat the growing number of patients living with HIV.

Our Broken Healthcare System – Feeding the Fat Cats | Guest Blog

All of this money is thrown at care, and what does it get us? Does it get us better care? Does it get us longer lives? Does it get us happier patients, or satisfied doctors?

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Meaningful Use | Guest Blog

At one time we were using our computers in a meaningful way for the benefit of our patients, but now we are being pressured to abandon the patients in order to qualify for “meaningful use.”

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Supreme Court: Health Insurance Mandate Constitutional | Medical Blog

The Supreme Court ruled today that the individual mandate requiring all Americans to obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is constitutional — what many described … Read More

68% of Physicians Unsatisfied with Affordable Care Act | Feature

The mean average grade the Affordable Care Act received by nearly 2,700 physicians in a recent survey was a "D."

Health Reform Reverses Drop in Medical Access, Study Says | Medical Blog

Most Americans have experienced a decade-long decline in access to medical care that may continue to spiral downward if President Obama’s healthcare law is repealed by Congress … Read More

The Income Divide in Healthcare | News Brief

A survey of American adults indicates that 57% of those living in families that earn less than 133% of the federal poverty level were uninsured at some … Read More

Young Docs Pessimistic About the Future | Medical Blog

A new survey by The Physicians Foundation found that 57% of physicians age 40 and younger are pessimistic about the future of the U.S. healthcare system. The … Read More

Report Predicts Top 4 EHR Vendors | Medical Blog

A new report released by IDC Health Insights names four EHR vendors as likely market leaders in the future. The market is expected to move from less … Read More

Medicare Will Cover Heart Disease Counseling | Medical Blog

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will now cover the cost of one office visit per year for Medicare patients in an effort … Read More

MedPAC Supports SGR Pay Formula Repeal | Medical Blog

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has officially endorsed the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which determines physician payments from Medicare, in hopes of … Read More

Rejection of Medicare & Private Coverage "Overstated" | Medical Blog

Several recent news articles from the media have discussed a drop in the number of physicians who accept patients with Medicare. However, recent trends in acceptance of … Read More

New Affordable Healthcare Act Rule Targets Red Tape | Medical Blog

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released for comment the first in a series of proposed new operating rules aimed at standardizing and improving … Read More

Massachusetts Healthcare Reform Law Gains Support | Medical Blog

The Massachusetts health reform law—the principal piece of which is the requirement for all state residents to have health insurance—has acted as a guinea pig for the … Read More

Physicians’ Salaries a Drop in the Healthcare Bucket | Medical Blog

Based on a compilation of data from the AMA, CMS, and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Jackson Healthcare—a healthcare staffing and technology company—has found that physician compensation … Read More

Choosing the Right EHR System | Opinion Article

There are many challenges that keep physicians awake at night, and one of the most current is tackling the emerging world of electronic health records (EHRs). Financial incentives coupled with the rapid acceptance of communication technology have made this conversion essential.

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