September 27, 2019
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HealthEC| September 23, 2019     
Imagine the future when you go to your doctor to be treated for some sort of ailment. After collecting and entering key data into an app, she's presented with a clinical diagnosis and optimal course of treatment, including the correct medications. While she's there to talk "human-to-human" to the patient, it's a predictive model and algorithm that's done all the heavy lifting. That day is rapidly approaching, if not already here. Are we ready for it?. . . READ MORE    

Modern Healthcare | September 24, 2019 
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday told insurers that they need to support the Trump administration's policies on transparency, value-based payments, interoperability and data access, cautioning them that the health insurance industry is under threat from disgruntled patients, doctors and politicians. .. READ MORE   
RevCycle Intelligence | September 24, 2019 
The majority of physicians now participate in an accountable care organization (ACO), the American Medical Association (AMA) recently  reportedOverall, 53.8 percent of physicians polled in September 2018 for the AMA's Physician Practice Benchmark Survey reported participating in at least one ACO type that year. The percentage is up from 44.0 percent in 2016, the recently released research paper revealed. . . READ MORE   
The Healthcare Blog | September 24, 2019 
The notion that hospital readmission rates are a "quality" measure reached the status of conventional wisdom by the late 2000s. In their 2007 and 2008 reports to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommended that Congress authorize a program that would punish hospitals for "excess readmissions" of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) enrollees. In 2010, Congress accepted MedPAC's recommendation and...ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to start the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).. . READ MORE   
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