Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines. ...Read More
Medicine and nutrition: delicious together
From an early age, Timothy Harlan knew that cooking was his calling. At age 11, the Atlanta native started washing dishes in a restaurant.
|New ACO Targets Cost Curve, Quality|
Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Physician Partners and UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana have launched a new accountable care organization the partners hope will eventually achieve healthcare’s Holy Grail: bending the cost curve.
|Feds Propose Emergency Prep Rules But at What Cost?|
The federal government’s proposed emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and 16 other healthcare providers and suppliers closely follow those of the Joint Commission, but questions remain about the costs to comply with the guidelines.
|Teaming Up to Turn the Tide on Pancreatic Cancer|
Deadly and defiant, pancreatic cancer was one of the major oncologic threats Congress hoped to address with passage of the “Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act,” which was signed into law at the beginning of 2013.
|PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Laura Lazarus|
When it comes to an adventure, Dr. Laura Lazarus reaches new heights. After her sister treated her to a trapeze lesson, she took up the flying version.
|Open Payments Site Launches to User Complaints|
Data released under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act shows $3.5 billion in drug and medical device company payments of $10 or more to doctors and teaching hospitals in the last five months of 2013. Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:56 am CDT
|Payer Calls for More Primary Care Docs, Team Care|
Despite a projected surge in primary care visits as a result of coverage expansion, only one in six recent medical school graduates say they will pursue primary care as their field of residency, survey data from UnitedHealth shows. Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:49 am CDT
|Dallas hospital diagnoses first patient with Ebola|
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday the first case of Ebola in a critically ill patient diagnosed in a U.S. hospital. The patient — who has been isolated since his symptoms were recognized — is an unnamed man in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas. Hospital workers noted his case because of his symptoms and recent travel history. It is not known whether he has infected others, although CDC officials are tracing his contacts. The man left Liberia Sept. 19 and arrived in the USA the next day but had no symptoms when leaving Africa or arriving here, said Thomas Frieden, the CDC director. Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:41 am CDT
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|Make Full Use of Your Medical Practice Staff|
When staff members are overloaded, look for simple ways to maximize their productivity. You don't always need to add staff. Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:00 pm CDT
|ABCs of Coding Vaccine Administration|
Reporting vaccine administration can be tricky. Practices should review most recent updates and be aware of differences between commercial and federal payers. Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:00 pm CDT
|5 Common Medical Practice Denials and Remedies: July 2014|
RemitDATA's Aaron Hood explores the most common unexpected denials at practices nationwide, with a special focus on psychiatry and neurology. Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 pm CDT
|US Ebola fears grow|
Fears are rising about the spread of Ebola in Texas after health officials revealed an infected patient had come into contact with nearly 20 people over the weekend. Health officials said they are working to track down every person... Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:51 pm CDT
|Parents fearing Ebola pull kids from school|
Some Dallas parents pulled their children out of school Wednesday after health officials said five area children had come into contact with an Ebola patient over the weekend. The five children were kept at home Wednesday, but... Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:21 pm CDT
|US Ebola patient flew United Airlines from DC|
The first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the U.S. flew on a pair of United Airlines' flights last month, the company confirmed on Wednesday. The company said the Ebola-stricken passenger traveled on its Flight 951 from... Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:11 pm CDT