Medical Malpractice News

15Apr, 2015

Doctors Declare Victory in Fight Over Medicare Reimbursements

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Many in the healthcare community are celebrating today. Yesterday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R.2), thus staving off a 21% decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates set to take effect today, April 15th. But this bill is different than what we’ve seen in the past, this bill eliminates the formula that causes these crisis moments that in the past have been addressed with short-term extensions. The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) was introduced in 1997, and has been a source of frustration […]
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18Aug, 2014

Why Telemedicine? What is the Future of the Virtual Appointment?

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With the recent push to achieve “meaningful use” of EHR, the advent of Accountable Care Organizations, increasing numbers of patients, and other effects of the Accountable Care Act telemedicine is becoming more common and more necessary than ever.  But what is telemedicine exactly?  The American Telemedicine Association defines it as follows: “The use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and […]
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28Aug, 2013

What to Expect from the Affordable Care Act

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Like it or not, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) appears to be here to stay, and it’s going to mean changes for just about everyone. Across the entire medical industry – from patients to doctors, from hospitals to groups, and from insurers to brokers – change is coming. What are some of the biggest shifts that are being discussed? More People Are Getting Insured
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