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Diane Evans fact-checks Medicare's claims about its newly announced physician-reimbursement plan (MACRA) that will affect the healthcare coverage of more than 55 million Americans.
Medicare is pushing doctors to enter data and make medical decisions based on statistical analysis. Yet, at the same time, health IT experts—including some in the federal government—are warning of hazards caused by shortcomings in EHR technology.
Social media abuses in nursing homes have escalated to the point that the federal government has announced a crackdown.
MACRA 2015 set parameters for new physician incentives that can be based, in part, on models from private insurers
Long-awaited federal audits are finally here under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
A culture of vigilance when it comes to protecting patient privacy can HIPAA violations related to social media.
Under newly defined provisions, you can claim a hardship exception for issues related to insufficient time to meet Meaningful Use reporting requirements for 2015, relating to the use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
If you are a healthcare provider, far from the elaborate schemes of hackers, your greatest threat is more likely to be in carelessness or neglect.
Diane Evans says what we really need is meaningful use of all types of online communication involving patient health records.health records.
Although care driven by healthcare analytics can be beneficial, our IT infrastructure, EHRs in particular, are not fully ready to support this transition
Is the goal of building an information highway for health records, plus creating standardized, data-driven patient care, unrealistic to achieve simultaneously.
Uncle Sam invites comments on regulations governing EHRs through December 15, 2015 - tell 'em go easy on older doctors.