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Working within a small independent practice, clinicians are not just doctors – they are also business leaders. Being a good business leader means successfully steering your team, which is critical for the overall success of your business. Chec..
As part of his $4 trillion budget for next year, President Donald Trump is proposing a $636 billion cut in federal funding for CMS programs over the next decade. Those cuts would make room for more spending on defense and border security. The budge..
There’s a risk of medical errors and malpractice when a patient is handed off from one physician to another. If communication is not good, a physician may fail to convey vital information or care can fall through the cracks. Take the case of a woma..
Conventional wisdom is that there’s a looming physician shortage in the U.S. But is it true? Experts have arguments for both sides of the issue. A trio of experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania say there ..
Flowing outside data into existing electronic health records can be a difficult undertaking, AHIMA says, but there are ways to make it work best. Remote patient monitoring is on the rise, but the challenges to flowing outside data into existing elect..
Genevieve Morris has been appointed the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s principal deputy national coordinator for health information technology. Morris comes to the ONC from health IT company Audacious Inq..
If your practices is in need of better billing, you may be considering outsourcing your billing services or building a new medical billing department. But which solution is right for you? Consider the following questions to determine which option is..
WannaCry ransomware is an unprecedented malware attack that began sweeping the globe late last week. Security researchers estimated that nearly 57,000 computers in more than 150 countries were infected by the end of the day on Friday. While the sprea..
As physician practices work to implement Medicare’s new value-based payment system, Black Book Research identified some of the top MACRA challenges they face. The Black Book survey is based on responses from 8,845 physician practices collected fro..
After a judge ruled that Cigna can walk away from its long-troubled tie-up with Anthem, the larger insurer officially called off the deal. But Anthem also made clear it has no intention of paying a $1.85 billion breakup fee. On Thursday, the Delawar..
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