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Specialists continue to draw bigger paychecks than primary care physicians, with orthopedic salaries at the top of the list, according to a new survey. Orthopedic doctors had the highest salary among 25 types of physicians, according to a MedPage Tod..
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday released the four-volume voluntary guidance for healthcare organizations titled “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients.” WHY IT MATTERS ..
Unified electronic health records could go a long way toward unlocking the potential of precision medicine if a California advisory committee’s recommendations play out. After a year-long study commissioned by former Gov. Jerry Brown’s of..
Factors such as income security, literacy and social isolation are some of the many social determinants of health – key personal factors that can greatly inform a patient’s overall health outcomes and quality of life. Understanding and workin..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized substantial changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), an overhaul that will truncate the time that Accountable Care Organizations can remain in one-sided risk models. CMS s..
As blockchain continues to spark interest and innovative pilot projects across all corners of healthcare, one area that’s still taking shape is the policy framework that could emerge around to shape how the technology is developed and deployed ..
A federal task force is calling for a far more individualized approach to pain management in the wake of the opioid epidemic. In a draft report, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force said effective pain management needs to take i..
Email phishing attacks, ransomware attacks and attacks against connected medical devices are among the greatest cyberthreats that health systems need to protect against, according to new cybersecurity guidance for health systems from the Department o..
Health Level Seven announced on Wednesday that a new version of its interoperability specification is now available. WHY IT MATTERS Many in the healthcare industry have been eagerly awaiting the fourth iteration of FHIR 4 because future changes will ..
Last year was the year of the consumer, and there’s no sign of a change any time soon. The smartphone has paved the way for direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing, driving refinements in marketing tools and redefining consumer expectations. Consumers i..
- 1. ACOs may affect physician employment patterns, JAMA study finds
- 2. OIG: CMS paid out $434M in improper premium assistance payments
- 3. Opioid prescriptions aren’t decreasing, study finds
- 4. ACOs using medical home physicians save money, yield higher quality, report finds
- 5. Uninsured rate stays stable in 2018
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