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Dive Brief: As providers step up efforts to reduce medical errors and misdiagnoses, more physicians are availing virtual consultation tools to get second opinions, a study in npj Digital Medicine shows. Researchers looked at physician u..
Pharmacy chain Walgreens plans to partner with diagnostics giant LabCorp to open at least 600 testing centers inside Walgreens retail locations over the next four years. The move is an expansion of an existing partnership between Walgre..
Nearly 1,300 providers—including Adventist Health, Dignity Health, Geisinger Health System and Sutter Health—have signed up to participate in the first wave of CMS’ new voluntary bundled payment program. The Centers for Medicare &..
The Trump administration wants Medicare to embrace telemedicine across the country for the first time by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute “check-in” phone call with their patients. But many physicians say the proposed reimbursem..
BOSTON—Kevin Pho, M.D., is an internal medicine physician. But he’s probably best known as “KevinMD,” the doctor who is the founder and editor of the website that bills itself as “social media’s leading physician voice.” H..
BOSTON—There’s a big problem with advanced alternative payment models (APMs). There aren’t enough of them. Opportunities for doctors and physician practices to participate in advanced APMs remain stifled, according to the Medical ..
BOSTON—For all the work involved in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the highest-scoring physicians ended up with a 2.02% payment adjustment, leaving them disheartened with the program. Doctors who scored the maximum 1..
It wouldn’t surprise most health providers to know they’ve likely interacted with a victim of human trafficking. Research has shown healthcare providers are often among the first or only points of contact for trafficked indi..
Dive Brief: Multiple parties submitted bids to acquire athenahealth before last Thursday’s deadline, Healthcare Dive has learned. Whether healthcare payments system provider nThrive was among them, as reported by the New York Post..
Dive Brief: No solution currently exists that could achieve perfect or near perfect match rates across EHR systems for all patients, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. However, actions can be taken to b..
- 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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