Monthly Archives: June 2014

Budgets forcing CIOs to stick to projects that help the bottom line

June 30th, 2014|

A new report by Becker's Hospital CIO found that budget concerns are causing hospital CIOs to skip IT projects that aren't critical and only focus on those that are deemed the most necessary.

HHS proposes auto-enrollment for 2015 coverage

June 30th, 2014|

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed that individuals who signed up for health insurance through state and federal exchanges be automatically re-enrolled in 2015.

How Stage 2 meaningful use can drive patients to get involved

June 27th, 2014|

During the electronic health records implementation phase eligible providers are required to prove meaningful use in order to receive reimbursements through the EHR Incentive Programs.

Tips for marketing a medical practice

June 27th, 2014|

When it comes to garnering attention and patients for a medical practice, the worst thing to do is nothing at all.

Spending in the health care sector will rise in 2015

June 27th, 2014|

Healthcare spending will rise by 6.8 percent in 2015, a report by PwC's Health Research Institute found.

New legislation would consider socioeconomic factors in readmissions

June 26th, 2014|

A group of senators introduced legislation that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to account for patient socioeconomic status when calculating risk-adjusted readmission penalties to hospitals.

CMS finalizes eCQMs for meaningful use eligible physicians in 2015

June 24th, 2014|

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced an update to 2014 electronic clinical measures (eCQMs) that will affect eligible professionals (EPs).

How to make your practice’s website more user-friendly

June 19th, 2014|

As technology continues to permeate every aspect of the health care industry, it's important for practices to make sure that they are up-to-date with physician billing software and medical coding and billing.

Are security issues causing HIPAA risks for your practice?

June 19th, 2014|

New data from Physicians Practice's 2014 Technology Survey, which is scheduled to be published online July 9, indicates that penalties pertaining to HIPAA violations are increasing across the U.S.

Practices and men’s health: How to engage male patients

June 18th, 2014|

According to Medical Economics, some men have hesitations when it comes to seeing a doctor, and several of these reasons can be connected to the fear of vulnerability and preconceived notions of masculinity.