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MACRA MIPS – What it Means for Physicians?

p3care

MACRA MIPS (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 – Merit-based Incentive Payment System) is a program that caters to physician finances under Medicare. Not only that, but it determines the quality of care within hospitals, practices, and clinics should meet certain standards. The program is now in its fifth year (started back in 2017) and it would be right to say that it facilitates the whole physician reimbursement process.

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10 indicted in $1.4B rural hospital fraudulent billing scheme: DOJ

Fierce Healthcare

10 indicted in $1.4B rural hospital fraudulent billing scheme: DOJ. pminemyer. Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:14.

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Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

Health Populi

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12 years, the percent of Americans feeling they were thriving hit a peak in 2018, as the life evaluations line graph illustrates.

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The Doctorate degree: Do I need it?

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced a bold recommendation that the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) be established as the gateway for entry to practice degree for all advanced practice nurses. Several years later in 2007 the Board of Directors for the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists affirmed the AACN proposal by recommending that all nurse anesthesia programs be at the Doctorate level by 2025.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Our certified resume writers will create job search-winning resumes and LinkedIn profiles while they work with a career coach to learn unique strategies to stand out, attract the right employers, automate their job search, and land their dream job.

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Healthcare Reimagined: Creating a Better Remote Care Experience

CiscoHealth

The New World of Healthcare. “By enabling an innovative telehealth program, Cisco collaboration is helping us positively impact the health of our community and state.” NYC Health + Hospitals. At its core, healthcare is about people taking care of people. When the transmission of the disease is a concern, the meaning of caring for each other and staying close means keeping our distance.

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In Honor of National Home Care and Hospice Month

Health Recovery

The beginning of the holiday season is just days away and, as we think about gratitude, it is certainly different from years past. No doubt the pandemic has affected each of us and will be etched in our memories forever. There are so many sad and heartbreaking stories - too many. And the full cost is not yet known. But still so much to be grateful for.

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Hong Kong Exchange: Nurturing China’s Biotech Valley

Health Advances

… And a Conversation with HKEX’s SVP & Head of China Issuer Services Silvia Chen. By Daniel Huang, Analyst ; Andrew Briggs, Engagement Manager ; Gary Cheng, Vice President. Executive Summary. Today, Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) is the second-largest market for biotech IPOs only after New York’s NASDAQ, and it has successfully established itself as a first choice IPO destination for China-based biotechs.

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Field Visit - Isabel And Global Response Management Partnership

Isabel Healthcare Blog

What turned out to be my last business trip just before the COVID-19 pandemic took off, was actually one of the most profound in my 30+ years of business travel. We had just partnered with Global Response Management (GRM), a Non-governmental organization to provide access to the Isabel differential tool for their clinicians.

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COVID Vaccines Appear Safe and Effective, but Key Questions Remain

KHN

The recent rollout of two newly authorized COVID-19 vaccines is a bright ray of hope at the pandemic’s darkest hour. We now have a path that can lead us to happier times — even as we watch and suffer from the horrible onslaught of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths that mark the end of this regrettable year. Health care workers and nursing home residents have already begun to get shots in the first phase of the rollout.

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The Three Most Vital Aspects to Hospital Security

PDC Healthcare

The key to creating a comprehensive hospital security program is to avoid the desire to find a “one size fits all” solution. With so many aspects to cover, you’re unlikely to find a “does it all” system that meets your needs. Your hospital security system should include a focus on these three functions: Ensuring only […].

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5 Essentials for Healthcare CIOs: A Provider Data Management Checklist

Complete and accurate provider data is essential for health organizations to operate effectively. A better understanding of your provider network helps to understand patients and consumers, identify gaps in care, and make the best possible decisions for your businesses. A modern provider data management solution should power a complete and accurate view of each of your providers, make this data easily accessible across functional groups, and be flexible and agile enough to scale. with your needs

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P3Care Investigates: QPP MIPS 2021 Proposed Rules

p3care

CMS (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released the proposed rule for QPP MIPS 2021 via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In this article, we dissect changes that are expected to appear in MIPS 2021. However, keep in mind that the changes are just proposed until now and are not final yet. Each year, CMS proposes various guidelines to facilitate physicians with their payments.

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Medical imaging, AI, and the cloud: what’s next?

Cloud Blogs

Today marks the start of RSNA 2020, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. I participated in my first RSNA 35 years ago and I am super excitedas I am every yearto reconnect with my rad iology colleagues and fr iends and learn about the latest medical and scien tific advances in our field. Of course, RSNA will be very different this year.

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A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Patients embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates in the first months of the pandemic, and want to continue to use telehealth platforms after the pandemic ends. The new era of virtual care has begun and is here to stay, Accenture expects in its latest look at How COVID-19 will permanently alter patient behavior , a patient survey conducted in May 2020.

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Halloween Leadership Lessons

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. Follow @procrnatom on twitter. “Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” — Elvis Duran. Halloween is exciting and full of surprises; however, it is no surprise that the festive event also contains several lessons which will enhance team collaboration, staff engagement and the overall effectiveness of the designated leader.

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A Guide to Improved Sepsis Detection & Compliance: 6 Areas You Should Address

This guide highlights key areas that your sepsis detection platform should address to minimize the impact of this leading, entirely preventable cause of in-hospital deaths, as well as how to increase compliance by 20% in 30 days. Download to learn more!

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How Webex Uses Patient and Provider Insight to Improve Virtual Care Delivery

CiscoHealth

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow , where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. . In the past few months, we’ve seen huge shifts in how people are working. This naturally extends to the healthcare industry, where care delivery continues to be a priority, even amidst social distancing and shifts in the workplace.

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Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast…in Healthcare Too

Turner Healthcare Quality

How might a dramatic shift in the culture of health care in the United States make us better off?

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Primary care networks have made a good start but there is a long road ahead for many

Health Care Leader News

This month marks not only the 72 nd birthday of the NHS but also the one-year anniversary of primary care networks (PCNs), which were established last July to stabilise general practice, dissolve the historic divide between primary and community healthcare, and provide a broader range of services for patients closer to their own homes. This seems a fitting time to assess how well they are performing so far.

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Biopharma R&D in the Post-COVID World

Health Advances

By Steven Chang, Ph.D., Senior Analyst ; Y inzi Liu, Ph.D., Engagement Manager ; Doug Mullen, Ph.D., Director ; and Wyatt Gotbetter, Partner. While U.S. states and countries are in the process of reopening their economies and managing resurgence of cases, the long-term challenge of COVID-19 on our healthcare system is just beginning. Recent studies now indicate that patients recovering from COVID-19 can suffer from long-term complications that could last far beyond the acute phase of the infe

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The New Tech Experience: Innovation, Optimization, and Collaboration

Speaker: Paul Weald, Contact Center Innovator

Learn how to streamline productivity and efficiency across your organization with machine learning and artificial intelligence! No matter what industry you're in - healthcare, customer service, sales, and more - it’s easier than you think to reduce wait times, monitor sentiment, and provide enhanced self-service options for all of your users. This means that you can achieve a more consistent and engaging customer experience while reducing sources of friction.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 / COVID-19 Symptoms

Isabel Healthcare Blog

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infection caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [1]. An outbreak of a pneumonia of unknown cause was identified in Wuhun City, Hubei Province, China at the end of December 2019 [2]. China shared the genetic sequence of COVID-19 in January 2020 and the World Health Organization (WHO) also reported a limited number of cases of human-to-human transmission [3].

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To Free Doctors From Computers, Far-Flung Scribes Are Now Taking Notes For Them

KHN

Podiatrist Dr. Mark Lewis greets his first patient of the morning in his suburban Seattle exam room and points to a tiny video camera mounted on the right rim of his glasses. “This is my scribe, Jacqueline,” he says. “She can see us and hear us.” Jacqueline is watching the appointment on her computer screen after the sun has set, 8,000 miles away in Mysore, a southern Indian city known for its palaces and jasmine flowers.

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3 Reasons Why Hospital Visitor Management is Essential for Today’s Facilities

PDC Healthcare

The basis of every visitor management system is the desire to keep a site and its personnel safe from harm. While it’s true that there are common threads between site safety at all kinds of workplaces, there are unique aspects of healthcare facilities that make the need for hospital Visitor Management more pressing. It’s important […].

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Flexible Medicare MIPS Reporting Options Available Amidst Corona

p3care

In the last quarter of 2020, CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) announced the performance scores for clinicians of QPP MIPS 2019 on its official site. Clinicians who participated may review their MIPS 2019 scores via a secure portal allotted to them. That along with your participation in MIPS 2020 reporting is going to add up to your revenue.

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Strategies to Deal with Collaborative Healthcare Communication

Speaker: Dr. Ugo Uwaoma, MD, MBA

Due to the impact of COVID-19, integrating telehealth software into practices and organizations has become the new normal. In turn, this has increased the effectiveness of collaborative healthcare by strengthening communication amongst healthcare workers and helping combat the woes of burnout. Communication between patients and healthcare providers has also improved, allowing patients to reach their providers easily and decreasing turnaround time.

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A Baptism of Fire – Reflections of a Class of Corona Doctor by Chris Grieco

The Healthcare Leadership

A Baptism of Fire – Reflections of a Class of Corona Doctor. by Chris Grieco. I would like to share my account and some reflections of what it was like to start work during a pandemic, to have my studies cut short and elective cancelled. Date: Friday 13th (I know…) March 2020. I’m not a particularly superstitious person, but it is a widely held superstition that Friday 13th is an unlucky day – when bad things just seem to happen.

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Will Trade Data for (Cheaper) Health Care – USC’s View of the Future

Health Populi

Patients are now front-line payors in the U.S. health care system. As such, American health consumers are wrestling with sticker shock from surgical procedures, surprise medical bills weeks after leaving the hospital, and the cost of prescription drugs — whether six-figure oncology therapies or essential medicines like insulin and EpiPens. To manage personal health finances, patients-as-payors are increasingly willing to face trade-offs and change personal behaviors to lower health care costs, b

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TBT – Dr. Robbie Goldstein on COVID-19

Healthy Debate

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners! Today we are back with a throwback to our interview with Dr. Robbie Goldstein early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in April, we interviewed Dr. Robbie Goldstein to find out how Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston has prepared, and adapted, to a massive influx of patients with COVID-19. Dr. Goldstein is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Infectious Disease physician at MGH.

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Scaling Virtual Consultations

CiscoHealth

Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow , where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. . The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery – one that is not bound by location.

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Top 12 Telehealth KPIs Every Health Tech Leader Should Know

Speaker: Matt McBride, CEO and Co-Founder of Mend

Patient engagement happens before, during, and after interactions. Consumer research has found that in 2021, 64% of US households reported using Telehealth services. In addition 34% of patients would prefer Telehealth visits to in-office visits. Accessible patient engagement technology can help you improve your relationships with your patients while also improving your KPIs.

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Testing Your PFA Integration

The Beryl Institute

As we look to The New Existence , so much of the transformation is rooted in partnership with patients and families. To create new models, build better care teams and address systemic issues, we must begin holding ourselves to a standard of integration that will allow us to be successful. “Integration” in the context explored within this blog refers to the depth and breadth to which your organization has integrated and acted upon the patient and family voice.

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5 Cybersecurity Threats to Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Instamed

Digital processes and experiences persist in healthcare as the COVID-19 pandemic draws on. For patients, this means paying more bills online and using virtual care options when medical attention is.

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eBook: Biopharma in the COVID-19 World

Health Advances

Download the full eBook here. COVID-19 has proven to be a devastating and unprecedented global health crisis. The pandemic is especially complex for biopharma. The industry has been called upon to rapidly find therapeutics and vaccines that can treat, cure, or prevent the disease. Regulators are facilitating frenzied development efforts with new emergency approval programs.

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Holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic

Michele Late

Photo by By monkeybusinessimages, courtesy iStockphoto The holiday season is almost here! For many of us, this is our favorite time of year. We look forward to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s! But with COVID-19, this year’s holiday season is going to look different. By following these practices, you can have a safe and happy holiday.

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