“Good evidence shows that tired workers are more likely to make errors of judgment, react slowly, misinterpret data, omit key information and fail to question things that are unsafe,” the researchers write. Yet, doctors have historically worked long hours, and in some countries shift lengths are still lightly regulated.
standalone primary care providers and specialists are finding value in seeing patients remotely—both to keep revenues that might otherwise go to outside telemedicine providers and as a cost-effective way to attract patients from a wider region.
The finalized Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday maintains its leniency on EHR upgrades for 2018 and includes several new incentives for physicians to use patient-generated data and remote monitoring technology.
MedPac members believe that MIPS, one of two payment tracks under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, is a burden for doctors and doesn’t accomplish the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ goal of rewarding high-value physicians and improving care.
The Maryland Health Care Commission has launched a new online pricing tool that allows state residents to compare the costs of several common procedures.
An 85-year-old doctor is going to court to keep her medical license, which is at risk because she doesn’t use computers and therefore can’t comply with the use of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program.
Inspired by kids finding rare cards in their Pokemon collections, this social media campaign encourages kids to hide a card in their doctor’s office during their next visit. When the pediatrician finds the card, it encourages him or her to consider the possibility of ultrarare diseases in patients.
HIPAA noncompliance among payers and concerns about overpayment recovery among providers are among the issues identified by a national health IT workgroup that has limited the adoption of electronic payments designed to streamline administrative tasks.
Practices that want more satisfied patients can take a page out of the Ritz-Carlton’s playbook.
Hospitals in South Florida are preparing for the worst, some shutting down as early as today in advance of Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm that could wreak havoc in the area if it makes landfall on Sunday.