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Is Medical Accountability a Thing of the Past?

October 17, 2016 by Bert Louthian

One of the byproducts of the ever-expanding healthcare industry in the United States is a much higher degree of complexity. This is especially true when it comes to the patient-doctor relationship. Whereas a patient used to be treated by one doctor, they now may be given medical care by a long line of professionals.The changes in the...[read more]

Will the Next President Bring Multi-Payer Healthcare to the U.S.?

August 17, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

This has been one of the most unusual election seasons in recent memory. Among other issues, it has started a debate on the future of healthcare in the United States. Will the next U.S. president introduce plans to migrate towards a multi-payer health care system?Presidential Candidates Attempt to Tackle Healthcare WoesDuring the...[read more]


How Financial Barriers are Slowing Down Telehealth Adoption

August 1, 2016 by Andrew Deen

Telehealth is a modern healthcare option that is attractive to both doctors and patients for many reasons. It’s cheaper and more convenient than traditional consultations, and can improve overall quality of healthcare by connecting patients with the best physicians for their needs—no matter how far away those physicians might be.[read more]

Mid-Year Update: 4 Major Payer Trends

July 19, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Q3 is in full swing and now is the time to look at what healthcare trends will bring us into 2017. From data security to value based payments, it has been a big year for healthcare. Here 4 of the biggest trends payers can expect to hit in Q4 and continue into 2017.[read more]


Zika Virus Legislation, Diagnosis, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

July 8, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

A lot has happened over the last year related to the Zika virus. As healthcare professionals, we have an obligation to keep abreast of current legislation, science, and technology related to recent outbreaks. Education is the key to prevention and health care reform. Now’s the time to educate ourselves and our patients, as well as our friends, families, and communities.[read more]


How Has Healthcare Reform Impacted Hospitals?

June 29, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Recent changes in healthcare reform have presented a fluctuating scenario for the healthcare industry, with both positive and negative impacts in the way that hospitals operate.[read more]

America’s High Cost Healthcare Problem

May 13, 2016 by Danyell Jones

When it comes to healthcare in America, it is no secret that our system requires profound change. Currently America has a high cost healthcare problem. Healthcare costs have been increasing dramatically and substantially for years. Current healthcare spending has reached a rate which is unsustainable.[read more]

MACRA and the Medicare Payment Reform Juggernaut

May 3, 2016 by Phil C. Solomon

The passage of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) has contributed to changes in healthcare delivery by redesigning Medicare’s payment and delivery methods for physicians and other clinicians.[read more]

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

April 30, 2016 by David Harlow

CMS, through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), is rolling out a refined version of an innovation model that is just winding down its four-year run. Here's what it entails.[read more]


Facts and Figures vs. The “Frivolous Medical Malpractice” Narrative

April 29, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

10 years ago, medical malpractice took center stage in the U.S. political arena when John Edwards was announced as 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry’s running mate. A thick frivolity-in-law narrative and stigma quickly engulfed the country, and, unfortunately, that narrative still pervades today, even though the numbers say otherwise.[read more]

The Link Between Patient Satisfaction and Long-Lasting Relationships

April 28, 2016 by Practice Builders

The ACA has put patients at the center of healthcare services. A patient-centric healthcare approach in this digital era means a revised definition of quality in the physician-patient relationship.[read more]


Remote Heath: The Wave of our Medical Future

April 18, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Remote health, also known as telemedicine, is fast becoming a popular option to reach more patients in a shorter amount of time. According to iHeartBeat, 89% of healthcare executives said they expect telemedicine to transform the U.S. healthcare system in the next decade.[read more]

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