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The Future of Healthcare Embraces Telemedicine

The future of healthcare is changing rapidly, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an aging baby boomer population, and a predicted shortage of primary care providers, especially in remote and rural areas. As a result of the increased demand for healthcare delivery, especially in populations with limited mobility and access to quality care – telemedicine…

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Teaching Physician Guidelines

Billing and documentation guidelines are not the same in all 50 states. A statement such as, “I saw and evaluated the patient. I agree with the resident’s documentation,” may be acceptable in some states, but in other states, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) would consider this to be a generic attestation, and require the teaching…

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Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016

Last week the Managing Director of Advize Health, Jeanmarie Loria, was among those who attended the Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016. Widely regarded as the World’s Most Influential Healthcare Event, the 5th Annual Summit was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The overarching theme of this year’s summit was “Solving Healthcare’s Biggest…

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Payers Push for Stronger Prescription Cost Control

Over the years, healthcare costs have continued to skyrocket for consumers and providers alike. It is a well-known fact that the United States spends considerably more on healthcare costs than any other country in the world.  In fact, the United States spends 50 percent more than the next-highest spender-which is about $9,086 per U.S. citizen….

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Highlights from AHIMA Con 2016

AHIMA Con 2016 is coming to an end in the beautiful city of Baltimore, MD. The annual convention, geared toward healthcare and health information professionals, kicked off on October 15th with interactive panels. Pre-convention workshops and institutes were available, with a heavy focus on information security and privacy. Sunday’s welcome reception and net   working events…

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Health IT Day 2016

AFCEA Bethesda Chapter’s Health IT Day is an annual gathering that operates as a nexus of information exchange for Health Information Technology and Cyber Security Professionals. CXO level executives from federal and civilian initiatives gather to discuss healthcare for civilians and military consumers – and how to improve the healthcare experience through interoperability. With Keynotes…

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How Coffee Can Improve Your Health

Today we celebrate National Coffee Day, a “hashtag holiday” in which several well-known coffee shops and chains offer free coffee and other discounts to their faithful, coffee drinking patrons. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, and even gas station blends from Pilot Flying J are being offered for free, or for prices as low as $0.66 per…

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Understanding the Quality Payment Program

Andy Slavitt, the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recently published a detailed blog post outlining the Quality Payment Program (QPP). QPP is slated to begin January 1, 2017. If you are unfamiliar with QPP, let’s back up a bit. In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law…

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5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress and Bring Exercise to the Office

Most all of us understand that exercising regularly has many benefits for the human body. Besides the already prevalent weight loss benefits, exercise can reduce stress, boost motivation, improve attitude, and bring fun to an office work space. A common excuse for not partaking in regular exercise is that people just don’t have enough time…

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found After Sewage Spill

In the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine, Tampa Bay waters have been inundated with millions of gallons of raw, and partially treated sewage. Hurricane Hermine fell short of meteorologist predictions in her brief touch-downs along the coast, but the impact of the deluge overwhelmed city sewage systems. Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando counties were affected, along…

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