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MiraMed’s eAlerts are distributed via email every Wednesday, and contains the latest industry information regarding business process outsourcing solutions, helpful coding news, or any number of relevant topics in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of healthcare. To subscribe, simply complete the form below. Below the subscription form, you will find the archived eAlerts available.
November 2, 2016
You would have to be living completely off the grid to be unfamiliar with WikiLeaks, the multi-national media organization founded by Julian Assange. WikiLeaks has elevated itself as the most well-known name in hacking, exposing classified, censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying and corruption. The organization is despised for uncovering secrets that were not meant for public consumption and applauded by millions who believe that the world’s most persecuted documents should be available to everyone. Who would have thought that hacking could land someone on the cover of TIME Magazine as the coveted Person of the Year? Assange held that distinction in 2010.
Read more: WikiLeaks, Hackers and Cybercriminals Keep Healthcare IT Stakeholders on Guard
October 26, 2016
In slightly less than a year (by November 15, 2017), healthcare entities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid will be required to meet the provisions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ emergency preparedness final rule.
Read more: The Essentials of Emergency Preparedness
October 19, 2016
In an e-Alert released last month, we noted that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would soon be issuing a final rule relating to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). That final rule was issued this past Friday, and includes changes and clarifications responsive to over 4,000 public comments.
Read more: Final MACRA Rule Released by CMS
October 12, 2016
Merriam-Webster defines consumerism as the promotion of the consumer's interests and it states that an increasing consumption of goods is economically desirable. The United States has become a society of increasing consumerism, where individuals are making increasing levels of purchases for a variety of consumer goods.
Read more: Deconstructing Healthcare Consumerism
October 5, 2016
In the introduction to its new white paper, Achieving Health Equity: A Guide for Health Care Organizations, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) tells the story of Tommy Cannon, a black American with type 2 diabetes and no access to preventive healthcare, who died in 1973 at the age of 62. Cannon waited hours in a segregated physician’s office. When the physician finally saw him, he told him to go to a hospital 50 miles away because he was so ill. He died the next day from sepsis due to a ruptured appendix without ever being treated by a physician.
Read more: A Framework for Tackling Health Disparities
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