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June 8, 2016
By 2030, one in five Americans will be a senior citizen, nearly double the 12 percent in 2000, according to The State of Aging and Health in America, a 2013 special report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2029, when the last round of boomers reaches retirement age, the number of Americans 65 or older will climb to more than 71 million, up from about 41 million in 2011, a 73 percent increase, according to Census Bureau estimates. Not only are there more seniors, they’re also living longer. In the past century, life expectancy has increased by nearly 30 years.
Read more: Boomer Healthcare 101
June 1, 2016
If patients know the prices that various providers of healthcare services will charge, they will shop for the best value and in the process drive prices down. That assumption underlies the numerous governmental and health system efforts to deliver price transparency seen over the last few years. Is the assumption valid?
Read more: Patients’ Ability to Shop for Services Has a Modest Effect on Healthcare Spending
May 25, 2016
Lately, technology security has taken center stage as health organizations face increased challenges of maintaining the security of patient health information. While securing data is of concern, determining the most applicable and cost-efficient technology is the most important priority.
Read more: Buy Versus Build or Both?
May 18, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance to assist hospitals in decreasing the number of avoidable readmissions among racially and ethnically diverse Medicare beneficiaries.
Read more: Addressing Hospital Readmissions with Diverse Patient Populations
May 11, 2016
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requires the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to conduct periodic audits of covered entity and business associate compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. In 2011 and 2012, OCR implemented a pilot audit program (Phase 1) to assess the controls and processes implemented by 115 covered entities to comply with HIPAA’s requirements.
Read more: HIPAA Audit Program—Phase 2
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