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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.

An Overview of the American Health Care Act

March 22, 2017

The House proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark and controversial legislation that is a signature of President Barack Obama’s administration, indicates that the nation’s healthcare system could be heading for yet another upheaval.  March 21, 2017 marked the seventh anniversary of the ACA.  Although there is still a high degree of uncertainty regarding what the final repeal-and-replace legislation will look like, or when it will appear, any changes to the ACA will have important implications for hospitals, health systems, healthcare professionals and patients.

Read more: An Overview of the American Health Care Act

11 Building Blocks of a Solid Safety Culture

March 8, 2017

The fact that 125,000 fewer patients died due to hospital-acquired conditions in 2010-2015, resulting in a cost savings of more than $28 billion, shows healthcare’s capacity to make strides in improving safety.  But despite encouraging results like these, hospitals and health systems still face a daunting array of hurdles, ranging from the growth of antibiotic resistance to new diseases and outbreaks to sepsis prevention.

Read more: 11 Building Blocks of a Solid Safety Culture

ACOs: Who Will Lead the Way?

March 1, 2017

We are in the midst of a period that economists call “creative destruction” of our fragmented fee-for-service healthcare delivery system.  The hope is that it will evolve into a higher-quality, more productive system with strong incentives for efficient, coordinated care.  In any case, the transformation will have profound implications regarding hospitals’ ability to maintain their dominant role in the healthcare system.

Read more: ACOs: Who Will Lead the Way?

Understanding OIG Compliance

February 22, 2017

On October 15, 1976, President Ford signed into law legislation creating an Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW).  HEW OIG would become HHS-OIG in 1980 when the Department was redesignated as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Read more: Understanding OIG Compliance

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