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What are Comparative Billing Reports and Why Should Medical Groups Care?

February 14, 2018

They might seem innocuous and inconsequential in a medical group’s vast sea of paperwork and electronic data, but comparative billing reports (CBRs), administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and prepared by a data mining company called eGlobalTech (eGT), are not something to ignore.  Medical practices need to know what CBRs are and educate billing and other office staff about the importance of referring these reports to group leadership and the appropriate clinicians in a timely fashion.

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Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Still Rising: What Providers Can Do

February 7, 2018

The massive transfer of health information during the past decade to online, internet-accessible systems has created a perfect storm of circumstances for the proliferation of cybercrime in the healthcare sector, including an 89 percent increase in reported healthcare ransomware attacks during the past year, a recently published report reveals.

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3.2 Million More Americans Became Uninsured in 2017

January 31, 2018

The number of uninsured people in the U.S. has been a key topic of health policy discussions for decades and received increased scrutiny with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 and the implementation of its insurance coverage expansions in 2014.

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ONC Releases Draft ‘Trusted Framework’ for Health Information Exchange, Seeks Comments

January 24, 2018

One of the hallmarks of the 21st Century Cures Act signed into law in 2016 was the creation of a “trusted exchange framework” to support the safe and interoperable exchange of electronic health information among providers and between providers and their patients.  The Cures Act charges the Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) with creating a “single on-ramp” for health information exchange based on a unifying set of policies, procedures and technical standards and a common agreement among disparate health networks nationally.

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The Idioms of Healthcare Delivery in 2018

January 17, 2018

Every language has its collection of wise sayings.  They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a culture or society.  These sayings are called idioms.  In this article, many of them have been used to describe where the healthcare industry is going in 2018.  We will explore twelve of them and the ideas that form their foundation.

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