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Coalition Calls for Federal Solution to Surprise Billing

December 12, 2018

A coalition of nine major organizations including the American Benefits Council, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Consumers Union, National Association of Health Underwriters and National Business Group on Health, has called for federal legislation to curb surprise billing—a situation that occurs, in many cases, when a patient receives care at an in-network facility from an out-of-network provider and then receives an unexpected bill for services rendered.

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Digital Strategy for Doctors: ‘Lead or be Left Behind’

December 5, 2018

The median American uses three of the eight major social media platforms, the Pew Research Center reports. Globally, the number of social media users in 2018 is 3.2 billion, up 13 percent year-on-year, according to Global Digital Report 2018. The continued mushrooming of social media’s potential influence indicated by these numbers points to an important reality regarding social media for clinicians, Majorie Stiegler, MD, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, said at a recent conference: Whether your interest is increasing patient health literacy, discussing research and ideas with peers, raising awareness of a treatment or technique, cultivating your professional profile, finding a match for your residency program or recruiting people to your group or institution, “You should be out there. You can either lead in this area, or you can be left behind, and you’ll be left behind quickly.”

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2019 Physician Fee Schedule Aims to Reduce Clinician ‘Administrative Burden’

November 21, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule detailing, among other things, changes to the Quality Payment Program for Year 3 (payment year 2021), changes to documentation requirements for E&M services, new policy regarding site-neutrality payment, reductions in the 340B drug pricing program and expanded payment for telehealth services.

Read more: 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Aims to Reduce Clinician ‘Administrative Burden’

Survey Shows Need for More Healthcare ‘Data Trust’

November 14, 2018

How much do you trust the quality of your organization’s data as a financial, clinical and operational decision-making tool? How easily and reliably do your current systems enable your organization’s various service lines and functions to harness that data and generate meaningful reports for important decision making, without having to go through IT?

Read more: Survey Shows Need for More Healthcare ‘Data Trust’

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