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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.

Size and Profitability Do Not Go Hand in Hand: Health System Study

September 19, 2018

A new report throws into question the common wisdom that scale enhances health system operations. The study, by consulting firm Navigant, found no correlation between higher revenues and better operating margins among 104 highly rated hospital systems during 2015-2017, following the expansion in insurance coverage that accompanied the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Read more: Size and Profitability Do Not Go Hand in Hand: Health System Study

Mapping the Road to Regulatory Relief

September 12, 2018

One way to reduce healthcare costs is to reduce the time and resources providers and clinicians are forced to spend complying with the plethora of government healthcare regulations.  This is the stance of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other industry groups, which assert that healthcare organizations and professionals could do a better job, more cost effectively, with relief from the enormous regulatory burden that interferes with their focus on healthcare’s mission of promoting health and managing and treating illness.

Read more: Mapping the Road to Regulatory Relief

Guide Helps Providers Shield Infusion Pumps from Cyberattacks

September 5, 2018

The unprecedented connectivity of today’s wireless infusion pumps with healthcare systems, networks and other medical devices enhances the efficiency and quality of care. However, that same connectivity exposes healthcare organizations and patients to a slew of new cybersecurity risks.  These risks range from access and tampering by malicious actors, breaches of electronic protected health information (ePHI) and service disruptions, to revenue and productivity losses and reputation damage.

Read more: Guide Helps Providers Shield Infusion Pumps from Cyberattacks

Measure Healthcare Equity to Improve Quality: Health Affairs Study

August 29, 2018

Healthcare has experienced a meteoric rise in the use of quality measures to determine payment through the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (HVBP), the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and other programs.  An article in Health Affairs argues that what are missing from these programs are measures and payment incentives tied to one of healthcare quality’s most fundamental drivers—the promotion of health equity and the reduction of healthcare disparities across vulnerable and underserved demographic and socioeconomic groups.

Read more: Measure Healthcare Equity to Improve Quality: Health Affairs Study

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