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Enrollees Actually Like Medicaid, Harvard Says

Medicaid, Harvard thinks you’re the real deal. No joke, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reports through a new study. Apparently enrollees in Medicaid feel they’re actually pretty fortunate to have the coverage that they do. In fact, they are largely satisfied with the healthcare they receive under the program, the Harvard study cites. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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J.D. Power: Insurers Attempt to Satisfy and Engage Plan Subscribers

Insurance is big news and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, especially as the Trump Administration works to pull its levers on the current law, the Affordable Care Act. That goes without saying. What does need some talking points, according to J.D. Power and Associates, is that health plan members tend to be more satisfied with their insurance coverage when providers coordinate their healthcare. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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If Doctors Can Share Procedure Costs, Why Don't Patients Ask?

Like any good marriage, there’s a very good chance that the partners view their finances quite differently. One partner might be a spender while the other is the saver. Seems we patients and our physicians operate in quite similar fashion. While physicians say that they are capable of letting us know the prices for their services, we often don’t ask how much something is going to cost us and we simply let such expenses funnel through our insurers and onto us or we bear the burden of most of the costs on our own. [cont...]

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Scott Rupp

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Scott E. Rupp is a writer and an award-winning journalist focused on healthcare technology. He has worked as a public relations executive for a major electronic health record/practice management vendor, and he currently manages his own agency, millerrupp. In addition to writing for a variety of publications, Scott also offers his insights on healthcare technology and its leaders on his site, Electronic Health Reporter.

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What millennials expect from their healthcare provider

The millennial generation represents one quarter of the entire American population, and the U.S. Census Bureau reported that there are 83.1 million members of this demographic. This means that younger adults outnumber the baby boom generation, and as such, are key in driving trends in almost every industry. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

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An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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How providers are leveraging data analytics

In an effort to make healthcare services more efficient, providers are turning to data analytics as a means of uncovering new best practices. This is being led by the nation's largest hospitals, but CDW Healthcare reported that smaller organizations can still use EHR systems, online practice management tools and other platforms to uncover new data-driven policies and procedures. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Using the latest health IT solutions to achieve financial sustainability

For a complex number of reasons, healthcare services in the U.S. can be quite expensive. Presently, these costs are shared between providers, patients and payers. However, for smaller practices or individuals and families with limited coverage, there is a risk of incurring impossibly high fees. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Why doctors should combine e-prescribing and EHR software

The practice of e-prescribing is changing the way many doctors and patients handle medication access. Legal in all 50 states and mandatory in three of them - New York, Maine and Minnesota - the benefits of e-prescribing have led medical facilities across the country to adopt some form of software that enables electronic prescriptions. 

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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New study examines the promises and pitfalls of telehealth

An exciting new area of health information technology is telehealth, and the practice is steadily growing in popularity among clinics and physicians. Telehealth is made possible by access to electronic health records, which provide patient information and can help a physician more accurately diagnose a patient remotely. In the digital age, telehealth could play a key role in the future of healthcare. Despite this, there are a number of issues that could hinder its nationwide implementation. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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EHRs under attack? A quick review of the OIG 2016 work plan

On Nov. 2, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General released its annual work plan for the upcoming year. The OIG 2016 plan pushed for a renewed critical focus on electronic health records and various facets of health IT in general.  [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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5 early problems encountered with ICD-10

While the ICD-10 implementation has moved forward so far without any major incidents, practices and healthcare organizations have run into some minor issues with medical billing solutions. Five of these challenges in using the new code specifically relate to the grace period, backlog, coder shortages, transition problems and system overloads.  [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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