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In HIMSS Keynote, Seema Verna Doubles Down On Free Flowing Healthcare Data to Achieve Value-Based Care

At the 2018 HIMSS Conference, keynote speaker and CMS administrator, Seema Verna, spoke to leaders in healthcare IT, about the importance of free flowing data for patients and CMS's efforts to keep up.  [cont...]

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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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NueMD Top Five - January 2018

How will researchers get to know our gut? Why are some hospitals getting penalized over patient safety? What does the CDC say about this year's flu season? [cont...]

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Jennifer Henderson is a NueMD writer currently living in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys commas, hot dogs, and long walks on the internet. 

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ACA Risk Corridor Program Surpasses $12 Billion in Debt

The federal government’s unpaid balance for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) risk corridor program has ballooned to $12.3 billion. Simply put, that's a large sum of money that's not likely to get any smaller. With the federal government required to reimburse payers for their coverage, the risk corridor program is in a troubling place. [cont...]

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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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NueMD Top Five - November 2017

Which data security threat has healthcare leaders worried? What is blockchain technology and why does it matter to healthcare? What changes are coming to MACRA in 2018?
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Jennifer Henderson is a NueMD writer currently living in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys commas, hot dogs, and long walks on the internet. 

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NueMD Top Five - October 2017

Stay informed on the latest healthcare news with these hand picked articles from around the web. This is the NueMD Top Five. [cont...]

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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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Medicare Has a Telehealth Awareness Problem

Uh oh, we’ve got a problem here, if a new survey by HealthMine is correct, and there doesn’t seem be reason to suggest that the information here is not true. So let’s get to it, and you be the judge. The results are these: apparently 57 percent of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older don’t know whether their health plan offers telehealth. [cont...]

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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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Are workplace wellness programs in legal jeopardy?

While platforms such as electronic medical records software and medical billing software have enabled healthcare providers to streamline workloads and provide more effective care, other digital tools including wearable devices and smartphone apps have empowered patients to take charge of their personal wellbeing. Indeed, apps and wearables, such as pedometers and heart rate monitors, are now widely by individuals on a quest to improve and keep track of their fitness levels. [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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MACRA Misery Loves Company and Practices Are Not Ready

MACRA’s almost here; it ain’t going anywhere. But. Guessing on recent headlines, there’s a very good chance, if you’re running your own practice that you are not ready for it. Breathe easier, misery loves company -- you’re not alone.

These are the results of a survey published by Healthcare Informatics of more than 2,000 of your peers, almost half (43 percent) claimed that they need help with their MACRA preparation needs. Even more dramatic is that another 30 percent of these fine folks said that they are not at all prepared. [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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Why the American Health Care Act is Sick or Not, Depending on Who’s Diagnosing It

For those following the politics of healthcare, there has been nothing larger than the Affordable Care Act (ACA/ObamaCare) for the last seven years. Until now.

In the first quarter of 2017 the Trump Administration and the Republican-led Congress put forth the act that is supposed to “repeal and replace” the original social healthcare act. [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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