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

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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…

Survey Shows Need for More Healthcare ‘Data Trust’

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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? A recent…

OPPS Final Rule to Cut Site-Neutral Payments in Two-Year Phase-In

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The final rule for the 2019 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), released on November 2, includes new site-neutral payment policies, changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program and updates to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting System intended to reduce administrative burden for providers. In response to public comments, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule Expands Telehealth Benefits

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A proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would expand telemedicine services for Medicare Advantage (MA) plan enrollees while enhancing the methods used to scrutinize MA program integrity. Among other things, the proposals would implement provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which enables MA to expand telehealth benefits…
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