Practice Management: Page 2

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    UPS delivers COVID-19 vaccines via temperature-controlled drone

    The first delivery will go from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in North Carolina to one of the health system's family medical practices.

    By Matt Leonard • Aug. 25, 2021
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    Patients were still hesitant to seek medical care out of virus fears this spring, survey finds

    Despite reopenings, one in 10 nonelderly adults put off needed medical care this spring, an April survey from the Urban Institute funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
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    Vertical integration and consolidation


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    Predicting the future of healthcare: 10 takeaways from HIMSS21

    Along with "guarded optimism" on the current state of the pandemic, some 19,000 on-site attendees in Las Vegas mulled what's next for AI, telehealth, cybersecurity, mental health and more.

    By , Aug. 13, 2021
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    Tackling healthcare's female leadership problem at HIMSS21

    Women are largely absent from most healthcare companies' C-suites where major decisions are made, despite their massive influence as consumers and workers in the industry.

    By Aug. 12, 2021
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    Rethinking healthcare workers' roles post-pandemic

    Healthcare employers need to consider how to make front-line caregiving a more sustainable career, and how they'll leverage technology to accomplish that — all while the workforce suffers significant burnout, experts said.

    By Aug. 11, 2021
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    Telehealth has promising future if obstacles can be overcome, poll finds

    A new survey by the Bipartisan Policy Center concludes that telehealth could continue to be used on a large scale after the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, and could help prevent unnecessary emergency room visits.

    By Aug. 06, 2021
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    Telehealth waivers wind down, restricting some providers from delivering care across state lines

    A number of states allowed medical professionals licensed elsewhere to hold virtual visits with their residents during the pandemic. While some are making those rollbacks permanent, others are going back to pre-pandemic rules.

    By Aug. 04, 2021
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    After controversial approval, doctors are still debating how to use Biogen's Alzheimer's drug

    Nearly two months since Aduhelm became available, many physicians have yet to use the first treatment approved in the U.S. to slow Alzheimer's disease.

    By Jacob Bell • UPDATED: Aug. 3, 2021 at 3:59 p.m.
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    Despite volume rebound, hospital margins still tight from pandemic, Kaufman Hall says

    Health system revenues in June surpassed both 2019 and 2020 levels, though expenses were higher than two years ago, the report found.

    By Aug. 03, 2021
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    Zocdoc taps Morgan Stanley exec as CFO

    After over two decades as head of Americas Technology Banking at Morgan Stanley, Edward Liu will oversee all of the New York-based digital healthcare marketplace's finances.

    By Jane Thier • Aug. 03, 2021
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    Despite pandemic, independent medical practices say they are more confident than ever

    This feeling of optimism came despite the fact that 11% of independent medical practices said they had shut down temporarily during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new survey.

    By Aug. 02, 2021
  • Primary care docs, facing 'existential' threat, fear for profession's future

    A new survey from the Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative found that 40% of clinicians worry primary care will be gone in just five years.

    By Aug. 02, 2021
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    A deep dive into the former GSA EPLS,

    Have burning questions about the database? Don't worry; we've got you covered! Read on for an overview of one of the main primary sources:

  • How the pandemic has accelerated digital payments in telehealth

    Digitalization can simplify the medical bill payment process and give patients more information earlier on about their financial responsibilities, experts said.

    By J. Duncan Moore, Jr. • July 28, 2021
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    Systems can nudge more healthcare workers to get vaccinated through targeted messaging: JAMA report

    Among unvaccinated workers at Geisinger's system in Pennsylvania, an email nudge playing up social norms and virus risk caused more than twice as many employees to register for a shot compared with those who didn't get the note.

    By July 28, 2021
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    Healthcare exclusion sources: what you need to know

    What you need to know about and the OIG LEIE, straight from the experts.

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    Tenet rebounds in Q2, buoyed by volume recoveries

    CEO Ron Rittenmeyer told investors the quarter came in "better than expected on many fronts," but asked them to "please realize we're not claiming any victory, and we're not relaxing."

    By July 22, 2021
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    OSHA standard compliance date arrives amid confusion, industry pushback

    Provider groups say the lengthy rule effective Wednesday is tricky to implement in just 30 days, especially with a variety of exemptions for vaccinated employees.

    By July 21, 2021
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    CMS pitches stiffening price transparency fines, halting end of inpatient-only list

    Hospitals notched a win with the proposal to reverse the Trump administration's rollback of the inpatient-only list, but took hits with added enforcement of the pricing rule and in other areas.

    By July 20, 2021
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    HHS earmarks $103M to address burnout among healthcare workers

    The sector already had a high rate of stress and burnout, but the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated the problem, especially as the delta variant causes hospitalizations to surge in some parts of the country.

    By July 19, 2021
  • DaVita, former CEO charged for alleged noncompete conspiracies

    The dialysis provider said the charges are unwarranted and rely on "alleged discussions involving former executives that occurred many years ago."

    By July 16, 2021
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    Biden executive order sparks debate on physician noncompete agreements

    The document asks federal agencies to ban or limit noncompete agreements, which physicians regularly sign to restrict them from leaving, taking their patients and setting up their own competing practice nearby.

    By July 15, 2021
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    CMS proposes extension of Medicare telehealth coverage

    Provider groups are not happy with the payment adjustment in the rule — a 3.75% reduction to the conversion factor due to budget neutrality requirements — and will likely seek congressional intervention.

    By July 14, 2021
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    Medtech pay to doctors plunged in 2020 as COVID-19 pummeled electives, in-person services

    Zimmer Biomet had the biggest drop, cutting general payments nearly 80% to $63 million. Other notable decreases include Stryker, J&J's DePuy Synthes and Boston Scientific.

    By Ricky Zipp • July 13, 2021
  • Hospital M&A down from pre-pandemic highs, though deal size growing, Kaufman Hall says

    Health systems in general are shifting their focus from acquisitions of small, independent hospitals to regional partnerships, according to a new report.

    By July 09, 2021