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December 2013 - Volume 10 - Issue 6

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Just weeks after key provisions of the Affordable Care Act take effect in 2014, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will bring together national health care, health care policy and business leaders

There is no doubt about the power of social media. In simple terms, it allows companies to talk directly with their stakeholders. Those companies that do it well are those that are willing to listen, engage and act.

In such a rapidly changing health care environment, it’s hard to forecast what might happen in the next year. But we’ve asked some experts in the industry for their predictions about what the future might hold.

Today, healthcare delivery organizations have more challenges than ever before, with dwindling insurance payments, rising costs, tighter budgets, the need to manage large quantities of data, and to keep patient records secure.

Once again we’re all on the holiday merry-go-round (and where it stops nobody knows!) By now, we’ve all weathered Thanksgiving and for some of us — Hanukah as well.

We have previously discussed two new ways that 2014 EHR technology should make practicing medicine with an EHR more convenient. Secure email via the ONC Direct Project standard will help facilitate electronic communication between providers of disparate EHRs.

Workers’ compensation insurance premium fraud has become a real problem in Florida. Besides being illegal, it affects the bottom lines of all businesses, large or small, and leads to higher insurance premiums for honest businesses.

In an effort to improve the quality of health care and to reduce the rate of “never events,” in May 2006 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported an initiative to decline payments for “never events.”

Many physicians are skeptics when it comes to certain types of alternative therapies and magneto therapy is one of them. In some cases, practitioners of magneto therapy have been accused of quackery without providing scientific evidence against the practice.

While there has been a lot of focus on ACO's and care coordination in the primary care and hospital settings since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, there has been a greater focus more recently on the role of post-acute care providers in the ACO model.

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