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June 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 12

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On April 16 President Obama signed the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act ("MACRA"). MACRA abandons the Sustainable Growth Rate ("SGR") for adjusting the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 

 Electronic Health Records (EHRs) still struggle with key issues. Those issues include the ability to confidently share data, achieving the next level meaningful use, improving cash flow and margins, reducing claim denials

It only takes one. That's the line of thinking of the area county health departments when it comes to preparing for hurricane season. While the number and severity of hurricanes to hit Florida has declined in the past few years,

When visiting a doctor’s office or being treated in a hospital, one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of the patient experience is the sonic environment: what a patient hears—or doesn’t hear—while spending time at the facility.

I was supposed to get off easy this month and not have to conjure up a real Publisher’s Note. Carol always says I’ll look for any reason not to sit down and pound out another one.

 In 1991 I was first introduced to the American College of Healthcare Executives. I was already, for 8 years prior, an executive with a regional Emergency Department contracting firm 

 Readmissions continue to present an especially critical problem to healthcare providers. Hospitals are held accountable for the patients after they are discharged. 

 When it comes to sports, the best trained, best coached and best lead teams usually win. When it comes to patient care, it is no different. Over the past two months, the focus has been on training and coaching

Is an employer allowed to randomly test employees when there is suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse? The question is actually flawed. The first point to know is that according to the law

 Imagine you wake up in the hospital and the doctor explains that due to a slip in the shower you have a cracked skull and have been in a coma for seven days. 

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