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June 2012 - Volume 8 - Issue 12


Home health agencies have their hands full when it comes to emergency preparedness, especially with regard to hurricane survival.

In July of 2011, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) opened its doors to a new 180,000 SF four-story medical facility.

One of the major challenges facing the health care industry as the first wave of “baby boomers” reaches 65 years of age is the increased demand for long term care services

In response to President Obama’s mandate that all medical records be converted into an electronic format by 2014, thousands of hospitals and healthcare facilities face enormous challenges

O.K. – here’s my confession … I have absolutely no sense of direction. So just the idea of traveling 9,000+ miles east (or was it west?) to Bangkok, Thailand, last month, didn’t come too easily to me.

He who has the data has the power! Now more than at any other time the aggregation and analysis of healthcare claims data can and should be used to modify provider behavior with solid information and peer related feedback.

On November 3, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the “Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Final Rule to participate in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).”

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (or GAAP) govern how healthcare entities prepare their financial statements. GAAP is not a single accounting rule, but rather the aggregate of many rules on how to account for various transactions.

When one thinks of public health, stock images from movies such as “Contagion” or “Outbreak” usually come to mind.

A patient with back pain wouldn’t go to a primary care physician for back surgery. That’s why health care professionals and facilities should choose a Board Certified health care attorney

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