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Why CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes

Why CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 28, 2016

The CMS drew the ire of the medical community when it proposed that physicians and surgeons code every 10 minutes of their time. This is why the agency did it.

Divided over bundled payments

Divided over bundled payments

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 28, 2016

Hospitals and employers have different ideas about the medical conditions and treatments they'd like to see included in bundled payments. For consumers, these new payment models are broadly appealing.

Care New England pays $400,000 for lack of current HIPAA agreement

By Joseph Conn  |  September 26, 2016

Four-hospital Care New England Health System, based in Providence, R.I., has agreed to pay $400,000 and write a corrective action plan after a federal investigation found it lacked an up-to-date business associate's agreement between it and one of its hospitals.

Physicians enthusiastic about digital health, AMA survey finds

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 26, 2016

While the digital health industry is growing at a rapid-fire pace, adoption of digital tools, such as telemedicine and wearable devices, among physician practices has moved more slowly. But poor adoption among physicians may be about to change.

When doctors get the wrong patient

When doctors get the wrong patient

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 25, 2016

Cases of mistaken identity happen all the time in healthcare institutions. A new analysis details the causes of these mixups, the consequences for patients and ways healthcare leaders can address the problem.

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

Doctors debate the source of van Gogh's malady

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

A year after cutting off his left ear, suffering subsequent breakdowns and spending time in an asylum, Vincent van Gogh died of a gunshot wound—an apparent suicide. The world has wondered ever since what ailed him. Recently, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam created a full exhibition and...

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...

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