Monthly Archives: May 2014

Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Safety

By: Vanessa Reynolds The Affordable Care Act created incentives for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) providers to coordinate patient care across inpatient and outpatient settings to avoid unnecessary duplication of services and to improve patient outcomes. The latter are often dependent … Continue reading

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CMS Issues Final Rule to Reduce Burdensome Medicare Regulatory Requirements

By: Christine Worthen The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), recently issued a Final Rule which serves to reduce several burdensome requirements on hospitals and other health care providers. Among the changes, CMS will now permit flexibility in the … Continue reading

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Marijuana meets medicine on Florida ballot

By: Stephen Siegel and Joshua Boxer On Nov. 4, Florida voters will have the opportunity to adopt or reject a constitutional amendment that is likely to attract attention: “Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions — Allows the medical use … Continue reading

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Stolen laptops mean $2M in mega fines

Unencrypted laptops and mobile devices pose significant risks to the security of patient information, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights. Please click here to read more.

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Clearing the Clutter: Wading Through Health Care

Please click here to see Christine Burke Worthen’s recent article in i4 Business magazine, where she provides a list of resources for professionals to stay abreast of health care reform.

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