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Your Zip Code is the Best Predictor of Your Health

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and José Szapocznik, Ph.D. In today’s America, people live in two distinctly different worlds. Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation, points out that “life expectancy in New Orleans can vary as … Continue reading

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CMS Announces New Flexibility with MACRA

By: Mike Segal It is now quite clear that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, enacted into law in 2015, will have a telling effect on how Medicare reimburses for physician services. In April 2016, the Centers … Continue reading

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Patients Expect Excellent Customer Service

By: Stephen Siegel Recently, I had pain in my lower back, hips, legs, ankles and feet. When a combination of rest, pain medication, and anti-inflammatory drugs did not resolve the problem, my PCP ordered a CT of my spine and … Continue reading

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The Pharmacist’s Increasing Role in Moving Toward Greater Quality Care in a More Cost Effective Manner

By: Paul DeMuro One cannot help but read or hear about how the costs of drugs are going up and are becoming a greater percentage of the costs of treating patients. Many reasons are cited, including the greater costs of … Continue reading

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Data Analytics and Population Health – Keys to the Transition to Payment for Quality and Cost Effectiveness

By: Paul R. DeMuro In 1854, John Snow helped solve a public health problem by concluding that the cause of cholera in London was primarily from people drinking water from the pump on Broad Street which had the bacterium that … Continue reading

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Incident-to billing: Clearing up the confusion

According to the Medical Economics, “Incident-to billing is a way of billing outpatient services (rendered in a physician’s office located in a separate office or in an institution, or in a patient’s home) provided by a non-physician practitioner (NPP) such as … Continue reading

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Facility fees pressuring physicians to talk costs with patients

The rising price of healthcare and the increasing use of facility fees is forcing physicians to confront costs when treating and referring patients. Click here to read further.

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Proposal would allow eligible physicians to obtain expedited licenses in multiple states

A proposed interstate medical licensure compact would make it easier for physicians to become licensed in multiple states, a move many experts believe can pave the way for greater telemedicine use and ease the physician shortage. Please click here to … Continue reading

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Florida Shifts Medicaid Mental Health Strategy

Kaiser Health News today published information about state experimentation to coordinate physical and mental health care for those enrolled in Medicaid. Florida recently became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people with serious mental … Continue reading

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Christine Burke Worthen Published by AHLA

Christine Burke Worthen, Of Counsel in our Fort Lauderdale office, was recently published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Her article, “Legal Considerations in Negotiating ACO Contracts: The New World of Risk Assumption, Enterprise Data Analytics, and Population Health Management,” … Continue reading

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