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As 2013 comes to a close, AAOE would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the AAOE eNEWS a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Tuesday, Jan. 7.

AAOE Remembers Member, Robert Chuprinski
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AAOE would like to remember, Robert Chuprinski of Kalispell, Montana, who passed away on December 16, 2013. Mr. Chuprinski had been a member of AAOE since 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go to his friends and family. He will be greatly missed.
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Meaningful use incentives get chopped under sequestration
EHR Intelligence
From March 12: Anyone hoping that the EHR Incentive Program would be spared the axe after sequestration took hold will be disappointed. CMS has officially announced that the two percent reduction in Medicare will extend to meaningful use payments under the program. There was some hope that meaningful use would be spared due to the fact that the funding for the initiative was not in the general Medicare budget pool, but providers will in fact see a 2 percent reduction in reimbursement for all payments processed after April 1, 2013.
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Insurers: Cuts to Medicare Advantage will hit poor, minorities
The Hill
From Feb. 26: Cuts to Medicare Advantage will disproportionately hurt poor seniors and minorities, the health insurance industry said. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has pushed back hard against a proposed cut to private Medicare Advantage plans. AHIP argued that Medicare Advantage isn't only popular with seniors, but especially with low-income and minority seniors.
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5 Proven Strategies for Inspiring Employee Engagement
GreenBiz
From April 2: After countless hours working with and training highly talented sustainability advocates from some of the world's most forward thinking companies, this author discovered that the challenge of getting employees engaged requires far more than just strong will power and talent. Check his five proven strategies for inspiring employee engagement.
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The future of medical records
The Atlantic
From Jan. 22: Electronic medical records are not working like they should — or could — according to a new analysis in Health Affairs that revisited previous predictions for the EMR revolution and found disappointing results, in terms of efficiency, saved costs and patient care. But technology is "only a tool," as an expert who helped push for the adoption of EMRs said. "Like any tool, it can be used well or poorly." Here are some ways it could be done very, very well.
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Which doctors get sued the most?
The Birmingham News
From Aug. 6: A survey of 1,400 doctors who were sued for malpractice generated some interesting findings, including a breakdown of specialties seeing the most lawsuits.
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Physician earnings: Income is up, morale is split
Medscape Today
From April 30: Physician income overall is on the rise again in almost every specialty, reversing a decline in compensation during the past several years. Eight specialties earned a mean of at least $300,000 last year, and primary care physicians also posted gains. Doctors aren't ready to break out the champagne just yet, though. Frustration with medical practice is also on the rise, and physicians are making changes in their practice by adding ancillary services, moving toward employment, and scrutinizing their payers, as doctors keep an eye toward the bottom line.
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More hospitals say they plan to buy physician practices in 2013
D Magazine
From April 9: Fifty-two percent of hospitals plan to acquire physician practices in 2013, compared with 44 percent that made such purchases in 2012, according to a survey by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company. The nationwide survey of 118 hospital administrators found that opportunity, rather than strategy, was the overwhelming reason hospitals are acquiring physician practices. Seventy percent of acquisitions in 2012 began with physicians approaching the hospital to sell their practices.
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Meaningful use incentives get chopped under sequestration
EHR Intelligence
Anyone hoping that the EHR Incentive Program would be spared the axe after sequestration took hold will be disappointed. CMS has officially announced that the two percent reduction in Medicare will extend to meaningful use payments under the program.

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Meaningful use payments to providers near $17 billion
EHRIntelligence.com
During the monthly meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided its latest update for the EHR Incentive Programs whose payouts now number close to $17 billion.

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Hospitals consider paying insurance tab
Healthcare Finance News
As hospitals continue to get squeezed by new Medicare penalties and shrinking reimbursements from private insurers, many are looking for ways to make up for that missing revenue. Some are seeking creative ways to collect on the bad debt incurred from patients unable to pay their bills.

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Health insurance giants discover way to skirt Obamacare regulations for entire year
The Huffington Post
From April 9: Health insurance companies are looking to put off complying with health care reform rules that guarantee basic benefits and consumer protections — and they've figured out how to do so for up to one more year.
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GOP lawmakers call for reboot of meaningful use program
iHealthBeat
From April 23: Recently, six Republican senators released a 28-page white paper — titled, "REBOOT: Re-examining the Strategies Needed to Successfully Adopt Health IT" — outlining their concerns about current federal health IT policy, FierceEMR reports. The white paper accompanied a letter that the six lawmakers sent to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The letter requested information about the agency's progress in promoting electronic health record adoption through the meaningful use program.
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Who knew? Patients' share of health spending is shrinking
Kaiser Health News
From Jan. 15: Consumer-driven medical spending may be the second-biggest story in healthcare, after the Affordable Care Act. As employers give workers more "skin in the game" through higher costs from purse and paycheck, the thinking goes, they'll seek more efficient treatment and hold down overall spending.
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