Just a couple years ago, electronic health record business was booming, so much so that the federal incentive-based reimbursement plan became a cash-for-clunkers program. But today is a tough time to be in the EHR business. According the results of a new study, physicians...
A new study by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute is evaluating the use of a virtual physical therapy program for people recovering from total knee replacement surgery. The study, entitled Virtual Exercise...
Enhanced recovery after surgery protocols for total joint replacements emphasize early discharge, yet the impact on readmissions is not well documented. This study evaluates the impact of a one-day length of stay discharge protocol on readmissions.
UnitedHealth Group is expanding nationwide a new value-based way to pay doctors and hospitals for spinal surgeries and knee and hip replacements by moving to bundled payments in more than 40 markets by the end of next year. Hospitals...
The House of Representatives on Nov. 30 overwhelmingly passed wide-ranging legislation meant to overhaul the drug approval process, boost biomedical research, and many other significant health-related policies. The so-called 21st Century...
Just a couple years ago, electronic health record business was booming, so much so that the federal incentive-based...
Under the federal Stark Law, hospitals may provide non-monetary compensation to physicians up to an aggregate amount of $398 for calendar year 2017. The dollar limit for "medical staff incidental benefits" (e.g., meals, parking and other items or incidental services...
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