Tag Archives: nurses

ACO’s Creates New Opportunities for Nurses

By Cathryn Domrose, Nurse.com Released last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services‘ new guidelines for accountable care organizations were a victory for many healthcare professionals dismayed by the original version released in April. Nursing organizations were concerned the … Continue reading

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Nurses | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Medicare Will Expand Coverage for Telehealth

By Ken Terry,  Information Week – Healthcare The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changing how it defines telehealth services that may be eligible for Medicare coverage. But it’s unclear how far the agency will go in expanding such … Continue reading

Posted in CMS, Medicare Benefits, Telehealth, Telemedicine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Administration Offers New Ways to Improve Care, Lower Cost for Medicaid

July 8, 2011   US Department of Health & Human Services Initiatives focus on people receiving Medicare and Medicaid benefits The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced three new initiatives to help states improve the quality … Continue reading

Posted in HHS, Medicaid, Medicare Benefits | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Study: Medicaid Makes a “Big Difference” in Lives

By Julie Rovner,  for NPR   The study, being published as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, has a distinctly bipartisan flavor. Among its authors are Katherine Baicker of Harvard, who was an economic adviser to … Continue reading

Posted in CMS, Medicaid | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Proposed Bill to Set Nurse Staffing Levels

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) last week introduced legislation that would establish a federal minimum of nurse-to-patient ratios at all hospitals, according to a press release. Aimed at decreasing mortality rates and preventing medical errors, … Continue reading

Posted in Legislature, Nurse Management, Nurse Staffing, Nursing Shortage | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

VA Hospitals to go Mobile in October

By Mary Mosquera, Government Health IT   7/30/2011 The Veterans Affairs Department expects on Oct. 1 to let clinicians in its hospitals and other employees use mobile devices, likely Apple’s iPhone among others, once they are verified as secure and … Continue reading

Posted in EHR, EMR, Mobile Units & Healthcare | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Hot Accountable Care! What Will This Mean for Healthcare?

By Kate Goonan, MD   Advance Laboratory Eye on Quality Accountable care organization (ACO) is the latest buzz phrase to hit the healthcare executive lexicon. The concept is so hot yet so poorly understood that a cartoon mocking our ignorance … Continue reading

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment