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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

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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

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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

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Five Ways Hospitals Can Boost Patient Engagement Online

Molly Merrill, Healthcare IT News NASHUA, NH – “Hospitals are missing their opportunity” to boost patient engagement online, says one expert, who notes that a successful Web project requires a hybrid of marketing expertise and technology. Richard Brown is a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Why Nurses are Essential to ACO Implementation

By Karen M. Cheung, Fierce Healthcare Daily News   The key to implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs) could already live in your institution–the registered nurse, according to an America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) article. With today’s expanded role of the nurse going … Continue reading

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