The total dollars spent on medications in the U.S. reached $329.2 billion in 2013, up 3.2 percent, according to according to a new report issued today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Read More
Hospital administrators estimate that one-third of healthcare costs are the result of tests and treatments that aren’t medically necessary and ordered to prevent lawsuits Read More
TrustHCS and Greenway Health have solidified a partnership to assist users of the Greenway PrimeSUITE integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution with ICD-10 preparation and transition. Read More
Recently, I had a friendly lunch with a colleague downtown. Our discussion migrated to marketing and branding of physician practices. I learned that he had been a patient of the practice that my concierge physician owns as a majority shareholder. … Read More
There is a new report out from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) titled “The Slow Recovery of the Labor Market”, and as its title implies, it predicts a slow recovery from a labor perspective. Among other things, the CBO report is now making headlines in the political game of Obamacare because it forecasts a 2.5 million job reduction by 2024 due to the effects of the health care law. Read More
The ACA has changed the healthcare landscape entirely, with an influx of newly-insured patients entering the healthcare system—in some cases for the very first time.
Florida Blue, Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Quality Network (BHQN) announced the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in South Florida. Read More