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Majority of Americans oppose Cadillac tax

As leaders on both sides of the political spectrum have begun to oppose the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax that will go into effect in 2018, the American public appears to dislike the provision as well.

In latest hearing, provider groups come out swinging against insurer mergers

During the third of three recent hearings on consolidation in the healthcare industry, representatives from the provider community made it clear that they are not going to let the pending health insurer mergers go down without a fight.  

Privacy concerns arise when wellness programs share data with vendors

There are major privacy concerns about workplace wellness programs that share employees' information with outside vendors, according to a report by  Kaiser Health News.

Why constant communication will be vital to post-ICD-10 transition success

Continuous communication and education, particularly for coders, will be key to ensuring a successful transition to ICD-10, according to various stakeholders speaking this week at the American Healthcare Information Management Association's annual meeting in New Orleans.

Clinton joins call to repeal ACA's Cadillac tax

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  announced Tuesday that she is in favor of repealing the hotly debated Cadillac tax, which places a 40 percent tariff on individual health insurance plans that cost more than $10,200 a year and family plans that cost more than $27,500 starting in 2018.   

Physician leaders have their work cut out in reducing unnecessary care

Most physician leaders--92 percent--back the importance of reducing unnecessary care that is not evidence-based, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis.

5 reasons to make peace with ICD-10

I think it was about a year ago that my children came home from school, and something or a series of somethings triggered one of our worst collective blowout-meltdowns of all time. I don't...

6 steps to prevent injuries from falls

A new Joint Commission alert details six actions healthcare facilities should take to prevent falls resulting in injury. 

Membership models appeal to nearly half of PCPs, survey finds

Citing frustrations with third-party payers and inadequate time to spend with patients, nearly half (46 percent) of primary care physicians who participated in a recent survey said they would consider transitioning to direct pay, concierge or other membership models in the next three years.  

MGMA: Practices' technology costs, NPP use on the rise

The cost of doing business is on the rise for medical practices nationwide, with much of that expense being driven by the need to adopt new technologies, according to the Medical Group Management Association's (MGMA)  2015 Cost and Revenue Survey.