June 21st, 2017

CMS gives more small practices a pass on MACRA

Modern Healthcare, 6/20/17

Physician practices with less than $90,000 in Medicare revenue or fewer than 200 unique Medicare patients per year would be exempt under the new draft rule released Tuesday. 

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June 12th, 2017

How to measure up for value-based care

Medical Economics, 6/10/17

Peer comparisons and benchmarking through specialty registries are essential for physicians as healthcare transitions to value-based payment models.

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May 22nd, 2017

Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives

Advisen, 5/22/17

Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn.

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How to protect your practice when data breach hits a partner

Medical Economics, 4/10/17

A cyberattack affecting nearly 200 hospitals, clinics and independent practices—exposing an estimated 3.9 million records—occurred in 2015 when systems at NoMoreClipboard, an online patient portal and personal health record provider, were compromised.

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April 10th, 2017

Study: Physicians spend 50% of their day on ‘desktop medicine’

Becker’s Hospital Review, 4/4/17

A study in Health Affairs investigated how physicians split their time between patient visits and computer tasks.

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April 10th, 2017

One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects

The New York Times, 4/4/17

One in 10 pregnant women in the continental United States with a confirmed Zika infection had a baby with brain damage or other serious birth defects, according to the most comprehensive report to date on American pregnancies during the Zika crisis.

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April 10th, 2017

Minter voted N.C. Doctor of the Year

Times-News, 4/2/17

The N.C. Medical Society has named Dr. Karin Minter of Burlington Pediatrics its 2017 Doctor of the Year.

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March 30th, 2017

Fewer medical malpractice lawsuits succeed, but payouts are up

CBS News, 3/28/17
The rate of paid medical malpractice claims in the United States has declined significantly, dropping nearly 56 percent between 1992 and 2014, researchers report.

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March 30th, 2017

CDC reports 7 more babies born with Zika defects

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, 3/24/17
Seven more babies have been born in the United States with Zika-related birth defects, raising the total to 54 and reflecting a steep rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday in an update.
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March 28th, 2017

AMA, MGMA and 85 other medical groups urge CMS to reduce EHR and meaningful use burden on doctors

HealthcareITNews, 3/23/17
The American Medical Association, the Medical Group Management Association and dozens of other healthcare organizations have called on that the federal government reduce the burden and penalties associated with EHRs, meaningful use, the Physician Quality Reporting System and Value-Based Payment Modifier.

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