CMS proposes 6.1% cut in Medicare For Doctors in January 2011 – One More Reason To Have A Permanent Fix CMS proposes 6.1% cut in Medicare For Doctors in January 2011 – One More Reason To Have A Permanent Fix

Thank goodness Congress acted and gave the extension until December 1st, but we have the other side ...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

John Glaser VP and CIO of Partners Healthcare Leaving  - New Job:  CEO Siemens Health Services Business Unit John Glaser VP and CIO of Partners Healthcare Leaving - New Job: CEO Siemens Health Services Business Unit

It sounds like Dr. Blumenthal might be looking for a new adviser soon, although there’s some time he...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Prescription Solutions Launches Clinical Vantage(SM) – Algorithmic Software Web Client Settings For Risk Management and Cost Control Prescription Solutions Launches Clinical Vantage(SM) – Algorithmic Software Web Client Settings For Risk Management and Cost Control

I believe I am reading this correctly but if you are a member of a company, HMO or otherwise that u...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross Security Breach Occurred During System Upgrade – Information Accessed by Attorneys Looking for Information Relative to Lawsuits With Carrier Anthem Blue Cross Security Breach Occurred During System Upgrade – Information Accessed by Attorneys Looking for Information Relative to Lawsuits With Carrier

As the world of health care data revolves, this is an interesting case with attorneys being the culp...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Bravo Health Expanding to Hire 200 Workers – Medicare Part D Company That Made A Billion in Profits in 2009 Bravo Health Expanding to Hire 200 Workers – Medicare Part D Company That Made A Billion in Profits in 2009

In the future Medicare Part D contributions will be dwindling from the government, so how do they an...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Miami-Dade Mercy Hospital Bought by For Profit HCA – One More “Non Profit” Joins “For Profit” Ranks Miami-Dade Mercy Hospital Bought by For Profit HCA – One More “Non Profit” Joins “For Profit” Ranks

Mercy Hospital is the last Catholic hospital in the Miami area and with keeping the Catholic healthc...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Doctors At Coney Island Hospital Voted 96-19 In Favor of Joining the Service Employees Union Doctors At Coney Island Hospital Voted 96-19 In Favor of Joining the Service Employees Union

Last October doctors organized in Chicago.  Coney Island as well as the hospital in Chicago are both...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Aetna Withdraws Request To Raise Rate in California -  Complicated Internal Algorithm Errors Aetna Withdraws Request To Raise Rate in California - Complicated Internal Algorithm Errors

Well first we had Blue Cross with errors and now Aetna, so perhaps their own algorithms are getting ...

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Medicare Payment For Doctors Extended Until November – A Permanent Fix Before Turkey Day Would be Grand Medicare Payment For Doctors Extended Until November – A Permanent Fix Before Turkey Day Would be Grand

We now have one more extension approved by Congress and in addition to being the month for Thanksgiv...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Patient Illness/Emergency Simulation at the Stanford University Goodman Center Patient Illness/Emergency Simulation at the Stanford University Goodman Center

This is pretty neat as when errors are made they are allowed to play out with an unintentional conse...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Private Equity Firms And Hospital Buy Outs – More Projected to Come Along And Payer Technology Firms Too Private Equity Firms And Hospital Buy Outs – More Projected to Come Along And Payer Technology Firms Too

The deal shoppers are not looking for those with efficient operations but rather those on the other ...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Study on Pill Bottle Shows Promise - Additional “Data for Sale”  With Compliance Technology? Study on Pill Bottle Shows Promise - Additional “Data for Sale” With Compliance Technology?

I try to see both side of this coin and yes having reminders and helpers is not a bad thing at all, ...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Community Hospital of Long Beach Becomes a Part of Memorial Care Community Hospital of Long Beach Becomes a Part of Memorial Care

A few days ago I posted about the 2 hospitals being in talks and it appears the acquisition has take...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alliance of Specialty Medicine Group Meeting With Congress Relative to Patient Access and Medicare Fix Alliance of Specialty Medicine Group Meeting With Congress Relative to Patient Access and Medicare Fix

This adds more support to a permanent fix for the Medicare compensation fix too, a good thing.  Perh...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nortel Asks Federal Court In Bankruptcy Proceedings for Permission to Terminate Insurance Coverage for More Than 4000 Retirees Nortel Asks Federal Court In Bankruptcy Proceedings for Permission to Terminate Insurance Coverage for More Than 4000 Retirees

Nortel filed for bankruptcy in January of 2009.  The company has arranged for the retirees and depen...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

President Obama Message to Insurers – Time to Dump Risk Management Algorithms That Are No Longer Legal President Obama Message to Insurers – Time to Dump Risk Management Algorithms That Are No Longer Legal

This is basically it in a nutshell, some of those mathematical formulas are no more.  When you list...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

CCHIT Requests Application to Become ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body CCHIT Requests Application to Become ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body

With the recent news we may have been wondering where CCHIT, the body that has been certifying medic...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne Is Having His Genome Sequenced And Has A New Gig As a UK Healthcare Journalist Ozzy Osbourne Is Having His Genome Sequenced And Has A New Gig As a UK Healthcare Journalist

This could lead to some very interesting information, that is if Ozzy decides to share his informati...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What is a Creative Technologist – Hybrid Executives - We Have a Big Shortage in Healthcare What is a Creative Technologist – Hybrid Executives - We Have a Big Shortage in Healthcare

I have often talked about the need for “hybrids” in healthcare technology and I found the answer wit...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nuance Acquires ShapeWriter Touchscreen Technology With Continuous Touch Keyboard Input Nuance Acquires ShapeWriter Touchscreen Technology With Continuous Touch Keyboard Input

This is a little different from how we pretty much recognize Nuance with their expertise in speech ...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
 
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