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Kinective HealthTech takes its technology to a broader market PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 08:20

A healthcare IT company that has spent several years helping facilitate organ and tissue transplants is expanding its telemedicine services.

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Alaskan Healthcare IT Lessons Learned PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 08:13

I'm back from Alaska and I'll post several blogs about my Healthcare IT and personal experiences in the 49th state.

Alaska faces many healthcare challenges given its large area (663,268 sq mi) and population of 710,231 residents (as per the 2010 US Census), approximately half of which live in the Anchorage metropolitan area, making Alaska the least densely populated state. Roads are limited, making boat and small plane the only means of transportation to many locations, especially in the western portion of the state.

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CMS proposes fee schedule with 30% physician pay cut PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 08:12

Because it's required to release a proposed fee schedule that reflects current law, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed rule, released on July 1, includes a 29.5 percent cut to physician fees for 2012. This proposed cut represents the 11th of its kind based on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which the American Medical Association and other physician groups say should be overhauled as part of the deficit reduction process. Changing the formula would cost an estimated $300 billion, with the figure rising with each passing year.

"This payment cut would have serious consequences, and we cannot and will not allow it to happen," said Dr. Donald M. Berwick, CMS administrator, in a statement. "We need a permanent SGR fix to solve this problem once and for all. That's why the President's budget and his fiscal framework call for averting these cuts and why we are determined to pass and implement a permanent and sustainable fix."

In addition, CMS has prop...

5 tips for medical practice websites PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 08:00

Websites are "the new storefront” these days, and medical practices should not be missing out on the opportunity, says one expert. However, he points out that they "are a constant evolution,” and so it's important to "lay the right foundation.”

Mike Cuesta, director of marketing at CareCloud, a Web-based medical practice management software firm in Miami, offered some tips for medical practices when it comes to creating and maintaining websites.

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Most physicians don't see PAs as major liability risks PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 07:53
More than 80% of doctors say physician assistants are no more likely to be sued than they are, a survey finds.
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