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Cheating the system

The controversial practice of using electronic health record (EHR) systems to “upcode” Medicare claims has attracted the attention of policymakers and triggered targeted audits by the Department [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Health Policy Journal Club

The next Health Policy Journal Club will be today, October 14, 2014 at 7pm. Oporto Cafe 3833 Richmond Ave, Houston, Texas 77027 “A Comparison Of Hospital Administrative Costs In Eight Nations: [...]

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

ACA 2014 Update [Podcast]

Drs. Seth Treuger and Matt Pirotte recorded an update on the Affordable Care Act provisions and what medical students should know. I suppose that means that doctors should know that too. Please [...]

October 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

ER Closures & Mortality at Nearby Hospitals

There has been an increase in demand for emergency care in the U.S., yet access to emergency rooms is diminishing. From 1996 to 2009, annual visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) increased by 51% [...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bundled payment experiment fails

As stakeholders implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), innovative payment models are developing faster than practical applications. Bundled payments, defined as “a fixed payment that covers the [...]

October 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

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