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Are We Wasting $15 Billion on Quality Reporting?

In a new study, the national cost of quality reporting for physician practices has been estimated. The results are not surprising: a lot of time and money is spent collecting and reporting data that practices do not find meaningful. Source: Lion [...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

ICU Telemedicine Better at Saving Lives

Telemedicine is all the rage for policymakers looking for solutions to access issues, especially in rural and underserved communities. Implementation of telemedicine in practice has run into a number of barriers, including lack of evidence on [...]

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Minorities more likely to be Readmitted

Prevention of hospital readmissions serves as one of the primary metrics for quality improvement under the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began levying penalties for hospitals that had 30-day [...]

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Delivery System Reforms: Delivering Value?

Restructuring health care delivery to reduce costs and improve quality is a fundamental part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a response to the long history of high domestic healthcare spending with suboptimal outcomes. In fact, the ACA mandated [...]

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Are We There Yet?

In 2004, President George W. Bush launched an initiative to provide all Americans with electronic health records (EHR) by 2014. In 2009, Congress passed the HITECH Act, providing $30 billion to help get there. But as 2015 concludes, we have yet to [...]

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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