This Week in Healthcare: April 19th, 2013

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April 19th, 2013
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Kaiser’s March 2013 ACA Tracking Poll

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released their March 2013 Tracking Poll on the Affordable Care Act. The poll findings show that most Americans are unclear how the health law will affect them and don’t realize their state’s decision on Medicaid Expansion.

The Decline of Employer Sponsored Health Benefits

The availability of employer-sponsored insurance has fallen by about 10% in the past decade. Reports suggest the decline in employer-sponsored insurance is based on declining  job availability and a sharp increase in the cost of insurance premiums.

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Health IT

Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances EPHS How it benefits you

Vets mostly found benefits in PHRs

UnitedHealth teams with providers to evaluate medical devices

More Providers Used Electronic Prescribing in 2012

ONC forges partnership for HIE standards

64% of physicians reported that an EHR alerted them to a medication error. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Personal Smartphones: A Ticking HIPAA/HITECH Time Bomb?

HIPAA data breach prevention tips for health care IT leaders

Florida Blue targets interoperability


Health Costs

Consumer Groups Fear Patients Could Be Hit With Large Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Global E-Prescribing Market To Reach $794M by 2017

User Fees for Electronic Health Records?

Why Do Some States Spend More on Health Care?

Doctors Go Shopping: Price Comparisons Lead MDs to Lower Testing Costs


Healthcare Reform

Successfully starting a direct pay practice: Trickle up economics

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act is here: Are you ready?

Worries rise on insurance exchanges

Doctor-owned hospitals prosper under ACA

What most Americans think are the top-priority for PPACA implementation

ACA spurs healthcare investment

NEW: Brief examines need for consumer assistance under ACA & potential issues for implementation

Is the ‘Private Option’ a Realistic Plan For Medicaid?



Female doctors more positive than males

Hospitals Lobby Hard for Medicaid Expansion

Better patient care sometimes starts with...the patient! "Health literacy leads to better outcomes"


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