This Week in Healthcare: April 5th, 2013

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April 5th, 2013
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Healthcare Fraud Examples

Health care fraud costs the country over $80 billion a year according to the FBI. While the majority of healthcare providers are honest, some purposely abuse the healthcare system for financial gain.

Healthcare Waste by Category

The amount of healthcare waste totaled $765 billion and 30% of the $2.5 trillion spent on healthcare delivery in 2009. The Institute of Medicine categorized waste into six general categories, from excessive administrative costs to unnecessary services.

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Health IT

Should Patients Be Allowed To Access Their Physicians EHRs? Weighing The Pros And Cons

Here come the HIPAA audits, security expert says

Healthcare IT Part IV: Medical Dashboards and Data Visualization

Benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Private HIEs or Public HIEs: Which one likely to lead?

Is your EHR ready for the ADA?

5 reasons to consider clinical analytics

Questions about how to implement a Telemedicine program at your hospital?

What patients want from mobile apps


Healthcare Reform

NEW infographic: Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act

Mississippi First State to Have Health Insurance Exchange Rejected

With New Codes in Place, Care Coordination Services Expected to Proliferate in 2013

Practice Redesign Isn’t Going To Erase The Primary Care Shortage

New EHR bill would tweak MU requirements

Ordering/Referring by Verified Providers Only. Phase 2 begins 5/2/13! Claims Will Be Denied

CMS updates 2014 meaningful use hospital clinical quality measures


Healthcare Costs

2% Medicare cuts kick in today

States consider HIX funding options

The movement for medical price transparency is happening

Report: 1.5 million in N.Y. eligible for health care tax credit



ACOs are increasingly on patients' team, aiming for better care, lower costs

A new system determines if patients are at high risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge

Nurse understaffing impacts quality of care, leads to increased infections

Kaiser leads on HMO care, Cigna & UnitedHealth score well on PPO in California's annual report card


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