This Week in Healthcare: December 14th, 2012

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December 14th, 2012
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healthcare week dec14 5 Benefits of Pay-for-Performance Initiatives

Pay-for-Performance (P4P) has provided momentum for improving the quality of care delivered to patients and reducing overall health costs. The PPACA features a wide range of P4P initiatives and pilot programs that are currently underway and showing promising signs.

HCCI’s 2011 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

HCCI recently released their second Health Care Cost and Utilization Report for year 2011. The report shows that average dollars spent on health care services rose 4.6 percent in 2011, reaching $4,547 per person.

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Health IT

ONC, CMS revise EHR Stage 2 rules

Verizon's chief seeks 'higher gear'

EHR optimization: Preparing systems for 2013

Health Data Initiative Starter Kit

What drives doctors' choice in EHRs? Turns out Meaningful Use incentives not so influential.

HHS releases several guides and videos about security and privacy of mobile devices

3 Ingredients to a successful risk assessment... Is your PHI/ePHI safeguarded?

Biggest healthcare data breaches of 2012

HHS: Exchanges 'will be ready'

Healthcare Reform

4 Essential Elements of True Health Reform

ACO explosion to come in 2013

Concierge v. Direct Practice

Is Fee-for-Service Really Dead? Really?

Leveraging clinical data to improve patient care and the bottom line


Healthcare Costs

Is there a relationship between poor patient engagement & high Healthcare Cost?

Price transparency is no longer a luxury, but a necessity

Health system pays $2M to settle unnecessary stenting claims

ACA Costs of coverage for healthcare over 20% of family income. Huge growth in most states.

Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare, Medicaid EHR payments skyrocket past $9B in November

HHS Tells States It Will Not Fund Partial Medicaid Expansion

Important Terms for Dealing with Your Medicare Provider

Medicare Silver Bullets: What’s The Best Way To Control Costs?

Why new medicare shared savings regulations are better for ACO than the 2011 regs


HIXs will transform healthcare, increase transparency, improve access, & lower costs if we get it right

More hospitals test older docs for competency

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