This Week in Healthcare: February 8th, 2013

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February 8th, 2013
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This Week in Healthcare: February 8th, 2013

PPACA & ERISA: Regulation of Self-Funded Plans

Self-funded plans are able to realize significant cost savings and develop more flexible health plan designs due to the exemptions they receive from state and federal regulation. A growing number of employers are beginning to reap these financial and legal benefits by choosing to sponsor self-funded health plans and assume the financial risk of their employees’ medical claims themselves.


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Health IT

EHRs may help determine highest and best use of ICUs

More and more states introducing bills to break barriers to telehealth

The Rise of Chronic Disease Costs and Future of Healthcare Mobile Technology

Despite Potential Benefits, Medicare Is Slow to Utilize TeleHealth

Online Tool Docket Wrench Tracks Health IT Policy Influencers

5 ways to succeed at BYOD

ONC working on goals to align patient engagement with consumer-focused health IT

Check out the 2013 EHR Incentive Program Changes for Eligible Professionals

Making meaningful use about more than IT


Healthcare Reform

Major health systems in the HIX exchange will change insurance landscape; can it contain costs?

Federal health officials allow Florida to enroll Medicaid Recipients Into Private Plans

Patient Centered Medical Homes: What it Takes for PCMH Accreditation Part 1

Hospitals try house calls to cut costs and readmissions

4 risk factors to understand since HIPAA final rule on privacy and security


Healthcare Costs

2011 HCCI By The Numbers Infographic

Insurers Are Paying Claims Faster, But Are Denying More

Getting Pay-For-Performance Right

Nurse practitioners may save costs, extend practice in the ER

Sophisticated companies can turn comparative effectiveness into "competitive" effectiveness

Consumer health costs trend taking up smaller and smaller parts of health-spending

For consumers, price isn't just a financial factor



How Malpractice Insurance Can Help You

6 innovations with the potential to make doctors' offices more efficient

ICD-10 Budgeting: Account for direct and indirect ICD-10 transition costs

What you need to know about homecare aides

Alternative business models keep primary care doctors in business and thriving

SGR Repeal Bill Favors Primary Care




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