This Week in Healthcare: January 25th, 2013

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January 25th, 2013
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PayerFusion Articles

Primary Care: The foundation of a strong healthcare system

A solid and well-equipped primary care foundation is of key importance to developing a better healthcare system. In health systems and communities across the world, utilization of primary care is shown to lead to better overall health outcomes, reduce inappropriate utilization, promote a focus on preventative care and reduce hospital readmission.

Bundled Payment Models for Acute & Post-Acute Care

The growing use of bundled payments in the US healthcare system will likely continue and is being seen as a key strategy improve quality and reduce costs.  A bundled payment, also known as an episode based payment, is a single payment that covers care delivered by two or more providers during a single episode of care for a defined period of time.

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Health IT

EHR Adoption by Family Physicians Has Reached Nearly 70%, Study Finds

6 new telehealth centers in the works

3 tips for safeguarding against data breaches

HIE: The power, the glory, the challenge

7 Big Data Solutions Try To Reshape Healthcare

Could Technology Replace Up to 80% of What Doctors Do?[INFOGRAPHIC]

Telemedicine for all

Florida ACO looks to cut readmissions with telemonitoring

Report: About 300K patients were remotely monitored in 2012

This tipsheet shows which changes to EHR Incentive Program Stage 1 meaningful use measures begin in 2013

Three States Connect via Direct Messaging

How HIPAA final rule and meaningful use could drive data security

Health data breach at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital


Medicare & Medicaid

Kaiser study finds Medicaid coverage gaps in U.S. states

Medicare Will Pay for Obesity Screening and Therapy


Healthcare Reform

The power of pharmacists in reducing readmissions

HIPAA schmippaa: 4 parts to HIPAA final rule on Privacy and Security

2013 brings 15 ACA provisions into implementation mode – see those in effect now with our timeline

A great tool for seeing which health plans will be offered in which states, check out

New HIPAA Rules Fortify Patient Privacy

New HIPAA rule, and MU expected to drive tighter security

Educational Strategy for ICD-10: The Right Mix of Options is Just What the Doctor Ordered

New GME model strives to keep primary care in underserved areas


Healthcare Costs

Physicians Foundation says doctors are not leading driver of rising healthcare costs

Health plans need to take more responsibility for rising costs

FL says providing health insurance to state employees cheaper than penalties for no coverage

Capital spending expected to be tight in 2013

Should doctors' salaries be linked to patient satisfaction?

Patients need pay for performance to make informed decisions


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