This Week in Healthcare: May 17th, 2013

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May 18th, 2013
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Prescription Drugs: The High Costs of High Costs

The high cost of prescription drugs is a huge financial burden on patients and can have a negative impact on their health. One-fifth of American adults ask their doctors to prescribe a cheaper medication than the first choice, and 13% of adults 18-64 turn down prescribed medications because of cost.

Patient Reviews and Ratings Impact Providers

Patients are actively seeking reviews and ratings to make healthcare decisions. Patient satisfaction scores, provider reviews and social media sites are all playing a part in the decision-making process and have the potential to have a significant financial impact on providers.

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Health IT

Health plans prepare edge servers for HIXs

After Stage 3 meaningful use, how will you sustain the program?

Time to Marry Health IT and Medical Homes

Why Health IT Security Grows More Complex


Health Costs

High hospital bills go public, but will it help?

Hospital Billing Varies Widely -- But Quality Has Nothing To Do With It

Medicare private plans overpaid $282 billion

Obamacare Is Already Forcing Private Insurers To Lower Their Premiums

"Our Healthcare system is basically "an economic unit roughly the size of France" Forbes

Covering the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care

100 largest corporations defined benefit pensions faced a $37 billion decrease in funded status in April

Pills Tracked From Doctor to Patient to Aid Drug Marketing


Healthcare Reform

State Decisions on Health Insurance Exchanges and the Medicaid Expansion

Health Perks Geared To Top Workers Could Trigger Penalties Under Health Law

Value-based payments picking up steam

[VIDEO] ADP helps you navigate the changing landscape of Healthcare Reform

CMS won't fine hospitals in states slow to expand Medicaid

With or without Medicaid expansion, healthcare access at risk

The IRS' Role In The Health Law Comes Under Scrutiny. We break it down



Analysis examines quality measures

The Problem-Oriented Medical Record

Patient-centered design for hospitals

Dual Coding for ICD-10 Prep: Worth the Work?

Healthcare shift spurs innovation

Struggle continues over expanded role for nurses

Innovative healthcare initiative gets employees walking w/ simple fun


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