This Week In Healthcare: October 5th, 2012

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October 5th, 2012
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PayerFusion Articles


10 Drivers of Unsustainable Healthcare Costs

At nearly 18% of GDP and growing, the current level of healthcare spending in the US is simply unsustainable. 10 factors that are widely accepted to be drivers of healthcare costs are highlighted in this post.

Accessibility & Cost Savings Through Telemedicine

Telemedicine has been used for over 40 years to provide greater access to healthcare services in rural areas but recently; there has been exponential growth in this area. In this article we provide an overview of telemedicine and it's potential to increase access to specialized medical services, reduce costs and improve our healthcare system.


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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Providers & Payers must play 'nice' to improve population health

The Accountable Care Organization: Opportunity > Threat

Medical Billing

5 Most Common Medical Billing Mistakes & Errors

Urgent Care is one of the fastest growing specialties, & urgent care medical billing becomes more complex

Federal Government Charges 91 Individuals for Medicare Fraud

Health IT

Mobile health market sees enormous growth

Nearly half of US physician groups plan to join a HIE, according to survey

5 Reasons Americans should want EHRs

4 telemedicine lessons Third World can teach industrialized countries

Interoperability issues keep clinicians from sharing health info electronically

Verizon releases a portfolio of cloud-based storage solutions tailored for the healthcare market

Lessons 3rd World Countries can teach industrialized countries


Oct 1st marked the start of Medicare's Pay-For-Performance & Penalties on Avoidable Readmissions

1,422 hospitals will see higher readmission penalties after Medicare corrects error

Hospitals need networks to prevent readmissions

Transitional Care Models that Combat Readmissions

Healthcare Costs

Medical claim prices keep rising

Documentary films put the focus on healthcare

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