How to win physician confidence in remote patient monitoring programs

How to win physician confidence in remote patient monitoring programs

COVID-19 has spurred telehealth and remote patient monitoring adoption across the United States, with 36 percent of the US consumers now using telehealth to replace healthcare visits. While this has created an opportunity for health systems to digitally transform their

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Hospital buy-ups of physician practices under fresh FTC scrutiny

Hospital buy-ups of physician practices under fresh FTC scrutiny

Dive Brief: The Federal Trade Commission sent orders to six health insurance companies to obtain patient-level claims data for inpatient, outpatient, and physician services from 2015 to 2020, the agency said Thursday. The FTC wants to figure out how hospitals’

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Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73

Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73

“He dictated that whole letter,” he told CNN. “I didn’t write that letter.”Harold Nelson Bornstein was born on March 3, 1947, in New York City to Dr. Jacob and Maida (Seltzer) Bornstein. From an early age he wanted to be

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Congress recalibrates Medicare Physician Fee Schedule after lobbying

Older adults at 'ground zero' during COVID-19 pandemic

After a lobbying frenzy that pitted primary care providers against specialty physicians, Congress decided to recalibrate the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in its latest stimulus and government funding bill.CMS decided to give primary care providers a pay boost in the

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CMS finalizes 2021 physician fee schedule: 5 health IT-related takeaways

Price transparency rule finalized, but insurers say it will not rein in costs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the final physician fee schedule for 2021 yesterday. The 2,165-page final rule covers several updates, including a new physician fee schedule conversion factor of $32.41 for next year, down from $36.09 in

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Physician fee-schedule changes could upend compensation, experts say

Encompass Health offering $400 million in bonds as part of $700 million refinancing

Providers should evaluate their operations and compensation plans to get ready for CMS’ looming 2021 physician fee schedule, experts said.The proposed rule would lower the fee schedule’s conversion factor from $36.09 to $32.26, a decrease of $3.83 or 10.6%. It

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Blue Shield of California-backed Altais acquires physician group

California hits million COVID-19 cases

Blue Shield of California-backed venture Altais completed its acquisition of Brown & Toland Physicians, a 2,700-physician group in the San Francisco Bay Area, the organizations announced Wednesday. Altais Clinical Services, which is a division of the healthcare services startup that

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[Sponsored] The ‘Magic’ Behind Expediting Physician Signatures

Amedisys Floats Future Innovation Plans, Details COVID-19 Costs

For home health agencies struggling to complete claims documentation required to secure payments and provide much needed cash flow, obtaining physician signatures continues to hold them back. Under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), claims documentation must now be done in

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