In a Health Affairs blog and an Inside Angle podcast discussion, the health policy expert, physician and self-styled contrarian, Bob Berenson explains why the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines […]
Gordon Moore: Welcome to the Inside Angle Podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host. And today, I’m speaking with Robert Berenson. He is a physician who joined the Urban Institute […]
The new year is upon us: Are you ready for the 2019 Value-Based Purchasing Program? Eric Sorenson and Cheryl Manchenton will help you get up to speed.
As of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post their prices on the internet for patients to review. The intent is to provide patients with price transparency and allow them to […]
MedPAC is the nonpartisan advisory group that provides advice to Congress (and CMS). Although not mandatory, MedPAC recommendations are taken seriously and may be implemented by CMS through regulation or […]
The online portal Dictionary describes healthcare as “noun; the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services”. Interesting that it does not mention […]
Between 2011 and 2013, 31 out of 38 patients treated by the same neurosurgeon in the Dallas area were left paralyzed, seriously injured or dead. The neurosurgeon became known as […]
In my previous blog, I took a hard look at the impact of mental health and substance abuse on hospital readmissions, especially the torrent of patients with these issues coming […]
Gordon Moore: Hello, and welcome to the 3M Health Information Systems Inside Angle podcast. My name is Gordon Moore, and I’m your host. Today, I’m talking with Mike Fay. He’s […]
Consumer-directed health care is the idea that a person armed with good information will select the right services from the best provider of that service and this will translate to […]
Many eligible U.S. hospitals will be penalized for readmissions this year. What are the top three initial admissions that lead to preventable readmissions?
My physician neighbor works in several urban emergency departments where mental illness and substance abuse cases run rampant. When I ask him about the impact on readmissions, he lights up: […]