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Operating costs associated with technology mushroomed by close to 34 percent over the past five years for physician-owned, multispecialty practices, with nearly 12 percent of the increase taking place in 2014. ...Read More

 



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Doctors’ Technology Costs Swell | Non-physician providers, Affordable Care Act, Medical Group Management Association, electronic health record
Doctors’ Technology Costs Swell
Operating costs associated with technology mushroomed by close to 34 percent over the past five years for physician-owned, multispecialty practices, with nearly 12 percent of the increase taking place in 2014.
 
World’s First Virtual Care Center Launched  | Mercy, Virtual Care Center, Bishop Edward Rice, St. Louis Archdiocese, nonprofit Catholic health system, Chesterfield, St. Louis, Mercy SafeWatch, Rena Brewer, Global Partnership for Telehealth, Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center, Dr. Randall Moore, Sisters of Mercy, Lynn Britton, Shannon Sock.
World’s First Virtual Care Center Launched
Accelerating Telehealth  

ST. LOUIS, MO — Last month, Mercy unveiled the world’s first Virtual Care Center in the heartland of America. Bishop Edward Rice of the St. Louis Archdiocese officially blessed the nonprofit Catholic health system’s newest facility Oct. 6 in Chesterfield, Mo., a suburb located 15 miles west of St. Louis.


 
LHA Picked for Second Round of Patient Safety Program | Louisiana Hospital Association, Hospital Engagement Network, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Ken Alexander, Oakdale Community Hospital
LHA Picked for Second Round of Patient Safety Program
The Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation has again been chosen to take part in a federal effort to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and hospital readmissions.
 
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LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: Changes Coming Soon for Medicaid Providers
Beginning Dec. 1, 2015, Louisiana Medicaid is changing the way members get behavioral health services (mental illness and substance use treatment). All Medicaid members will get their behavioral health services through a Bayou Health Plan. If they are not already enrolled in Bayou Health, they will be enrolled in a Plan before Dec. 1, 2015 to get medical behavioral health services. DHH's current contract with Magellan will end on Nov. 30, 2015.
 
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PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Philip Ralidis, DO | Dr. Philip Ralidis, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, eastern indigo snake
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Philip Ralidis, DO
Wild about Reptiles

At age 7, Philip Ralidis found his first salamander while living in rural Long Island, N.Y. This small, crawling creature totally enraptured him. Thus began his passion for herpetology – the study of amphibians and reptiles.


 
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