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. ...Read More
|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 |
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.
|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.
|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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|Overnight Healthcare: Inside the chaotic fight for ObamaCare|
Exactly nine years after President Obama launched his White House bid, we've got a fresh look at the bitter fight behind his signature domestic achievement:Less than 48 hours before the final vote on the Affordable Care Act, President Obama was... Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:08 pm CST
|HHS considering action on drug patents over high prices|
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Wednesday that her department is considering issuing guidelines on an executive action known as “march-in rights” as a way to fight high drug prices. At a Ways and Means Committee hearing... Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 4:02 pm CST
|Planned Parenthood targets Kasich after New Hampshire win|
Planned Parenthood is unleashing paid ads against GOP presidential contender John Kasich, casting him as an anti-abortion extremist who defunded women’s health centers across his home state of Ohio, including a rape crisis center.The group’s... Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 2:23 pm CST