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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|Rubio budget win is dealing heavy blow to ObamaCare|
Sen. Marco Rubio may have dealt the biggest blow in the GOP’s five-year war against ObamaCare.A 2014 budget measure inspired by the Florida senator and presidential hopeful is pushing some insurers to drop out of the ObamaCare exchanges, experts say... Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 5:12 pm CST
|O'Malley unveils healthcare plan as he looks to revive campaign|
Vowing to crack down on the nation’s pharmaceutical industry while expanding coverage to 95 percent of all people, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley on Tuesday laid out his healthcare plan.The former Maryland governor pledged to... Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:00 am CST
|GOP senators press Obama on prescription drug imports|
Two top Republicans are urging the Obama administration to open up access to imported prescription drugs to prevent steep hikes in drug prices.Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and John McCain (Ariz.) sent a letter on Monday asking Health and Human... Posted Monday, November 23, 2015 4:55 pm CST