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Chris Mazzolini
Patient data security risks climb with ACA rollout
While healthcare organizations have decreased the number of breaches of patient data and improved their ability to control the costs associated with data breaches, healthcare reform has increased the risk to patient privacy, according to a study.
Shifting reimbursement models: The risks and rewards for primary care
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) places primary care physicians front and center in the mission to improve the health of Americans, and lower overall healthcare costs. But new ACA-derived payment models that reward value, not volume, are driving skepticism and uncertainty among physicians.
President Obama's 2015 budget calls for funding boost to pay, train primary care doctors
President Barack Obama is proposing increased funding toward medical school programs for internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine in his 2015 budget proposal.
House passes SGR repeal bill, includes delay to individual insurance mandate
Legislation that will change Medicare’s SGR passed through the House of Representatives on Friday, though an amendment that delays a penalty for the individual mandate of the ACA is causing Democrats to oppose the bill.
The top 10 medical schools for primary care, according to U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report released its rankings for the best U.S. medical schools for primary care.
CMS seeks physician input on transforming clinical practices
Physician comments will be used in designing a model for the transformation of a clinical practice, CMS says.
Primary care doctors focused on effciency, emerging business models
A new survey of American physicians show that the vast majority are struggling to engage their patients, cope with impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and deal with changing reimbursement models.
2015 edition EHR criteria released
This is the first time ONC has proposed an edition of certification criteria separate from Meaningful Use regulations.
CMS to give physicians more flexibility to meet Meaningful Use 2, scale back Meaningful Use 3
CMS to give physicians more flexibility to meet Meaningful Use 2, scale back Meaningful Use 3
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced changes to stage 2 and stage 3 of the Meaningful Use (MU) program designed to ease the burden on physicians already coping with many regulatory burdens.
Survey shows patients in many cities wait weeks for appointments
For primary care physicians, the average appointment wait time was 19.5 days across metropolitan areas.