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Paul Nicolaus
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How do physicians care for the digitally isolated?
How do physicians care for the digitally isolated?
Although some patients are already harnessing the capabilities of new and emerging technologies enabled by high-speed internet, others are missing out.
Cybersecurity finally becoming healthcare priority
Cybersecurity finally becoming healthcare priority
When it comes to investing in IT and data security, the healthcare field has been known to lag behind other business sectors. That underspending, coupled with the massive shift from paper to digital records in recent years, has put the industry in some crosshairs.
Clinical stage at diagnosis could affect melanoma survival
NYU researchers suggest a difference in the tumor progression of stage IV melanoma patients based on the initial clinical stage at original diagnosis.
Silver shows promise in early wound treatment
An expert debunks common myths and considers future possibilities for the use of topical nanosilver in wound healing.
False Claims Act penalties to double
False Claims Act penalties to double
False Claims Act (FCA) penalties are set to steepen as the Justice Department has revamped the amount healthcare providers must pay for violations.
CMS heeds concerns, allows ACOs to join CPC+
CMS heeds concerns, allows ACOs to join CPC+
New strides toward better care and spending can stir up plenty of blowback along the way, but CMS has shown a willingness to listen and adjust, this time by allowing ACOs to jump aboard the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) train – an initiative with the potential to impact up to 5,000 practices, 20,000 providers and 25 million patients.
Medicare Part B drug pay proposal could undergo revision
Medicare Part B drug pay proposal could undergo revision
Following a flood of criticism from the pharmaceutical lobby, medical societies, patient groups and members of Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it may make some adjustments to its Medicare Part B drug pay proposal.