HealthPrize, MeadWestvaco Partner to Increase Medication Adherence

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HealthPrize Technologies, LLC and MeadWestvaco are collaborating to integrate their proven adherence solutions to provide an end-to-end program to pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy chains, and the patients they serve. As part of the partnership, MWV's calendared medication packaging will feature a link to HealthPrize's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) medication adherence and patient engagement platform. Not only will this linkage connect patients to HealthPrize's digital patient engagement
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11 Recent Trends on Advancing Patient Engagement Tools

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Advancing patient engagement can improve patient health outcomes and lay a foundation for many care coordination efforts, including meaningful use, Patient-centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Today, eClinicalWorks has released recent survey findings examining public and physician attitudes towards advances in patient engagement tools. The survey, commissioned by eClinicalWorks and conducted online by Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults, in March 2015 reveals
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Do All Physicians Oppose the Transition to ICD-10?

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Editor's Note: The Coalition for ICD-10 is a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group — hospitals, health plans, hospital and physician office coding experts, vendors, and the health information technology (HIT) community— united in support of the U.S. adoption of the ICD-10 coding standard. According to French abstract artist Robert Delaunay, “Our understanding is correlative to our perception.” Many in the healthcare community may have the perception that all physicians oppose the
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PwC Report: 5 Key Trends Fueled by the Affordable Care Act

PwC Report: 5 Key Trends Fueled by the Affordable Care Act

  In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already left an indelible mark on the $2.9 trillion health sector. By energizing five fundamental shifts, the law has accelerated the rise of a New Health Economy predicated on value, according to a new report from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI), “Five Trends to Watch as the Affordable Care Act Turns Five.” According to the PwC report, although much groundwork was laid in advance of the law’s enactment, health
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UCSF, John Muir Health Partner to Form ACO Network

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UCSF Medical Center and John Muir Health has invested in a collaborative effort, called the Bay Area ACO Network, to form a regional health care network. The goal is to provide the right care at the right time and in the most appropriate setting, whether that is the primary care physician’s office, an outpatient center or a hospital. The two health systems also have formed a new development company that will enable them to collaborate on building new medical facilities, increase the number of
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NY Gov Cuomo Approves EPCS Delay to March 2016

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On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that would postpone the deadline for doctors in the state of New York to use only electronic prescriptions to March 27, 2016 . According to lawmakers, many physicians still lack the required federal approval for their computer systems to perform electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) intended to prevent prescription fraud, Washington Times report.   “This is a victory for patient safety,” said Dr. Andrew Kleinman,
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CMS Unveils Next Generation ACO Model

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On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center (CMS Innovation Center) launched the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model of payment and care delivery initiative. The next Generation ACO Model will offer a new opportunities in accountable care designed to set predictable financial targets, enables providers and beneficiaries greater opportunities to coordinate care, and attain the highest quality standards of care. Initiative Details The
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Why the ICD-10 Dual Coding Proposal Is A Recipe for Disaster

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The Coalition for ICD-10 has issued a new position statement in response to the latest trial balloon from ICD-10 opponents, which  proposes that CMS allow a ICD-10 dual coding system approach in which small physician offices would be able to submit claims coded in either ICD-10 or ICD-9 during a transition period after Oct. 1, 2015.  Members of the Coalition are united in making the following statement: Concerns have been raised about the potential financial impact on small physician offices
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Why Healthcare Price Transparency Is So Murky

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I’ve spent the better part of the last two years trying to improve price transparency in healthcare. When my startup, Medlio, began down this path, we had a very simple vision - that consumers should be able to use their smartphones to find, connect, and transact with their healthcare providers. By "transact," I mean schedule appointments, submit medical forms and insurance information, receive an upfront estimate of the cost of the visit, make payment, and receive their data afterwards. Now,
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Has For-Profit Healthcare Destroyed The Soul of Medicine?

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The changes in medical care over the last five decades have been dramatic. Technological and scientific advances have given patients access to a level of medical diagnosis and care previously undreamed of. During this time, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided more people with the opportunity to take advantage of that care. Yet despite all that extraordinary progress towards value based healthcare something is missing, states J. Joseph Marr, MD, a retired academic
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