Daniel R. Verdon
MOC: An examination of costs and impact to physicians
Maintenance of certification is considered onerous, expensive and its impact on patient outcomes is debatable. The controversy surrounding it has triggered new policy action from the American Medical Association.
New patient physician visits slump in spite of ACA expansion; Medicaid increases
Despite millions of Americans purchasing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new patient visits declined in the first five months.
Home health monitoring: Could this data wave drown physicians?
The coming wave of biosensors and wearable devices will be a great benefit to doctors--provided they can make use of the data in a meaningful way.
Must-see remote patient monitoring gadgets
As millions of dollars in venture capital pour into the development of remote patient monitoring technologies, these devices, available now or in development, could have profound effects on the ways physicians communicate with, schedule, monitor and engage patients. In this photo gallery, Medical Economics introduces you to several remote patient monitoring devices with interesting applications.
Significant Medicare coding errors signal need for physician education, OIG says
Nearly 42% of Medicare claims for evaluation and management services are incorrectly coded, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General.
An update on EHRs certified for Meaningful Use 2 in April
In recent months, close to 65 electronic health record (EHR) systems have been certified to meet Meaningful Use 2 criteria for complete EHR systems.
(Slideshow) Scope of practice debate in primary care spreads to 8 states
Primary care shortages lead many states to reform laws that restrict midlevels
ACP calls for major reform of medical liability in the post-ACA era
Fear of litigation is driving up the cost of healthcare, and it should be the catalyst to fix a broken medical liability system, according to a position paper released by the American College of Physicians during its annual meeting in Orlando.
An update on EHRs certified for Meaningful Use 2
In recent months, close to 50 electronic health record (EHR) systems have been certified to meet meaningful use 2 criteria for complete EHR systems, bringing the total number of certified vendors to 81 as of early March 2014. Download a copy of the list.
ONC's DeSalvo issues next health IT challenge: Build interoperable EHR systems
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo challenged thousands of HIT professionals at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando to work collaboratively to build a truly interoperable EHR system.