Benefits of an Over-The-Phone Physical Exam

September 27th 2020

Those who have avoided visiting or put off their annual physical appointments at the doctor's office due to fears of contracting COVID-19 do not have put off those appointments any longer.

FDA Updates: Approval to Treat Rare Blood Disorders; Label Change for Benzodiazepines

September 27th 2020

How the Healthcare Industry, Worker Roles will Evolve as a Result of COVID-19

September 26th 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shed light on major imbalances within the healthcare system, specifically, the supply and demand of allied health professionals, and the urgent need to invest in community-based care that prioritizes vulnerable populations.

Hospital Finances, Patient Volumes Took A Step Back in August

September 25th 2020

After three months of recovery, financial and volume indicators were off in August, according to Kaufman Halls's monthly report.

Medicare Advantage Star Ratings: The New Patient Experience Imperative for Health Plans

September 25th 2020

CMS is putting more weight on patient experience measures in its Medicare Advantage and Part D Star ratings. What health plans can do now to improve their ratings.

5 Changes That Should be Made in Oncology

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 is certainly important. But oncologists, people with cancer, and complex ecosystem of cancer care in the U.S. are grappling with other important issues such as reimbursement, distorted incentives, the implications of the massive amount of data that is available, and, of course, high costs and prices. Included are thoughts from five experts on these challenges and how they might be met.

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Increasing By 10.2% Next Year

September 25, 2020

CMS says 26.9 million beneficiaries are expected to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans in 2021.

CMS Launching Efforts To Transform Ambulance Services

September 24, 2020

CMS is taking prior authorization for frequent, non-emergency ambulance transportation nationwide and launching a model that pay ambulance services for taking patients to nonhospital facilities.

7 Actions Every Health System CFO Needs to Consider

September 24, 2020

Health systems are struggling as a result of the reduced activity of elective procedures, the loss of health coverage for many employees, and the resultant drop in billings. According to this article, there are seven approaches recommended for immediate consideration to increase revenues and stanch losses.

For Price Transparency, the Outlook is Murky

September 24, 2020

The Trump administration’s attempts at pulling back the curtain have ended up in court.

Patient, Physician use of Telemedicine According to Dr. Peter Alperin of Doximity and the 2020 State of Telemedicine Report

September 23, 2020

In this week's episode of Tuning Into The C-Suite, MHE's Briana Contreras spoke with Dr. Peter Alperin, Vice President of Doximity and a physician in private practice in San Francisco. They discussed the recently released 2020 State of Telemedicine Report conducted by Doximity and how it reflects into the adoption of telemedicine among physicians and patients alike, how the report analyzed telemedicine’s usage since COVID-19 and its market potential beyond the pandemic.

7 Skills Healthcare Executives Need to Succeed

September 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested every healthcare executive’s ability to adjust — and adjust again. From mid-March through summer and now early fall, the ups and downs of the outbreak have occurred at a furious, unpredictable cadence.

Operation Warp Speed Plan Released for COVID Vaccine Distribution

September 22, 2020

The White House and other partners released the speedy COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy called Operation Warp Speed.

Healthcare goes retail

September 22, 2020

CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart are pushing ahead with ambitious plans for in-store clinics and doctor’s offices.

Preventing COVID-19 Transmission: Face Masks, Social Distancing…And Eyeglasses?

September 22, 2020

A study conducted in China during the early weeks of the pandemic found few eyeglass wearers among hospitalized COVID-19 cases.

Hospitals, Physicians Investigated for Unnecessary Angioplasties

September 21, 2020

Researchers identify steep decline in angioplasties at investigated hospitals.

Telehealth – A Missed Opportunity?

September 21, 2020

The doctor’s office waiting room is an age-old concept. We have waiting rooms because patients need to arrive early to ensure that the clinic runs on time and at near-full capacity. But clinics rarely run to schedule, so we end up wasting lots of time queuing to see a scarce, expert resource - the doctor.

10 ways healthcare tech is helping combat COVID-19

September 21, 2020

A look at how technology is making a difference in the delivery of care during the pandemic.

FDA Update: Report Claims “Power Grab,” Dems Say Hahn Blocked From Testifying

September 20, 2020

Reports say Azar is asserting control over FDA as vaccine trials near completion, while Hahn is blocked from testifying on COVID-19.