OIG: CMS should revisit hospital wage index system, citing $140M in overpayments

FierceHealthIT

Between 2004 and 2017, OIG found that the inaccuracies amounted to $140.5 The wage index system CMS employs for hospitals is frequently inaccurate, the HHS Office of Inspector General wrote in a recent report. million in overpayments to 272 hospitals

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Building Trust and Truth in Patient Social Networks

Health Populi

Those were the early days of the formation of patient social networks [Patients Like me was founded in 2004, and WEGO Health and Stupid Cancer in 2007]. We are only just past the dawn of the second machine age, where digitization is enabling artificial intelligence.

Unifying the Healthcare Assembly Line

Mobile Health Matters

Driving toward value-based care first requires a healthy understanding of the environment in which we are operating. Though regularly criticized, the U.S. healthcare system is actually strong: we have some of the world’s best hospitals and doctors.

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Making waves

Design for Health

Emotional intelligence and things like “openness to experience ” are attributes that have been studied to see what factors impact organizational change ( Maria Vakola et al (2004) ).

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Postsurgery Opioid Overdose is ‘Rare’

BHM Healthcare Solutions

They identified patients undergoing one of 22 surgical procedures from 2004 to 2015 who filled an opioid prescription within three days of discharge after the procedure.

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Medicare Reimbursement for Remote Monitoring Should Drive Adoption (What a long, strange trip it’s been….)

The cHealth Blog

In 2004, I took my kids to the Lemony Snicket movie, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.

How Insulin Became So Expensive – A History

Insulin Nation

In 2004, that same vial would cost $60, and today it would go for roughly $300, she said. Kasia J. Lipska, a Yale School of Medicine endocrinologist, opened up her presentation on rising insulin costs by sharing the story of a patient with diabetes in crisis.

Here’s What You Used to Treat Type 1 Diabetes in the 60’s and 70’s

Insulin Nation

Then in 2004, I started to use an insulin pump.

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Skeptics ask why patients would even WANT their medical images. We asked on Facebook.

Society for Participatory Medicine

Similarly, our society was founded by friends of “Doc Tom” Ferguson , who first documented e-patients in the BMJ in 2004, saying: The emerging world of the e-patient cannot be fully understood and appreciated in the context of pre-internet medical constructs.

MDS2 -- Revision Comment Opportunity

Healthcare Exchange Standards

This was back in 2004, before I was blogging. Updated: They moved the deadline for signup to September 15th, 2017 I have been involved in the original creation of the MDS2 (Manufacture Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security). The first revision was a major change to align with IEC 80001 - Risk Assessment to be used when putting a Medical Device onto a Network in 2010.

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Parents Who Withheld Insulin Guilty of First Degree Murder

Insulin Nation

Then, in 2004, Judge Gary Cohen ruled that the Raditas likely had learned their lesson, and legally deserved the chance to care for Alex once again; he was returned to the parents.

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A Facebook for Diabetes Health Data?

Insulin Nation

The Heywoods grew frustrated with the lack of online community for people affected by chronic conditions and began the site in 2004. Traditionally, our health records are confidential and only shared publicly in the aggregate.

Sniffing out Hypos

Insulin Nation

Dogs4Diabetics (D4D), based in Concord, California, was started in 2004 by Mark Ruefenacht, who also has Type 1 diabetes. Dog and patient training. Photo Credit: Michelle Cochrane/Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

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Insulin Pumps Keep Pitchers in the Game

Insulin Nation

As detailed in a Sportsnet profile of the pitcher, McGowan was recovering from arm surgery in 2004 when he was first diagnosed with T1. Dustin McGowan.

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Health informatics pioneer Larry Weed dies at 93

Meaningful HIT News

“The unaided mind does not know what data to collect, and does not see many of the significant relationships buried in whatever data are collected,” Weed said in a 2004 story I wrote for Health-IT World, a former spinoff of Bio-IT World. Lawrence L. Weed, M.D.,

The Dangers of Hypoglycemia in the Hospital

Insulin Nation

In his study, Turchin and a team of researchers examined more than 2,500 medical records of diabetics admitted to the general ward of a teaching hospital in 2003 and 2004, and found that 7.7%

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The Patchwork Problem of School Diabetes Care

Insulin Nation

The state’s education department has published a comprehensive booklet for schools entitled Maine Guideline for Schools: Tools for Schools Who Have Students with Diabetes (2004).

The Patchwork Problem of School Diabetes Care

Insulin Nation

The state’s education department has published a comprehensive booklet for schools entitled Maine Guideline for Schools: Tools for Schools Who Have Students with Diabetes (2004).

Legal liability of an online curbside consultation

Medicine and Technology

2004). These days, physicians are getting informal consultations (curbside consults) and "second opinion" feedback from other physicians by discussing patient care on closed, restricted online physician-only communities like Doximity.

Telemedicine Today: May 2016

American Well Blog

Harvard Medical School researchers found that the number of telemedicine visits provided to Medicare beneficiaries increased by 28 percent per year from 2004 to 2013 with 107,000 visits provided in 2013. Telemedicine Today: May 2016. Welcome to the May 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! Each month we re-visit some of the most exciting news and influential events from the month.

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

[link]. Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

Telemedicine - 2010 & 2011 - Part 1 Public Policy

LinkousThink

The focus here is on two critical public policy issues that have received worldwide attention: healthcare and broadband: Since 2004, healthcare spending has been the single largest part of the national government’s budget in the U.S. Here is the first of three pieces on where we have been in 2010 and where we are going next year for telemedicine. My comments throughout reflect the gobalization of the field.

In Memoriam, Bob Waters

LinkousThink

Bob played an instrumental role in the development of the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact and received the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Exceptional Achievement Award for this work in 2004. The telemedicine community suffered a loss this week with the passing of Robert J. Waters, JD, the founder of the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law and a long-time leader in telemedicine.