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Move to ICD-10 will Hurt Low-Margin Practices, Study Finds

Pediatricians and other low-margin practices could take a significant financial hit during the transition to ICD-10 procedural and diagnostic codes, according to a study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The 68,000-code ICD-10 system is scheduled to replace the 14,000-code ICD-9 system Oct. 1, 2015. Researchers at the University of Illinois […]

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Key Privacy Rule Could Fall to Accountable Care Push

History may look back on last week as an inflection point for privacy and technology in the healthcare industry. That’s because what happened makes it possible that a bulwark federal privacy rule will become a casualty of the push to accountable care, patient-centered medical homes and other population-health oriented care plans. Continue reading If the […]

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Subsidies Cover 76% of Premiums for Plans Purchased on

Americans who enrolled in private health plans through the federal exchange in 2014 qualified for tax credits that covered an average of about three quarters of their monthly premium payment, according to data released Tuesday by HHS. The average total monthly premium was $346 for individuals who qualified for federal subsidies, which are available to […]

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Team Training Takes Off as New Era in Health Reform Dawns

At the University of Minnesota Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower, teams of students from around the country studying medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and healthcare administration come together each year to compete in a contest testing their ability to solve a systemic and individual patient problem through an interdisciplinary approach. This year, the competition, which […]

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