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Scribe Update

Since the advent of the EHR, medical scribes have been the helping hand to the overworked physician, fed-up with clerical duties that take away precious time from interacting with patients. The perks of using medical scribes in the healthcare setting have been mentioned time and time again. Studies have shown…

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Posted In: Compliance, General, Life as a Scribe On: Tuesday, 4 July, 2017
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Creating Successful ACOs

Now, more than ever before, in a healthcare climate that encourages coordinated care and value-based care, healthcare providers need to be strategic in finding out the different ways that their available resources can help them to care for their patients. In the case of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), these healthcare…

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Posted In: General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
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Bundled Payments in 2017

The drive toward value-based health care in general, and bundled payments in particular, which gained significant momentum under former President Barack Obama, still appears to be moving forward. But the election upset that aligned a Republican President with a Republican-controlled Congress is tapping the brakes, at least slightly. Alternative payment…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General On: Tuesday, 13 June, 2017
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Coordinated Care and Value-based Care in 2017

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is still to be decided, but it’s likely that several provisions related to cost, quality, and patient satisfaction will continue to merit attention, including initiatives that reward providers for higher quality care, effective care coordination, and better clinical outcomes. The fee-for-service model that…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
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