What is the HITECH Act? Introduction for the Novice
What is the HITECH Act? New developments since 2009 including the ACA of 2010, HIPAA Omnibus of 2013, MACRA of 2015 and 21st Century CURES Act of 2016

What is the HITECH Act? Introduction for the Novice

What is the HITECH Act?   An Introduction for the Layperson People who ask, "what is the HITECH Act?" want to understand how the Act impacts electronic health record use, privacy,…

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Medical Billing Expert Witness Howell and Collateral Source Rule

Medical billing expert witness Howell specials work in California in matters involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and payor provider disputes.  Experts should have  an understanding of the collateral source rule.…

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MACRA : “A” is for Access and “C” is for Children
MACRA's vision is that early interventions with children are key to reduce costly chronic diseases later in life. For this to work, education, access and health data interoperability are imperative.

MACRA : “A” is for Access and “C” is for Children

MACRA Changes Health Care Economics with a Focus on ChildrenMACRA Background: A final rule released on Oct. 14, 2016 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) details the final…

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Will Healthcare Go the Way of Farming in the U.S.?

a focus on income support has remained constant. We can assume that based on recent U.S. policy certain incentives and regulations will continue in healthcare and that the general effect will be to encourage scale and specialization. The main difference between healthcare and agriculture is that interoperability is essential for the former and will create cooperatives focused on data sharing just as in agriculture smaller providers have historically joined forces to achieve economies of scale and reduce redundant processes.

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MAGI and Insurance Exchange Strategies – Modified Adjusted Gross Income

In healthcare, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) introduces a new income definition—Modified Adjusted Gross Income (“MAGI”) for determining Medicaid income eligibility across the country. MAGI, pronounced the same way as the Biblical term, will be a regular figure in future accounts of who has access to the best prices for health care coverage and will be relevant for Insurance Exchanges ("HIX").

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