News tagged with health economics

Wellness visits, physicals need different documentation

(HealthDay)—Documentation rules for annual wellness visits (AWVs) for Medicare differ from those for preventive visits, which are not covered by Medicare, according to an article published Aug. 5 in Medical Ec ...

Aug 22, 2014
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Soft-drink tax worth its weight in lost kilos

A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption.

Jun 17, 2014
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EHRs can be used to boost practice revenue

(HealthDay)—Practices can achieve return on investment (ROI) for implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems if they participate in alternative delivery models, according to an article published ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Repeat data breaches among health care orgs down

(HealthDay)—Most health care organizations report having at least one recent data breach, but the number of organizations with more than five breaches has decreased, according to an article published April ...

May 04, 2014
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AMA examines economic impact of physicians

(HealthDay)—Physicians who mainly engage in patient care contribute a total of $1.6 trillion in economic output, according to the American Medical Association (AMA)'s Economic Impact Study.

Apr 20, 2014
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AMA provides resources to aid physicians' collections

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) has released resources to help doctors confront policy jumpers who may pose a financial risk to physicians during the Affordable Care Act's 90-day premium ...

Apr 06, 2014
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