16 Mar Fun with Healthcare Data

I’ve come across a few healthcare articles this week in a variety of publications containing excellent infographics. If you’re reading this blog, you are likely involved in one way or another in healthcare administration, and therefore share an affinity for interesting data on some level....

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09 Mar Physician Burnout

One of our physician owners, Dr. Susan Sirota, recently wrote an article regarding physician burnout. As she indicates in her article, one in three physicians will experience burnout at some point during their career. The incidence of this experience is not decreasing among physicians, but...

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02 Mar Keeping Your ePHI Safe

There was a great article in the February issue of HFM Magazine from HFMA: Safeguarding ePHI: A Non-techie Guide for Healthcare Leaders by Chetan Parikh. The article reiterates what we have all heard before: medical record data is very valuable on the black market and...

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16 Feb Advocate, Aurora Merger Moving Forward

This week, the merger between Advocate and Aurora Healthcare in Wisconsin cleared a major hurdle with approval from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The chair of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the merger February 1st, and now the parties are just...

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09 Feb Budget Funding: Impact on Healthcare

As you may have heard when you woke up this morning, the government shut down briefly overnight prior to the President signing off on a spending bill this morning.  It is another incomplete fix for the need to fund the government long term, as there...

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26 Jan CHIP Funding Extended for Six Years

The President signed off on a bill that was passed by Congress earlier this week, “re-opening” the government and providing a short-term funding solution. Included in this bill, was a six-year extension of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is great news...

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12 Jan What to Expect When Deductibles Reset

It’s that time of year again when patient deductible liabilities are starting over again from zero. As a result, we all know to expect an increase in our self-pay liabilities at this time of year. Our friends and partners at Instamed recently shared a blog...

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