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Heart Connection: Demonstrating Caring in Service Delivery

Heart Connection: Demonstrating Caring in Service Delivery | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Healthcare organizations often miss a critical market differentiator: providing exceptional compassionate customer service. How can you strive towards it?
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We can improve the overall experience of customers and know that we’re demonstrating to these customers the caring and compassion that drove us to this profession in the first place.

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Texas HIE Becomes Fourth In The Nation To Achieve Full Accreditation - Health IT Outcomes (press release)

Texas HIE Becomes Fourth In The Nation To Achieve Full Accreditation - Health IT Outcomes (press release) | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Texas HIE Becomes Fourth In The Nation To Achieve Full Accreditation Health IT Outcomes (press release) Accreditation ensures Healthcare Access San Antonio is interoperable with state and federal programs, and provide the private, secure, and...
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To Interoperability and Beyond! by Rasu Shrestha, MD

To Interoperability and Beyond! by Rasu Shrestha, MD | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it

Improving clinical workflow begins with interoperability and ends with a serious focus on usability, design, clearer information visualization and actionable intelligence at the point of care. Better usability should mean efficient, safer, higher quality, better coordinated care, and it should be a goal for every EMR vendor, developer, designer, programmer and clinical informatician.

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83% of Healthcare Organizations Are Using Cloud-Based Apps Today - Forbes

83% of Healthcare Organizations Are Using Cloud-Based Apps Today - Forbes | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
83% of Healthcare Organizations Are Using Cloud-Based Apps Today
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Lawmakers look to exempt Medicare labs from e-health records - The Hill

Lawmakers look to exempt Medicare labs from e-health records - The Hill | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Lawmakers look to exempt Medicare labs from e-health records
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House lawmakers are pressing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove penalties on Medicare diagnostic labs that don't use electronic medical records.
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Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid - Washington Times

Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid - Washington Times | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Groups spend heavily lobbying on Medicaid
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5 Myths About Consumer Use of Digital Healthcare Services

5 Myths About Consumer Use of Digital Healthcare Services | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it

A recent international survey by the McKinsey & Company consulting firm addresses some myths about consumer use of digital healthcare services.

 

Many healthcare executives believe that, due to the sensitive nature of medical care, patients don’t want to use digital services except in a few specific situations. Decision makers often cite relatively low usage of digital healthcare services. Results of this survey however reveal something quite different. 


The 5 myths debunked by this survey are as follows

Myth 1: People don’t want to use digital services for healthcareMyth 2: Only young people want to use digital services

Myth 3: Mobile health is the game changerMyth 4: Patients want innovative features and appsMyth 5: A comprehensive platform of service offerings is a prerequisite for creating value

More at http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/gallery/5-myths-about-consumer-use-of-digital-healthcare-services-48388-1.html

 

 


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Federal Judge Won't Toss Medicaid Lawsuit - The Ledger

Federal Judge Won't Toss Medicaid Lawsuit - The Ledger | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Federal Judge Won't Toss Medicaid Lawsuit The Ledger MIAMI | A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program, despite state claims that privatizing the program...
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Behavioral Health Data Exchange - HITECH Answers

Behavioral Health Data Exchange - HITECH Answers | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
A coalition of states, in partnership with the ONC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, successfully completed a pilot project (Coalition of States, @ONC_HealthIT, @samhsagov successfully pilot behavioral health data ...
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Medicaid funding, reform efforts continue to divide House, Senate - WRAL.com

Medicaid funding, reform efforts continue to divide House, Senate - WRAL.com | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
CBS Local Medicaid funding, reform efforts continue to divide House, Senate WRAL.com The McCrory and House plans would build upon the state's existing Medicaid system, incorporating efforts to ensure patients get preventive health care and relying...
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Quinn signs Illinois Medicaid cuts restoration - TheNewsTribune.com

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TheNewsTribune.com Quinn signs Illinois Medicaid cuts restoration TheNewsTribune.com Pat Quinn signed a law Monday that would restore some Medicaid cuts the state made in 2012 and could give Illinois access to about $2.4 billion in federal money...
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Improving the Medicare ACO Program: The Top Eight Policy Issues - Brookings Institution (blog)

Improving the Medicare ACO Program: The Top Eight Policy Issues - Brookings Institution (blog) | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Forbes Improving the Medicare ACO Program: The Top Eight Policy Issues Brookings Institution (blog) There are now more than 335 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 47 states, DC, and...
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No Medicaid expansion reason for Mercy's plans to lay off up to 300 workers in ... - NewsOK.com

No Medicaid expansion reason for Mercy's plans to lay off up to 300 workers in ... - NewsOK.com | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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North Country HealthCare: Increasing primary care for complex populations - Arizona Daily Sun

North Country HealthCare: Increasing primary care for complex populations - Arizona Daily Sun | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
North Country HealthCare: Increasing primary care for complex populations Arizona Daily Sun North Country HealthCare is committed to addressing barriers to accessing health care and recognizes the adults living with SMI as a complex population with...
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NC Senate Votes For Managed Care Medicaid Overhaul - Kaiser Health News

NC Senate Votes For Managed Care Medicaid Overhaul
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Under the proposal, the state would end its direct fee-for-service management of the program, contracting it out to managed care and accountable care organizations.
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Hour-long home coaching decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients - Medical Xpress

Hour-long home coaching decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients - Medical Xpress | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Hour-long home coaching decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients Medical Xpress A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a...
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The feds have had it with Medicaid backlogs - Washington Post (blog)

The feds have had it with Medicaid backlogs - Washington Post (blog) | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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If you're a fan of Obamacare's coverage expansion, the quick and significant boost in Medicaid enrollment the past few months has been one of the law's biggest successes so far.
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HHS offers states $100M to improve Medicaid

HHS offers states $100M to improve Medicaid | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
The funds will help state Medicaid directors reform payment systems and improve care.
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Did Medicare Part D have the same rollout problems as the Obamacare online marketplaces?

Did Medicare Part D have the same rollout problems as the Obamacare online marketplaces? | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
Democrats are pleading for patience as they try to reassure the country that the online insurance marketplaces critical to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul can be fixed.
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California Refuses $6 Million Donation to Keep People on Medicaid - Breitbart News

California Refuses $6 Million Donation to Keep People on Medicaid - Breitbart News | Medicaid, Medicare and Healthcare News | Scoop.it
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The decision may be based, in part, on who pays for Medicaid benefits in each case.
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Uncompensated Care Dropping Fast in Medicaid Expansion States

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But it's unclear whether the savings will be enough to help hospitals offset cuts from the Affordable Care Act.
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Who Would Pay for This Medicaid Expansion? - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Who Would Pay for This Medicaid Expansion?
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Tom Bell: Help vets by expanding Medicaid - Kansas.com

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Tom Bell: Help vets by expanding Medicaid
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For states like Kansas that have rejected Medicaid expansion for the past two years, the situation is unfortunate. Kansas has 15,000 veterans and 10,000 family members without health insurance.
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Review shows 100000 veterans face long waits for healthcare - Reuters

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Review shows 100000 veterans face long waits for healthcare
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Over the past 10 years, 63,869 new enrollees in the VA healthcare system had requested appointments that were never scheduled, VA said.
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How mobile became mighty in healthcare

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Without a doubt, 2014 will be declared the year mobile became mighty in healthcare. No matter where in the world you live, whether you are talking about patients, consumers, or healthcare providers, mobile is revolutionising the future of healthcare – so much so, that it's worth taking a closer look at 10 powerful trends emerging throughout the mobile health space. We'll also be showcasing our findings on mobile health user experience at the Mighty Mobile seminar at the inauguralCannes Lions Health festival.

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