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Martin Naley, CEO, Cure Forward

Congress Got This One Right. Now is the Time to Finish It.



By Martin Naley
Chief Executive Officer
Cure Forward



The 21st Century Cures Act sets in motion patient involvement in research and accelerates new therapies. This vital legislation must be completed before congress adjourns. While the election and its surprising outcome have consumed our attention, there is some continued activity in Washington that many people might not know about. In this lame duck session, Congress has the opportunity to finalize legislation that will make a real difference in accelerating new therapies and engaging patients in research. Read article
Physician communicating with Radiologist over video

The Changing Exposure on Risk Management of Telemedicine


By Ryan Roberts
Vice President, Account Executive, Parker, Smith & Feek

Telehealth is an emerging part of the healthcare delivery system that is growing fast and will undoubtedly be a large part of how healthcare is provided in the future. From primary care visits to specialist referral services to remote patient monitoring, the future of telemedicine is here.  Read article
Man in Hoodie Hacking Using Portable Computer

Cybersecurity and Protected Health Information: Not Being Prepared is Costly


By Teru Olsen
Attorney, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

The healthcare industry has been the largest target of cybersecurity threats in the last five years. The average cost of attacks is rising year over year with the healthcare industry having the highest per capita cost of compromised records.  Read article
Nurse talking with Elderly Patient in Hospital Bed

Bringing Communities Together to Improve Care Transitions


By Devon Zoller, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Transitional Care, Sound Physicians

Ensuring patients make safe transitions as they leave the hospital is a community responsibility. Care transitions, when well-managed, can result in improved quality outcomes, greater patient satisfaction and fewer avoidable hospital readmissions. Read article
Physician shaking hands with Hospital Executive

The Physician Dilemma: Private Practice or Hospital Employee?


By Sarah Krizanic
Practice Manager, Medic Management Group, LLC

A few years ago it may have seemed that Private Practice was a thing of the past, that all physicians would eventually close up their practices and become hospital employed physicians, and many of them did. What wasn’t expected was how many physicians stuck it out and refused to follow the trend. Read article
Physician Talking with Senior Patient in Medical Facility

CMS Expands Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Services


By Richard S. Cooper, Esq.
Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC

Commencing January 1, 2017, Medicare will pay for mental and behavioral health services under new billing codes set forth in the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (the “MPFS Final Rule”) issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 2, 2016. Read article
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