Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards. Under this announcement, CMS will spend up to $1 billion for awards and evaluation of projects from across the country that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.
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There are many career paths that a family physician can take. You can become employed by a hospital; you can open your own private practice; you can also find a teaching position at a local university. Another career option that family doctors may consider is concierge medicine. This alternative practice model provides higher quality, personalized care to patients, which may be why trends are showing an increase in this medical practice. But is concierge medicine right for a family doctor?
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May 1 2013
Thora A. Johnson, Peter P. Parvis, Jennifer Spiegel Berman, Molly E. G. Ferraioli and Jessica E. Kuester
Whether you are an employer that provides health insurance for your employees, a business in the growing healthcare industry, a hospital, or other medical provider—or you provide services to any of those entities—you need to know about changes to the privacy and security rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which were made by the final omnibus HIPAA rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 25, 2013 (the Final Regulations). These Final Regulations implement changes made under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Nearly every business in the healthcare industry (and the businesses providing services to those businesses) is affected by these changes.