Historic Medicare Changes: Patient vs. Paperwork

This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed historic changes that bring the nation one step closer to a modern healthcare system delivering better care for Americans… Continue reading

National Guideline Clearning House – No More!

Due to Federal budget cuts the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), who manages the National Guideline Clearing House will no longer provide an active website after July 16,… Continue reading

Costliest U.S. Patient Population

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in 2017 reported: 81% of hospital admissions; 91% of prescriptions filled; 76% of health-provider visits; 75% of home healthcare visits Are Medicare… Continue reading

Largest, Fastest Growing and Costliest U.S. Patient Population

Currently, 81% of hospital admissions, 91% of prescriptions filled, 76% of health-provider visits and 75% of home healthcare visits are for Medicare patients living with chronic conditions. Of these 85%… Continue reading

2018 Healthcare Trends Predicted by the Health Research Institute (HRI)

HRI released “Top Health Industry Issues of 2018” and predict the New Year will be distinguished by persistent uncertainty and risk for the US health industry and likely mirroring 2017.… Continue reading

Administration says using the terms “Evidence and Science-Based” are not politically correct

Last year the CDC reported medical mistakes as the 3rd leading cause of adult death in the US – the use and implementation of scientific data and evidence-based practice reduces… Continue reading

Turf War Between the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association

Without the use of data, we cannot participate in good practice patterns that yield positive patient-centered outcomes. All healthcare should be practiced from a team approach and not driven by… Continue reading

President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency on the Opioid Epidemic

President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency on the Opioid Epidemic. Come on, America we need to lift the veil of silence and really drill down to the origin… Continue reading

Value-Based Health Care is Here to Stay

Despite the rhetoric that the media portrays, value-based health care is here to stay and demonstrating significant savings for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Trump Administration, supports… Continue reading

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