Tag - healthcare reform

The Electronic Medical Record Dialogue: What's Your Take?

April 25th, 2011 There is much dialogue in the media today discussing the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). Due to possible Medicare payment penalties for non-adoption and payment incentives for adoption in the coming years due to the 2009 HITECH Act, the debate is heating up. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal demonstrates the amount of work still to be done with EMRs and highlights the mentality of those not yet partially or fully integrated

Meaningful Use and How the Latest in Health Reform is Affecting PAs

February 15th, 2011 Health reform is a hot topic, and how physician assistants (PAs) will be included is of great interest. As the debate continues regarding healthcare delivery and cost effectiveness, there are many changes also pending on the documentation side of the clinical record.

Colorado is 16th State to Opt-Out of CRNA Supervision Rule

January 18th, 2011 As healthcare demands continue to grow, hospitals continue to seek additional cost cutting measures. Many states are choosing to opt-out of the federal physician supervision requirements for CRNAs. States in rural and under served areas find the opt-out move especially effective for filling their anesthesia needs...

Advanced Practice: Filling The Physician Void

November 19th, 2010 I know that many of you are catching on to the idea that healthcare reform is well on its way. If you're not aware of the healthcare reform, I hope that you have other career plans in mind that are outside of healthcare, and that you are slowly, but surely, removing yourself from your current position.