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value-based pay

Humana study: Physicians warm to value-based pay models, but skepticism runs deep – Fierce Healthcare

Though significant barriers still stand in the way of the transition to value-based reimbursement, a new study offers encouraging signs that physicians are getting more comfortable with new payment models.

MACRA

MACRA: Understanding its Current and Future Impact – ICD10 Monitor

Predicting the future of MACRA is difficult as goals continue to change, nonetheless, MACRA appears to be here to stay. According to a recent study reported on in The Lancet, healthcare spending per capita is higher in the United States than in any other country in the world, and is unsustainable at the current rate. There is widespread agreement among healthcare stakeholders that care delivery and reimbursement must radically transform. Consequently, in 2015, a total […]

mhealth

mHealth Diabetes Study Proves That the Right Message Matters – mHealth Intelligence

A new mHealth study of more than 1,000 people with diabetes finds that simple text messages work better than personalized messages in promoting care management – but the same can’t be said for avoiding hospitalizations.

Privacy in mobile health

The challenges with privacy and regulation in mobile health – and how to solve them (KNect 365)

One of the largest problems relating to the privacy and regulation of mobile devices are those people marketing unapproved medical apps and wearables (low-risk devices) as medical devices.

Quality_payment_program

Is the Quality Payment Program the most disruptive feature of MACRA? – Imprivata

Near unanimous bipartisan support from Congress gave the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) its first wave of attention in 2015.

Online health resources

Adults use Online Health Resources instead of Primary Healthcare: Survey

A recent survey of 2,201 US adults, conducted by University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions, found that almost 59 percent of the population is choosing to use online health information sites, such as WebMD, instead of primary care. The survey also found that though online health resources are being preferred by people, other health technologies are not getting adopted at the same rate.