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Notable Changes in 2018 MACRA Final Rule and the Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the 2018 final rule to regulate the Quality Payment Program under Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The Quality Payment Program is an initiative for general practitioners and other qualified healthcare providers seeking incentive payments in either of the ways: 1) With the help …

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Financial Viability Is the Major Concern of Healthcare CEOs

‘Financial viability is the ability to generate sufficient income to meet operating payments, debt commitments and, where applicable, to allow growth while maintaining service levels.’ To survive and thrive in a highly competitive business environment, every organization wants to ensure a steady flow of cash to meet the expenses and to reinvest for infrastructure development. …

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Falling Physicians’ Income Due to Non-Compliance with CMS Regulations

There are various regulations and reforms in the past few years, introduced by the healthcare regulatory bodies such as Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMS). The authorities vet eligible medical and healthcare providers for their compliance and reporting. Qualified physicians, who are not in compliance such as the Meaningful Use program, which is an …

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Emerging Technologies Are Changing the Healthcare Landscape

The bombardment of advanced technology has revolutionized the life of an ordinary man. We cannot even imagine our lives without using a host of different gadgets and devices. In healthcare, with the advancement of digital technologies, consumers have now gained access to their medical records using portable gadgets, can monitor considerable indications, can get examined …

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CMS Final Rule Is Changing Medicare Physician and Hospital Payments in 2018

With the introduction of modified payment models, healthcare providers have also transformed the way they use to deliver care services. The issue of payment of the physicians upsurges every year and follows with hefty discussions and findings. Interpreting the concerns of physicians, their income is not sufficient enough to fulfill the requirements of running a …

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Meaningful Use Program Is Set To Take One More Meaningful Turn

Meaningful Use program has steered the healthcare reforms and changes for the last few years. It has immersed many changes, such as incorporation of the certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems to maximize the quality, security, and efficacy of health as well as to lessen the lack of correspondence in the healthcare industry. Through Meaningful …

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Healthcare Leadership Concerned Over Data Security

Clinical and healthcare data is a public property that demands complete security as it consists of highly personal information of the patients. Keeping a check on the security of healthcare data is crucial. It is ultimately the responsibility of healthcare providers and organizations to protect the integrity of the healthcare data. It is becoming essential …

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Blockchain In Healthcare Can Lead To Endless Possibilities

The blockchain is the technique vastly applied to protect records in connected blocks with a timestamp. Within a blockchain, there is an endlessly emerging record list named as blocks which are connected and protected with the use of cryptography. In general, each block is connected to a former block with a hash pointer, a timestamp …

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Artificial intelligence, Drones, Virtual Reality, and 3D Printing – Changing Face of Healthcare

It is from the wide-ranging benefits of modern technology that we are capable of digitizing humans. It has now become possible to regulate and keep a check on every single heartbeat, monitor blood glucose levels, track blood pressure with wearable trackers and mobile apps. Besides, imaging of every part of the body has become possible …

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Fitbit is becoming the Leading Choice of NIH for Its Pipelined Research Program

Fitbit is an American organization located in San Francisco and is well-known for its useful products such as activity trackers, wearable devices without wires. For instance, the steps are taken while walking, the rate of the heart, sleep quality, steps during climbing and other individual metrics tracked up by the fitness apps. With the help …

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