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Ed Rabinowitz is a veteran healthcare journalist with more than 35 years of writing experience. He has been covering the financial and healthcare marketplaces for the past 18 years.
Be Proactive to Avoid the Risk of Cyber Attacks
By now, the details of the cyber attack on Banner Health this past summer have been well-documented. Approximately 3.7 million patients, health plan members and beneficiaries, physicians and healthcare providers were impacted by the attack.
Health-Related Web Information Can Be Dangerous, Educating Patients Helps
A poll this past summer by SERMO, a global social network exclusively for physicians, found only 10% of doctors reporting that patients â€œfrequentlyâ€ arrive at an accurate diagnosis after researching their condition online.
Planning is Critical to Addressing Bundled Payment Expansion
In July, the Department of Health & Human Services proposed new bundled payment models for cardiac careâ€”the third bundled payment model in a little more than a yearâ€”and an extension of the existing bundled payment model for hip replacements and other hip surgeries.
Financial Benefits of Clarifying the Pricing Transparency Maze
Does a knee replacement in South Carolina cost the same as the same procedure done in New Jersey? Not likely. And that price differential likely exists just by driving across town in the same city.
The Value of Eliminating Sedentary Lifestyles
Itâ€™s not just Americansâ€™ weight thatâ€™s increasing their health risks, itâ€™s their sedentary lifestyle. Or more simply put, inactivity.
Tracking the Keys to Reducing Overhead, Retaining Revenue
Every medical practice wants to reduce its overhead and retain more revenue. That goes without saying. So, why donâ€™t more practices do that? Because itâ€™s easier said than done.
Weighing the Benefits of Buying Versus Leasing Medical Equipment
One of the myriad of choices physicians face is whether to buy or lease medical equipment. But as Mark Hoffmann, vice president at Key Equipment Finance, points out, those who purchase medical equipment outright are in the minority.
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