Category Archives: electronic patient records

Wow! Special DOUBLE Edition of Health Wonk Review – ACA and “Other”

Here it is…the FIRST EVER Double Edition of HWR. Part One is all ACA and Part Two is everything else you have come to expect from the Wonkers who wander through healthcare land. Enjoy. And comment below. We love hearin’ … Continue reading

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CMS Meaningful Use Payments to Providers: Incentives or Sophie’s Choice?

Sophie’s Choice: You have to choose when there are no good options. Sophie’s Choice was an award-winning 1983 movie based on the William Styron novel about a Nazi concentration camp survivor who was forced to choose which of her two children to send … Continue reading

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Healthcare Visionaries Lead the Way

Technology is moving much faster than the snail’s pace of government and regulation. It is an exciting time to be – not just in healthcare – but to be alive. I’ve been hanging around the virtual water cooler in healthcare … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: Groundhog Zombie Goes Back to the Future

With a title like that, who is strong enough to resist clicking on this link to read more? I challenge the most susceptible among you to ignore this post! Julie Ferguson at Workers’ Comp Insider is our creative mistress of ceremonies … Continue reading

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A Policy Decision: Choosing Between Health Insurance and Medical Care

Those who control the language, control the debate. The question on the table in the U.S. today is, “What is the most efficient and least costly way to provide health insurance coverage to everyone?” Coverage is such a nice word. … Continue reading

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The “May You Live in Interesting Times” Edition of Health Wonk Review

Just when you thought things can’t get any weirder, they do. Combine staunch opposed ideologies held by fierce political warriors, and we find ourselves under the ancient curse of living in interesting times. It seems our nation is transitioning from … Continue reading

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Our Short-Sighted and Divided Country Looks for an ACA Replacement

We have short attention spans and shorter memories. That serves politicians well but it makes bad policy. Say, for example, you decided to run for President of the United States but you pulled a really stupid college-style prank, like plagiarizing … Continue reading

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The President’s Day Edition of Health Wonk Review on Your Virtual Newsstand Now

David E. Williams is on top of the President’s Day Edition of Health Wonk Review. Click here to go to David’s Health Business Group blog for this special edition on your virtual newsstand today. I also want to add my … Continue reading

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Fresh Prints: An All-New, Alt-Fax Edition of Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for February 9, 2017 #alternative_facts Edition By Steve Anderson medicareresources.org Editor February 9, 2017 Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. – Billy Joel The title of Billy Joel’s hit song wouldn’t have been nearly … Continue reading

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Healthcare’s Future? Population Health and Information Technology

Many people are wondering if we are living in a post-ACA world. The uncertainty has pundits posturing all over the political map. No matter how the economy or politics turn, there are a few constants where people can have some … Continue reading

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