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  If you’ve heard me speak in the past few months, you’ll know that the focus of my remarks is primarily on ONC’s mission to achieve nationwide interoperability and reduce clinician burden relative to health IT.  I emphasize these areas because they are absolutely critical to the health of Americans using our healthcare system. A […]The post 2017 ONC Annual Meeting Highlights: Why burden reduction and interoperability matter appeared first on Health IT Buzz.
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Inside Health Care: Creating a Healthy Population

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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - What does it mean to create a healthy population?  It means not just treating patients for their specific illnesses but taking into account their whole health – the other factors that might contribute to their particular illness – then applying that kind of care to a group of people.  It’s that whole-person delivery of care that […]Inside Health Care: Creating a Healthy PopulationCindy Peña
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Internet Addiction: The Complications of Internet Gaming and Smartphones
From shopping to socializing, the average individual uses the internet multiple times every day, so what happens when that use becomes problematic, or even addictive? Online gaming and mobile phones are just a couple of ways that people access the Internet every day. Find out more in Part Two of this two-part article, where we discuss how Internet Gaming Disorder and smartphone use can relate to this unique condition.
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Internet Addiction: A Digital Problem in the Real World
From shopping to socializing, the average individual uses the internet multiple times every day, so what happens when that use becomes problematic, or even addictive? Internet addiction goes by many names, like Compulsive Internet Use (CIU) and iDisorder. Find out more in Part One of this two-part article, where we discuss the definition, symptoms, and diagnosis of this unique condition.
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NCQA BlogNCQA Blog - Many states work diligently to improve the quality of health care, and we want our programs to help guide their mission. Specifically, states can leverage NCQA’s Health Plan Accreditation to drive quality improvement for its Medicaid population. Tennessee Medicaid (TennCare) continues to be ahead of the curve! The state was first in the nation to […]Movements in Medicaid: Tennessee Ties Quality to PaymentsAmy Maciejowski
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What to do if you’re the target of revenge porn

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Has an intimate image of you been shared without your OK? If so, you’re not alone. Whether a nude picture was taken without your consent, or an image you shared with someone is shared further than you’d intended, many people are affected by revenge porn or non-consensual pornography. If that’s happened to you or someone you know, here are some things to do.
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Buyer beware: Flood-damaged cars for sale

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The floodwaters from last year’s hurricanes receded months ago, but their wrath could still affect used car buyers across the nation. That’s because storm-damaged cars are sometimes cleaned up and taken out of state for sale. You might not know a vehicle is damaged until you take a closer look or have a mechanic check it out. Here’s what to do.
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What’s New at CMS for 2018?

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What’s New at CMS for 2018?
It’s a new year and there are new plans and programs in the works at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They’re getting ready to host an open door forum this month about the new Medicare cards and are seeking stakeholder recommendations for consideration regarding the new specialty measure sets for the 2019 program year of MIPS.
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Being Prepared for Internal Investigations

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Being Prepared for Internal Investigations
The increased utilization of technology in today’s world means that more resources are available for health care providers, but at the same time, it has also made a wider variety of fraud schemes possible. In just the past few weeks of the New Year, the Office of the Inspector General has already investigated and prosecuted a number of fraud cases. It is increasingly important to ask yourself: Are you prepared to conduct internal investigations appropriately?
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For-profit charitable callers must follow the rules

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“I’m not calling for a donation.” (But really, I am.) Have you gotten this call?
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