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Undocumented and Uncovered

Undocumented and Uncovered

Conflicting policies with the best of intentions may significantly affect the US Healthcare system The president’s new immigration plan is expected to affect up to five million undocumented immigrants. It would create a new program of deferrals for approximately 4 million foreign parents of American citizens or legal permanent residents who have been in the country for at least five years. Deferrals would include authorization to work and would be granted for three years at a time. Those deferrals however, would not include a path to full legal status or […]

November 24, 2014 | By More
Spreading Health IT Literacy

Spreading Health IT Literacy

  Are You Doing Your Part? By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Literacy has been on my mind lately –  all kinds. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of moderating the #HITsm Tweet Chat about health and health IT literacy. The mid-term election offered me some offline opportunities to talk about the language included in voter’s guides and ballots. But most recently, I’ve been thinking about the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Have you seen this thing? This very important, annually published document for Medicare providers participating […]

November 17, 2014 | By More
Regulatory Training Champions

Regulatory Training Champions

Can identifying a health and safety champion help improve infection control statistics? With Ebola in the news and reports of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) changing how Medicare will issue program payments, it is high on the list of priorities for all medical sites to address their annual health and safety training on relevant topics. In a recent 4Medapproved survey, over 150 respondents were asked to report on their adoption rates for important annual trainings such as Infection Control, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA and more. The results were encouraging and suggest that […]

November 3, 2014 | By More