High On Drugs? Anthem Cites Soaring Drug Costs To Justify 35% Rate Hike

Oct 05, 2017 at 04:55 pm by Staff

    Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premiu.... Read More

Lakeland Regional Health Joins Orlando Health

Oct 02, 2017 at 01:28 pm by Staff

Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) and Orlando Health (OH) completed an affiliation to create an integrated regional health care system on October 1, 2017. This regional system be.... Read More

Business Matters

Oct 01, 2017 at 03:41 pm by Staff

By Erika D. Peterman FMA Managing Editor Many of the problems we deal with in medicine today are not actually the science of medicine. It's trying to get it delivered to pe.... Read More

Out-Of-Pocket Costs Often Keep Pricey New Cholesterol Drugs Out Of Reach, Study Finds

Oct 01, 2017 at 10:53 am by Staff

  Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Access to powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs is so tightly controlled and patients' out-of-pocket costs are so high that few.... Read More

Need An MRI? Anthem Directs Most Outpatients To Independent Centers

Sep 27, 2017 at 05:19 am by Staff

  Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Tightening the screws on pricey imaging exams, health insurer Anthem will no longer allow many patients to get MRIs or CT scans a.... Read More

Money-Saving Offer For Medicare's Late Enrollees Is Expiring. Can They Buy Time?

Sep 23, 2017 at 02:52 pm by Staff

  Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News Many older Americans who have Affordable Care Act insurance policies are going to miss a Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in Medicare, and.... Read More

The ABC of FHIR: Reinventing Interoperability

Sep 16, 2017 at 02:06 pm by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, or FHIR (pronounced 'fire'), is a new term in healthcare that's witnessing growing interest and spreading a.... Read More

Reporter's Notebook: In Health Care, A Good Price (Or Any Price) Is Hard To Find

Sep 16, 2017 at 01:38 pm by Staff

  Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News A recent story about why Northern California is the most expensive place in the country to have a baby began as a tip from an obstetric.... Read More

The Foundation to Build an Interoperable Ecosystem: APIs

Sep 13, 2017 at 04:43 pm by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank Have you ever thought how giant enterprises like Facebook, Google and Microsoft have harnessed big data technology so spectacularly well? These consumer-c.... Read More

The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Contractor

Sep 13, 2017 at 03:51 pm by Staff

During post-storm cleanup, unsuspecting consumers can be easy prey for unlicensed contractors whose bids almost inevitably will be much lower than bids from licensed contracto.... Read More

Eclipsing the Competition: How a Well-Timed Facebook Video Earned More Than 60,000 Views in 3 Days

Sep 13, 2017 at 02:40 am by Staff

By JENNIFER THOMPSON One video. Five minutes. More than 140,000 impressions and 60,000 views. Sounds like a pretty good return on investment, no? The truth is, getting pos.... Read More

Engage Millennials - Have Fun at Work

Sep 13, 2017 at 01:17 am by Staff

By DAVE DAGGETT Research over the past two decades has demonstrated what our grandmothers always knew to be true; Laughter really is Good Medicine! But Fun in the workplace.... Read More

Manage IT!

Sep 13, 2017 at 12:10 am by Staff

By JEFF ROCHE Orlando Medical News is pleased to present this first in a series of answers to questions from readers dealing with IT issues in the workplace. We encourage rea.... Read More

CPA Speak: Business Loans and Cash Flow Management

Sep 12, 2017 at 11:26 pm by Staff

By DALIA CANTOR, CPA Small practice owners are, more often than not, challenged with cash flow management constraints especially when faced with fronting the cash to pay e.... Read More

Encouraging Positive Change in Healthcare

Sep 12, 2017 at 09:54 pm by Staff

By NINA TALLEY and KELLI MURRAY, MedSpeaks No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent... John Donne It's well established that teamwo.... Read More

Taking It to Heart

Sep 09, 2017 at 08:40 pm by Staff

Nemours commercials a hit, but hitting home with providers, too By PL JETER It's a simple yet compelling spot. Against a verdant backdrop of siblings gleefully playi.... Read More

Meningitis B Vaccine's High Price Tag Poses A Health Care Conundrum

Sep 09, 2017 at 09:37 am by Staff

  Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Four years ago, when meningitis B, an extremely rare but potentially lethal form of the infection, sickened a small number of colle.... Read More

What will be Physicians' Prescription to Cure Healthcare?

Sep 01, 2017 at 06:32 am by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank Have you ever come across the story of Dr. Reed of MS Family Medicine Health care? The story where her consistent efforts to stay connected with her patien.... Read More

5 Outside-The-Box Ideas For Fixing The Individual Insurance Market

Aug 30, 2017 at 11:22 pm by Staff

  Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News With Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act stalled, tentative bipartisan initiatives are in the works to.... Read More

Too Few Patients Follow The Adage: You Better Shop Around

Aug 20, 2017 at 03:49 pm by Staff

  By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Despite having more financial "skin in the game" than ever, many consumers don't make any attempt to compare prices for health.... Read More