What Is the 21st Century Cures Act?

The 21st Century Cures Act is a sweeping medical bill that was passed in early December 2016. The legislation, accounting for $6.3 billion, promises to help pay for cancer research, fund the fight against opioid abuse, give money to mental health treatment, and assist...

Top Trends in Healthcare, Now and in the Near-Future

It’s been a time of upheaval in healthcare. Today is a far different, almost entirely new, industry than what existed simply ten years ago. The transition to ICD-10, widespread adoption of electronic health records, sophistication of data science… all of these are...

The New World of Personalized Medicine

A woman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, which later spread to her brain. She was 44, a vegetarian and had never smoked. Things looked grim, to say the least. She was introduced to a drug called getfitinib, which was created as a “genetic smart weapon” to...

Physicians See Reimbursements Increase Due to ACA

According to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), states that chose not to expand Medicaid experienced an increase last year in physician reimbursements. The increase for primary care doctors was 3.3 percent, and the increase for surgeons...

CMS Says They are Ready for ICD-10 Claims

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says they are completely prepared for new ICD-10 claims within the current system. Recent testing has claimed to be successful and resulting in no rejections other than those caused by human error. But what...