Day: August 3, 2020

Telehealth can help safety net providers expand access to medical specialists

Safety net medical providers can substantially increase their telehealth services with modest investments in new staff and technology in a move that can help them expand patients’ access to specialized medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation study. 

But sustaining gains created by expanded telehealth will require more generous reimbursement policies from payers, or ongoing revenue from other sources such as government grants.

While the focus of the study was on the experiences of nine community health centers in California that provided telehealth access to medical specialists from their primary care clinics, the findings have implications about how to

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Physician practices with more female doctors have smallest gender pay gaps

In medicine, adult men typically earn a lot more than women for comparable function, but new knowledge posted in BMJ finds that the revenue hole between genders shrinks significantly in techniques with a lot more equal gender distributions of team doctors.

The evaluation confirmed that in nonsurgical specialty techniques with at least as lots of women as adult men, adult men earn 12% a lot more than women. Nevertheless, that hole practically doubles — to twenty% — for techniques with a lot more than ninety% male doctors on team.

In complete conditions, this means that in nonsurgical specialty techniques with

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House votes to overturn unique patient identifier ban

The Home of Representatives right now approved the bipartisan Foster-Kelly Amendment as a aspect of the 6-bill FY2021 minibus package deal that features the Labor-HHS appropriations bill, which also handed right now.

The Foster-Kelly Amendment, led by reps Invoice Foster, D-Sick., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa., eliminates Area 510 of the Labor-HHS bill, which prohibits federal resources for the promulgation or adoption of a one of a kind client identifier.

With this modification, the Division of Wellness and Human Services could work with the health care group to produce a nationwide client-matching tactic.

The Senate need to nevertheless Okay the plan

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HIMSS announces August date for 2021 annual global conference

HIMSS has rescheduled its annual world wide meeting from March 2021 to August 2021, owing to safety problems in excess of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 HIMSS World-wide Overall health Meeting & Exhibition is officially shifting to August nine-thirteen in Las Vegas, generating it about 29 months among the usual annual function, HIMSS President and CEO Hal Wolf mentioned through a push call Friday afternoon. 

HIMSS20, at which President Donald Trump was to converse, was cancelled on March five, days in advance of the start out of the March nine world wide meeting, as the pandemic began to infect substantial

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