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The Outpatient Arena: A Key to Healthcare Reform

Posted 6:29 PM by
In many regions across the continental United States, patients are demanding greater convenience, access, and quality in the medical care they receive. Hospitals that want to capture a larger piece of the high growth markets are investing in ambulatory care and outpatient services.
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Electronic Medical Records: Ready or Not, Here They Come

Posted 8:44 PM by
In today’s healthcare world, both providers and patients have probably heard the term electronic medical records, or EMRs. What is an EMR? What does it mean for physicians and their patients? How will it affect the future of healthcare?
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The Appeal of Accountable Care Organizations to Private Practice Physicians

Posted 9:21 PM by
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), the subject of much speculation and debate, are officially a part of the ever-changing landscape of American healthcare. In July of 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that 89 healthcare organizations across the country qualified to become ACOs.
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Hospital Alignment without an Employment Agreement

Posted 2:55 PM by
For one reason or another, many physicians do not want to be employed by a hospital. For many, a co-management arrangement is the answer. The hospital and physician(s) enter into an agreement, where the physician(s) agrees to manage a specific department to improve performance.
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Mike Heaton on Panel of IBJ's Power Breakfast Series: Health Care & Benefits

Posted 9:49 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller's Mike Heaton will be a featured panelist at Indianapolis Business Journal's Power Breakfast Series: Health Care & Benefits. Heaton, a partner in KSM's Healthcare Resources Group, joins a panel of local executives and experts to discuss various industry issues.
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Potential Compliance Issues with Production-Based Physician Compensation Agreements

Posted 6:05 PM by
As many physicians continue to migrate into hospital employment arrangements, administrators need to be aware of potential problems that may arise from production-based employment agreements. A well-executed employment contract is necessary for proper physician integration strategies by health systems.
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Evidence Supporting the Value of Health Information Exchanges

Posted 4:33 PM by
Recently, the Indianapolis Business Journal spotlighted a study on emergency room utilization patterns. The general conclusion was that there is much less loyalty towards one hospital or health system than previously assumed.
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Political Stalemate Results in Medicare Reimbursement Cuts

Posted 7:18 PM by
On Nov. 23, the congressional “Super Committee” of 12 members failed to reach an agreement on deficit reductions. This will trigger previously enacted budget cuts beginning in 2013.
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Progress Lacking on Meaningful Use for Electronic Health Records

Posted 3:15 PM by
A Health Affairs article published last week indicated that only two percent of U.S. hospitals reported having electronic health records (EHR) that would meet the government's meaningful use standards.
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Upcoming Event - Indiana Medical Group Management Association (IMGMA) 2010 Fall Conference and Vendor Show

Posted 7:38 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP will be participating in this year's IMGMA 2010 Fall Conference and Vendor Show, to be held August 31 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana.
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