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Five Telemedicine Trends Transforming Health Care in 2016

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Telemedicine is a key component in the health care industry shift to value-based care as a way to generate additional revenue, cut costs and enhance patient satisfaction. One of the biggest changes to health care in the last decade, telemedicine is experiencing rapid growth and deployment across a variety of applications. The quick market adoption …

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Going Before a Higher Power – Nuns Take on Obamacare

Closeup of a doctor holding a tablet computer with a chalkboard screen with the words Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Man is unrecognizable.

On Nov. 6, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeals of several religious employers challenging the contraceptive mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The court will consolidate seven cases, the most prominent of which was brought by the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns …

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Budget Deal Alters Reimbursement to Off-Campus Hospital-Owned Facilities

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”), which significantly changes Medicare reimbursement for off-campus hospital services. The Act, which Congress passed late last week, will alter Medicare reimbursement for new off-campus hospital-owned facilities that have heretofore been treated as “hospital-based.” Off-campus facilities for …

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Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 – Potential Impact on Hospitals

Senate Democrats Continue To Push For A Budget Deal; House And Senate Continue Appropriations Markups

House Republican leaders introduced legislation on Monday, finalizing a two-year budget agreement between Congressional leaders and the White House. This legislation is currently being considered and may be up for a vote as early as Wednesday on the bipartisan budget deal. Hospitals should note the language in Section 603 (which is on pages 35-39 of …

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Age and Sex Differences in Working Memory after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Functional MR Imaging Studies


A new study published in Radiology evaluated the age effect on working memory performance and functional activation after mild traumatic brain injury. According to the abstract, researchers at Taipei Medical University-Shuang-Ho Hospital in Taiwan compared a group of thirteen individuals between the ages of 21-30 (with a mean age of 26.2 years) to a group …

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