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Do physicians really hate their EHRs?

Physicians hate their EHRs. Research shows there's no love lost between doctors and the technology. According to a recent study, just 34 percent of physicians said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their EHR system in 2014, down from 62 percent in 2010. Diving...

source: By Scott Rupp
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New Jersey Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Woodbridge) abruptly canceled the committee hearing for a bill designed to rein in out-of-network charges by hospitals and physicians due to concern from industry stakeholders, reports The Record. "Over the course of this past weekend, we...

source: Becker's Hosptial CFO

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the practice of "surprise" balance billing caused by involuntary out-of-network care as a violation of federal law, reports The New York Times. Sen. Nelson submitted a letter to the FTC Dec....

source: Becker's Hospital CFO

There has been increased attention to unexpected bills due to out-of-network charges among the commercially insured population. For example, a recent Brookings report examined where and how “surprise medical bills” can occur in context of U.S. health care. Zack...

source: Health Affairs Blog

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) and its physician members recognize surprise medical billing is a problem, and are offering lawmakers solutions that address the root causes. Physicians point to a confusing health insurance system...

source: Texas Medical Association

The seven-year effort to crack down on surprise out-of-network medical bills was delayed again, the same day a group of doctors urged lawmakers to consider an alternative proposal they say won't force them out of business. Sen. Joseph...

source: True Jersey

The need for a solution to unwitting patients getting billed exorbitantly for out-of-network health care brought a moment of consensus for members of a commission studying pricing who are otherwise grappling with how best to control...

source: Sentinel & Enterprise News


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