From the monthly archives: October 2011

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HiTech ACT - January 2009

In February of 2009, President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. With this the application of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was extended to health vendors, more providers and every healthcare organization and facility.  The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, under the Americans for Reimbursement and Recovery act funds the Office of the National Coordinator’s office with 19 Billion Dollars to provide subsidies and payments for providers to implement electronic health record systems. The program pays these incentives under Medicare and Medicaid to qualified health care organizations and providers. The Stated goal of the Office of the National Coordinator is that each person in the United States will use an Electronic Health Record. The Act also rises the security and privacy responsibilities and levees fines to so many providers.  This Office is also held responsible with impl ...
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Look for creative methods of insuring Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Nurse Anesthetists.

With so many changes underway in healthcare, and potentially millions more included in the patient population, the shortage of providers will have to be carried by Allied Healthcare Providers. Many analysts predict that the only reasonable method of proving the extra medical care required of those covered by national healthcare reform is to train more physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  Physician Extenders are already enabled to run remote clinics and satellite offices, they can help to implement telemedicine and enable access to physician specialists.  Extenders are more affordable to pay, less expensive to train and highly qualified. It stands to reason that as the population of those with health insurance grows, and the government discovers ways to pay for healthcare for so many more, that insurance carriers will have to figure out ways to insure physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists, CNM’s CRNA’s, et. al. The Doctors’ Insurance Agency has competi ...
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  1. Re: Clinical Research Liability

    Do you recommend purchasing a tail insurance or a occurrence based insurance and add a tail policy afterwards...

    -- Ann Shang

  2. Re: Clinical Research Liability

    I am talking with a CTO in the US ( I am in US too) to be a contractor doing clinical trials on a part...

    -- Ann Shang

  3. Re: The Podiatrists Market Research Report states that demand for podiatrists will likely benefit from healthcare reform.

    My husband has been feeling a lot of pain in his feet recently. We think this could be due to his posture...

    -- Sarah

  4. Re: Developing Walk In and Urgent Care Centers

    It's good to see that urgent care facilities are becoming more and more prevalent. You are right that...

    -- Caden Dahl

  5. Re: Functional Medicine Malpractice Insurance

    Interested in obtaining information for FM MP

    -- Cynthia Shughrue

  6. Re: Visiting Residents/Intern/ Fellow (Hands On) Medical Malpractice Insurance

    I am a final year medical student planning to do a couple of electives in medical school in the US and...

    -- Varun

  7. Re: Medical Malpractice Insurance Benefits, expanding to outpatient facilities

    I like the idea of some of the cost returning to the normal discounted market after a few years of claims...

    -- Dave Anderson

  8. Re: Who Can Perform Liposuction Surgery?

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    -- Re: Who Can Perform Liposuction Surgery?

    Thanks for helping me understand any licensed physician can actually perform this procedure as per the...

    -- Millie Hue

  9. Re: The Podiatrists Market Research Report states that demand for podiatrists will likely benefit from healthcare reform.

    Thanks for giving me more information about the benefits of podiatrists from the healthcare reform. ...

    -- James