Weekly Nephrology/Health IT News Roundup :: July 6, 2012
Ardis Hoven is an HIV specialist-based in Lexington, Ky. who, last month, became president-elect of the American Medical Association. After the Supreme Court’s decision last week, the Washington Post spoke to her about the country’s shortage of doctors, how she and others will “teach” new patients to use their health insurance and what role physicians play in team-based health care.
The “vast majority” of the 1,131 comments submitted on the proposed rules for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use were from individuals, not the powerhouses.
Two and half years is roughly the amount of time physicians have left to implement EHR systems without incurring any penalties. Within this time all of the incentive money will be spent and the constantly revolving door of government regulations will have stopped spinning. So what happens after the calendar turns to 2015?
The decision lifts a cloud of uncertainty from the law but muddles expectations for use of Medicaid to cover more uninsured.
A majority of physician leaders are on board with the Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling, according to poll announced on Thursday. More than 60 percent of physicians who lead hospitals, health systems and large group practices said they agreed with the high court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Are the new physicians of the world the adventurers of medical knowledge, paving paths through the vast and ever-widening available online literature? Or are we the lazy college grads living in our mothers’ basements, completely functional yet totally okay with someone else doing all the housework?