https://shannonchristy.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/no-class-i-think-ill-kayak/

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Falls

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   A quality reporting program designed to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) gives participating providers an opportunity to assess the quality of care  delivered  to patients.  PQRS, first covered in 2013…

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Right Place, Right Time, Right Patient. Right Provider?

Tom J. Northey gives us the second half of his ACO  and Audiology post today.  In his current forecast of what’s ahead for Audiologists in the changing healthcare market place, he’s introduced us to the ACO (accountable care organization) model, electronic medical records (EMR), and health information exchanges (HIE).   It’s time to take those acronyms…

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http://archive.freep.com/article/20140107/BUSINESS06/301070113/aco-ace-michigan-name-change

Does ACO Spell Audiology?

Tom J. Northey is this week’s guest contributor.  In July, Hearing Economics did a multi-part series going back in time to 2000, when Mr. Northey wrote a seminal article forecasting our profession’s future choices and coining that popular phrase “Audiology Economics.” Lucky for Hearing Economics, the series caught Mr. Northey’s attention.  Though he left the field of…

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http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-intelligence/big-data-column/19594/future-cities-widens-its-reach-big-data

Present Situation Be Damned, Full Speed Ahead

The Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare was reviewed, state-by-state, last week.  This week brings another table (below) of dubious data collected with sincere effort to try to estimate the ACA’s impact on Audiologists. Requests for updates and corrections last week went unheeded.  Logical explanations, in order of probability, are 1) nobody reads this column except Harvey…

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZfUu_FFJjPk

Audiology Landscaping Under Way by the Affordable Care Act

George Lyons (ASHA VP for Audiology) recently anticipated a “changing landscape” for Audiologists as components of  the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are implemented.  His well written post was well received and frequently read.  It was also rare —  few articles in the public domain are written specifically about Audiology and the ACA;…

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