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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PQRS Measures: Why Bother? part 2

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. Audiologists are obligated under the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which now includes domains of function directly related to age related hearing loss including depression.  Last post iterated the prevalence of depression and hearing loss in the US aging population; the cost…

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

PQRS Measures: Why Bother?

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to improve the quality of care to Medicare Part B beneficiaries by tracking practice patterns of health care practitioners.  …

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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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Healthcare Fraud, A Fun Summer Beach Read

Everybody needs a break, even bloggers and those who read them.  The lazy days of summer call for beach reads, not blogs.  Writers like Carl Hiassen–himself a prolific columnist for the Miami Herald— know this and churn out hilarious, diverting books for the beach. Mr. Hiassen writes darkly comedic crime novels in which weirdly bad…

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