The electronic health record, as well as claims data, has become the source material for Medicare’s big data analytics platform… and it will manage how we practice medicine.
Forget about the flu epidemic. At least it’s pretty easy to figure out when a patient has the flu. The Vitamin-D deficiency epidemic is ridiculous.
It’s the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and the ship is headed to the undiscovered planet of Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). That’s the destination which is not being discussed in wound care – but the ship is headed THERE.
Do I think that Congress will get rid of MIPS? I don’t know. There was a lot more pressure to get rid of the Affordable Care Act and that didn’t go as planned, so I doubt it. But if they want to improve it, especially the quality part of it, I have workable ideas.
I had no idea that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies so much from year to year! However, it is absolutely better to get vaccinated than not.
Despite receiving the flu vaccine, 30% of my staff became ill with the flu. According to the CBS Evening News, flu cases nationwide are “up sharply.” See if your area is affected.