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The Affordable Care Act And Digital Health Applications

The Affordable Care Act And Digital Health Applications

11/01/16 | Sarah Cassatly, Michael Cassatly

Telehealth, the delivery of health-related services and information via digital communication technologies, is a rapidly emerging, innovative, cost effective and efficient way to deliver health care. There are three main types of telehealth: store and forward, remote monitoring and real-time interactive services. Smart phone applications, or apps, that connect a provider with a patient, known as “connective health apps,” fall under this umbrella of telehealth and can function in all three of the categories. As the Affordable Care Act legislates to improve quality, lower costs and expand coverage, connective health apps, are an important aspect of the Act. This article will address to what extent the Affordable Care Act and private insurers cover and promote connective health apps.

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The Integration Of Two Healthcare Systems: A Common Healthcare Problem

08/29/16 | Hannah Cassatly* And Michael Cassatly, DMD †

The change in reimbursement mandated by the Affordable Care Act is causing a rapid consolidation of the marketplace as well as the delivery of clinical care in a team-based model. This case report examines the successful joining of two clinical teams concurrent with the merger of two healthcare organizations and discusses some of the difficulties encountered. A subsequent discussion focuses on the resolution: the need for physicians to embrace the team concept of healthcare delivery and for healthcare systems to facilitate this transition with team and leadership coaching.

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The Four Critical Drivers Of Healthcare Reform

The Four Critical Drivers Of Healthcare Reform

08/28/16 | Michael G. Cassatly, Dmd

With the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act no longer in dispute, it is essential to their continued viability for healthcare providers to adapt successfully to a healthcare system transforming from a fee-for-service payment model to one of value-based purchasing. This article will discuss the four critical drivers of the value-based payment model and examples of the metrics used to measure them in the Affordable Care Act.

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The Broken Covenant In U.S. Healthcare

08/27/16 | JMPM

There has been a long-established covenant in healthcare existing between physicians and society. This agreement, steadfast for decades, has been abrogated by society beginning in the 1990s with the arrival of managed care. Among other things, the broken covenant has resulted in the early retirement of physicians, thereby exacerbating the projected shortage of physicians for the U.S. healthcare system. Executive business coaching of physicians to increase their career satisfaction is presented as a solution to abate physicians retiring prematurely and thus meet society’s growing demand for medical practitioners.

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The Broken Covenant In  U.S. Healthcare

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