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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: August 14-20

By Leona Rajaee | August 19, 2016 at 8:20 PM

This week, e-prescription vendor and Elation partner Surescripts released new data that 77 percent of prescriptions were electronically delivered last year, a jump from 67 percent in 2014 and 58 percent in 2013. With e-prescriptions growing in popularity, how can e-prescribing contribute to curbing the prescription drug epidemic that’s already cost thousands of lives?

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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: August 7-13

By Leona Rajaee | August 13, 2016 at 6:14 PM

This week new health spending statistics were released, as it was widely reported that health spending grew more than twice as fast as GDP. Despite the fact that health spending growth has slowed down since the bump associated with Affordable Care Act’s expanded coverage, experts believe healthcare is steadily consuming more and more of the economy.

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Practice Insights: Dr. Ken Rictor

By Elation | August 12, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Direct Primary Care is gaining tremendous traction as an innovative alternative payment model for delivering outstanding care in the United States. Patients and physicians alike are seeing tangible benefits from a style of practice that champions the doctor-patient relationship.

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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: August 1-6

By Leona Rajaee | August 5, 2016 at 5:48 PM

It’s the first week of August and CMS finally identified the 14 payer regions that are eligible to participate in an innovative new primary care model called CPC+. The initiative is being dubbed the “largest-ever” move to change US primary care delivery and payment. So what do practices need to know before they decide to apply?

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Introducing Elation Health

By Elation | August 4, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Today, we shared some exciting news about something that has been in the works at Elation for quite some time: ElationEMR is now Elation Health. We’ve updated our name, branding, and website to reflect the impact we’re making on our physicians’ practices.  Our focus remains on helping independent physicians provide high quality care to their patients and enabling their practices to thrive in value-based environments.

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Understanding CPC+, Medicare’s new payment model for primary care

By Leona Rajaee | August 3, 2016 at 8:18 PM

On Monday, the CMS announced the 14 regions that are eligible to participate in their five-year primary-care quality improvement initiative which allows practices to test out the new nationwide primary care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), which was announced in April.  

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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: July 24-30

By Leona Rajaee | July 29, 2016 at 7:21 PM

This week marked the end of convention season for our two mainstream parties. These conventions prompted discussions on health policy to the national stage. Democrats, who held their convention earlier this week, released a comprehensive plan for what they hope to enact during the next four years. This got us thinking -- what will healthcare look like under President Trump or President Clinton?

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Elation & friends attend 2016 DPC Summit

By Leona Rajaee | July 29, 2016 at 1:13 AM

 

Elation had the opportunity to join hundreds of DPC practitioners at the annual Direct Primary Care Summit in Kansas City earlier this month. After three years under our belts as attendees, exhibitors and DPC enthusiasts, we were excited to have the opportunity to open the summit this year by sharing how Elation’s platform has supported the unique needs of over 100 DPC practices. Among those practices is the practice of DPC forefather, Dr. Garrison Bliss, who joined us for the opening keynote presentation.

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Obamacare: Past, Present, and the Future

By Leona Rajaee | July 27, 2016 at 8:40 PM

Unpacking Obama’s JAMA Article

President Obama surprised the healthcare community when he unexpectedly published an article in JAMA -- the first sitting President to accomplish such a feat (JAMA is notorious for its rigorous review standards, though the piece was not peer-reviewed). 

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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: July 17-23

By Leona Rajaee | July 22, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Primary care was a hot topic in the news this week as the ongoing shortage of doctors, particularly in underserved areas, was addressed in part by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). But will these programs help tackle the underlying forces driving the short-staffing of the primary care workforce?

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