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“Convenient, easy, secure online visits”—so says the tagline for QwikVisit.com, a HIPAA-compliant, browser-based application for provider–patient online visits. Read Article ›

Now that ICD-10 has become a reality, oncology practices are still going to face uncertain income, unready payers, delays in payment, and possible take-backs of paid monies following audits after the fact. Read Article ›

A smart investor needs to fully comprehend how risk is measured and its potential effect on long-term portfolio performance. This article outlines 5 principles of investment management that can increase your chance of success. Read Article ›

June 30, 2015, was the deadline for submission of practice-based applications to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) for the Oncology Care Model (OCM). The dust has settled. Those who were going to apply have done so, and those who decided not to, have watched the hustle and bustle during June with some amusement. Read Article ›

Mechanism of Pathway: The Promise of PD-1 Pathway Blockade in the Treatment of Metastatic Cancer
Over the years, it has become increasingly evident that cancer is a highly heterogeneous disorder. There are a multitude of different tumor types that can affect all organs and organ systems of the body. Because of genetic variations, no 2 tumors are exactly the same. Read Article ›

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has begun stepping up efforts to ensure that covered entities are in compliance with HIPAA regulations. OCR audits are typically conducted is response to a complaint. In order to be compliant, practices should have policies in place regarding the treatment of all health information containing individually identifiable information. The policy should extend to electronic as well as written information. Read Article ›

To maintain pace with the ongoing IT revolution, practices must find cost-effective solutions for purchasing and implementing electronic technologies. There a number of funding options available to finance investments in technology. These investments may include consulting, hardware, software, and training. It may be helpful to speak with other practices in your area to learn from their experiences. Read Article ›

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