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2016 Election Results and What It Means for the Supply Chain

2016 Election Results and What It Means for the Supply Chain

Change Comes to Washington [Post updated December 6, 2016] – When the state of Wisconsin was called for Donald Trump (Republican), it brought his total Electoral College votes over the 270 threshold necessary to win the presidency of the United States. With a Republican-controlled White House and Congress, major reforms to the Affordable Care Act [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Healthcare reform trends & impact, HIDA Resources, Special Features

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Answering the Tough Questions in Post-Acute Care

Answering the Tough Questions in Post-Acute Care

HIDA recently hosted more than 50 manufacturer, distributor, and provider executives at the 2014 Extended Care Market Conference in Chicago to discuss market shifts and new business opportunities in long-term care. The meeting brought together thought leader experts to discuss a number of hot topics including how current government policies affect post-acute care providers, distribution [...]

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Posted in: Conference news & updates, Efficient Access, Healthcare reform trends & impact, How distributors make a difference, Member Spotlights, Supply chain data trends

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The Reimbursement Shifts Affecting Your Bottom Line

The Reimbursement Shifts Affecting Your Bottom Line

This week, the President signed into law Congressional legislation to avoid a 24% cut in physician Medicare reimbursement. However, doing another short term “patch” furthered delay efforts to repeal and replace the physician sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which determines physician payment rates. HIDA’s Government Affairs team published a follow-up Policy Outlook summary, explaining which [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, AMS Webinars & Training, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid, Policy Outlook & Analysis, Special Features

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What’s Your EHR Status?

What’s Your EHR Status?

Since 2009, more than $8.9 billion and $5.8 billion in federal payments have been awarded to eligible hospitals and physicians/professionals, respectively, participating in the EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program. These payments are meant to encourage healthcare providers to use EHRs in interoperable, meaningful ways to better coordinate patient care. We now find ourselves in [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Best Practices, Going Green, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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New Realities in Laboratory and Diagnostics Markets

New Realities in Laboratory and Diagnostics Markets

We recently brought leading lab and diagnostics healthcare executives together in Washington, D.C., to discuss market opportunities and issues at HIDA’s first-ever Laboratory & Diagnostics Market Conference. It’s clear from several of our speakers and panel discussions that lab diagnostics are under-resourced and facing significant cost and reimbursement pressures as a result of the Affordable [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Conference news & updates, Healthcare reform trends & impact, HIDA News, Policy Outlook & Analysis

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ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

ACOs: Stronger Than Ever?

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) seem to be growing faster than ever, even as some walk away from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program. How are ACOs changing the market and what trends should distributors and manufactures pay close attention to? HIDA has done some homework on the topic and recently hosted a webinar on ACOs and acute [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, AMS Webinars & Training, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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