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The Diary in MedCity News – Keys To Successful Care Organizations

With value-based payment models, payer pressures for health providers to achieve the Triple Aim – healthier populations, higher quality care with better outcomes, and lower costs – require healthcare organizations […]

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New Billing Codes Further Encourage Effective Chronic Care Management

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now reimbursing for all the time needed to provide non-face to face care coordination. There are now 99490, 99487 and 99489 (allowing […]

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Changes to Chronic Care Management Requirements Encourage Adoption in 2017

Recently, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made revisions to Chronic Care Management (CCM) services after reviewing the slow adoption rates in 2016. These revisions are meant to […]

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Outsourcing Chronic Care Management

To outsource or manage in-office? What is in the best interest of practice and patient? The most expensive segment of Medicare, accounting for over 93% of spending, is directed at […]

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Managing Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Navigating Complex Health Care Approximately one in four Americans is struggling to manage multiple chronic health conditions, and the number is continuing to increase with an aging boomer population. The U.S. Department […]

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Smart Choices For a Healthy Heart

When asked what disease they fear most, most Americans would say cancer. But in fact, cancer deaths are on the steady decline. The American Cancer Society’s recent report states that […]

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Health Apps Closing The Symptom Loop

Last month I wrote a blog pointing to this New York Times article, The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records where a patient called Steven Keating likely saved his own life […]

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How To Own & Control Your Medical Records

Wall Street Journalist, Melinda Beck, recently wrote a great piece, “How to Take Charge of Your Medical Records”. The advice is simple and powerful, but unfortunately, it’s also difficult to […]

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The Culture of Lifetime Health Diary

As a growing, innovative company, the culture of our community at Lifetime Health Diary looks very different than what you may have seen before. Right away, you’ll notice that the […]

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Healthcare Tech Revolution Means Doctors as Coaches for Empowered Patients

I saw an interesting post on LinkedIn today. Dr Saif Abed posted that Health IT vendors should concentrate their resources on clinician’s needs, rather than on patient tools. The core […]

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