Articles By Christine Kern

  1. Stay-At-Home ‘Physician Moms’ Provide Telehealth
    1/2/2015

    ‘Doctor Moms’ will provide answers to medical queries via text messages. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Provider Perspectives On The Future Of Healthcare
    1/1/2015

    A study reveals there are gaps in healthcare outlooks between providers and patients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Medical Home Network Reduces Readmissions 25%
    12/24/2014

    A model of care program for Illinois Medicaid patients in Chicago is getting positive marks. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Study: Medicaid Expansion Costs Surge Won't Last
    10/21/2014

    Cost and utilization increases are predicted to be predominantly temporary By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. 5 Ways To Transition To Pay For Performance
    4/9/2014

    Health IT companies making the switch from fee for service to pay for performance a little less painful. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. CMS Delays Audits Costing Taxpayers Up To $4 Billion
    2/13/2014

    CAGW argues new delay is unnecessary, expensive “oversight holiday” for hospitals. By Christine Kern, Contributing Writer

  7. CMS Proposes Tougher Health Exchange Standards
    2/11/2014

    CMS has proposed tougher standards for insurers who sell Health Exchanges in 2015. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. Supreme Court Hearing Landmark Healthcare Case
    1/29/2014

    Home health care worker case regarding “fair share” fees could have ripple effect across healthcare industry. By Christine Kern, Contributing writer

  9. Healthcare Spending Slowed For First Time In Over A Decade
    1/24/2014

    Shift in location for performance of services, frugality of the consumers, Obamacare credited By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. Record Number Of Fraud Cases In 2013
    1/23/2014

    Changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act, revitalized efforts by the FBI and National Strike Force result in record number of fraud indictments in 2013 By Christine Kern, contributing writer