Survey: Nearly Three Quarters of Physicians Say They Haven’t Seen ROI From Electronic Records

About three-quarters of physicians who have invested in an electronic health record system report not having seen a return on their investment. That’s according to findings in Physician Practice magazine’s first ever technology report, which contains results from 1,568 physicians, mid-levels, and practice administrators across the country, 63.3 percent of whom are independent. About 28 percent were employed by a system. Full Story

Nominations Are Open for D CEO’s 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Awards

This year’s edition will be a little different (you’ll see!), but we’re still eager to receive nominations in these 11 categories. We’re looking for stories of remarkable volunteers all the way up to the hardworking executives, from the big hospital systems to the scrappy independents. Wellness programs, community outreach, medical real estate—by the time you’re done reading the feature, we hope we’ve provided a comprehensive view of the healthcare industry in Dallas-Fort Worth and those that are pioneering new care models, cost-saving techniques, and population health strategies. Full Story

HHS Brief Shows Medicaid Expansion States Actually Increased Access to Care

States that expanded Medicaid saw significant dips in their uninsured rates as their residents gained additional access to primary care and prescription medication, according to a new data brief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The data is culled from about two dozen studies, both from the federal government and private research journals and organizations such as Health Affairs and the New England Journal of Medicine. Full Story

As Feds Announce Historic Fraud Haul, OIG Report Signals Need for Further Investigations

Beginning Monday at 6 a.m., federal authorities started serving warrants on 61 healthcare practitioners who stand accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid for more than $900 million, about $150 million of which was traced back to the five-state jurisdiction of the Dallas branch of the Office of Inspector General. It’s the largest sweep in the seven-year history of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, and it almost certainly won’t be the last. Full Story