Home » News » Currently Reading:

News 6/3/19

June 3, 2019 News No Comments

Top News


MGMA’s latest look at provider compensation finds that modest increases have occurred across primary and specialty care, with PCPs seeing a 3.4% rise and specialty physicians seeing a 4.4% increase between 2017 and 2018. Total compensation across provider titles has increased between 7% and 11% over the last five years, a trend that will no doubt continue as practices seek to attract shrinking pools of talent with attractive compensation packages. The Midwest and South offered the most lucrative compensation rates, while Eastern regions offered the lowest.


None scheduled in the coming weeks. Previous webinars are on our YouTube channel. Contact Lorre for information.

Acquisitions, Funding, Business, and Stock


Cardiologist Joseph Galichia, MD and his medical group will pay $5.8 million to settle claims that he violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing the federal government for unnecessary surgical procedures. This is Galichia’s third offense. He settled similar allegations in 2000 and 2009 to the tune of $2.8 million.


image image

ClearData names Suhas Kelkar (BMC) chief product officer and Thomas McKeever (Accela) general counsel, chief legal officer.

Announcements and Implementations


Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates (CT) implements Royal Solutions Group’s appointment scheduling and check-in, patient communication, and payment software.

Aledade enlists the California Medical Association to help it enroll physician practices in its first ACOs in the state. Sacramento-based CalHIPSO has agreed to provide interested practices with technology integration support.



App-based house call company Heal adds virtual consult services.



Health Quest Systems notifies patients of a 2018 data breach that may have compromised PHI. The breach occurred through phishing attacks at affiliates Health Quest Medical Practice, Health Quest Urgent Care, and Hudson Valley Newborn Physician Services. HQS has since implemented multifactor authentication and provided additional cybersecurity training to its employees.


University of North Carolina innovation scholar Aneesh Agarwal creates the Clinic Locator app to help consumers find free or affordable health clinics in their area. The app currently has 1,000 clinics listed across the country.

Sponsor Updates

  • EClinicalWorks will exhibit at the SCPHA Association Annual Clinical Network Retreat June 7-9 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Nordic releases a new podcast, “How to build an effective hub-and-spoke relationship.”

Blog Posts


Jenn, Mr. H, Lorre

More news: HIStalk.

Get HIStalk Practice updates.
Contact us online.
Become a sponsor.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Founding Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors



Gold Sponsors


Subscribe to Updates

Search All HIStalk Sites


Recent Comments

  • Hugh Curmudgeon: Troll beater - I agree, the challenge of migrating to VBC is very hard, and in some cases, potentially not even wort...
  • Troll beater: That was a pretty tough comment Hugh. While I agree with some points made I think one thing is missing: the advisory ...
  • Hugh Curmudgeon: So...the EMR companies are going to put out press releases when they assemble their existing staff to do their jobs? I d...
  • Brian Foster: RE: "Doctor on Demand makes its service available to Medicare Part B beneficiaries, and will waive their copays during t...
  • It's All Good: RE: Telemedicine company Medici raises $24 million in a Series B round. It will be very interesting to see how qui...