Brian Edwards of iMedicalApps has identified mobile health applications that are likely to take the spotlight next year. They are patient tracking apps, binary network solutions, health-related games, apps for patient diagnosis and treatment, and patient engagement tools.
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act, which will stop an across-the-board 27% reduction to Medicare provider fees. The cuts would have otherwise been implemented based on the sustainable growth rate formula. The bill will also allow providers to get a 1% increase in Medicare fees for 2012 and 2013.