Susan Morse

Susan Morse is Associate Editor of Healthcare Finance. You can follow her at @susanmorseHFN

By Susan Morse 02:51 pm March 16, 2017
Chairman Diane Black calls the AHCA “the conservative vision we’ve been talking about for years,” but prominent Democrats and even some Republicans take issue with the legislation. 
CMS MIPS MGMA

CMS Administrator Seema Verma, standing, with HHS Secretar Tom Price (center) and Vice President Mike Pence. 

By Susan Morse 10:40 am March 16, 2017
MGMA senior VP calls out CMS for long overdue MIPS eligibility notices and vendor lists. 
Trump FDA pick Gottlieb
By Susan Morse 09:08 am March 15, 2017
Scott Gottlieb, who served in the FDA under President George W. Bush, is a board member on several big pharma companies and an investor in medical startups. 
American Health Care Act
By Susan Morse 10:43 am March 09, 2017
The $400 million corporate tax break to top insurance executives was a major sticking point for House Democrats in discussions that lasted until 4. a.m.

Dave Bennett of Orion and John Walsh of Horizon BCBS speaking during HIMSS17 in Orlando on Tuesday.

By Susan Morse 05:25 pm February 21, 2017
Orion Health’s Dave Bennett says, ‘Data is going to drive healthcare.'

The problems around prior authorization approval for physicians, patients, providers and payers and ways to resolve the delay issues were discussed at the conference in Orlando on Tuesday.

By Susan Morse 12:08 pm February 21, 2017
BCBS Louisiana rolling out a portal to provide immediate responses to authorization requests.

From left, John Kansky, Mark McClellan and Andy Slavitt at a fireside chat during HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday.

By Susan Morse 04:28 pm February 20, 2017
Slavitt and McClellan say software is still not meeting the needs of clinicians and patients.
CMS MIPS MACRA

Pierre Yong, director of Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group and Monica Kay, director, Division of Program Management spoke at HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday.

By Susan Morse 03:42 pm February 20, 2017
Pierre Yong and Monica Kay explain how to handle payment reform under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and the law’s mandate to rid Medicare cards of Social Security numbers.
Harold Miller at HIMSS17

Harold Miller, president and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, speaking in the Business of Healthcare Symposium in Orlando.

By Susan Morse 04:48 pm February 19, 2017
Providers will need to identify ways to cut cost and payers need to be part of the solution.
Polina Hanin at HIMSS17

Polina Hanin, academy director at StartUp Health, at Sunday’s Venture+ Forum in Orlando.

By Susan Morse 01:46 pm February 19, 2017
On the other hand, EHR companies are losing out to digital health firms.

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