Susan Morse

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

By Susan Morse 02:55 pm January 06, 2017
The hacker who targeted Anthem in early 2015, exposing more than 78 million customer records in one of the largest healthcare breaches ever, was acting on behalf of a foreign government.
West Tennessee Cerner MedeAnalytics

Photo courtesy of Western Tennessee Healthcare. 

By Susan Morse 07:09 am January 04, 2017
Nonprofit hospital aiming to improve collections, pre-registration rates and reduce claims denials, an official said. 

CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt

By Susan Morse 11:45 am December 21, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Dec. 20 unveiled a new final rule it said would offer a simpler path for physicians to join alternative payment models to satisfy the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
CMS Innovation Center CMMI
By Susan Morse 07:14 am December 09, 2016
CMMI said one model will test a four-step process to integrate shared decision-making into clinical practice while the other focuses on shared decision-making outside the doctor’s office. 
Trump Attorney General Sessions

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore. 

By Susan Morse 09:47 am November 21, 2016
Sessions will also step into AG role during the Department of Justice’s mega-merger injunctions against Anthem and Cigna as well as Aetna and Humana. 
Trump Tom Price HHS

Georgia Rep. Tom Price opposes the Affordable Care Act, voted for MACRA, and supports health savings accounts and capping tax breaks. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.  

By Susan Morse 08:44 am November 17, 2016
The Georgia Representative and Affordable Care Act opponent supports the use of health savings accounts and capping tax breaks for employer-based coverage. 
Trump healthcare Andrew Bremberg
By Susan Morse 02:38 pm November 11, 2016
Andrew Bremberg, an advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Health and Human Services employee, will lead workflow, policy and personnel for the transition team. 
$100 million Tricare fraud
By Susan Morse 11:39 am October 21, 2016
The massive scheme at Fort Hood, Texas, involved prescribing pain creams to military personnel and disguising payments. 
ICD-10 grace period ends
By Susan Morse 10:45 am October 05, 2016
Executives involved with the code switch said the first year went smoothly. But they are now expecting a new level of difficulty in the next 18-24 months while coders must be more precise for CMS and private insurers to accept and pay claims. 
Cigna telehealth AMWell MDLive

Source: Pollaidh Major via Flickr. 

By Susan Morse 06:43 am September 28, 2016
The insurer is adding American Well's AMWell service to its existing MDLive options to enable doctors to treat patients with minor medical conditions remotely. 

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