Susan Morse

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

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.
Senate Tom Price

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

By Susan Morse 09:19 am February 10, 2017
The Georgia Representative needed no Democrats to get confirmation because the Republicans hold a majority of votes in the Senate. 
AHIMA information governance
By Susan Morse 08:24 am February 03, 2017
As more and more hospitals implement IG initiatives, the biggest upside is proving to be the money they save, according to AHIMA director of information governance Ann Meehan.
By Susan Morse 11:19 am January 31, 2017
Sen. Orrin Hatch: "This has never happened before."
Summit Medical athenahealth portal

Summit Medical Group CIO Paul Shenenberger said that customers are not merely asking for the portal anymore, they're demanding it. 

By Susan Morse 09:17 am January 30, 2017
The provider’s engagement success also enabled it to collect payments more quickly, streamline scheduling and improve patient satisfaction, CIO Paul Shenenberger said. 

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