Government & Policy
08:04 am October 17, 2016
Maine, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas will test the technology and relevant data will be available sometime during the open-enrollment period for 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
10:42 am October 14, 2016
Final rule enables ONC to better support physicians and hospitals amid the rapid pace of innovation in the health information technology market.
09:53 am October 14, 2016
New rule brings flexibility, institutes two payment tracks, and makes 2017 a transition year.
11:57 am October 13, 2016
New National Institutes of Health funding will go toward neural dust, autism, Alzheimer’s, stroke and brain-related conditions.
11:42 am October 13, 2016
The National Institutes invests a new $5.5 million to start recruitment and build the infrastructure.
10:39 am October 13, 2016
U.S. States are finding the need to stretch dollars as part of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Such strategies include hiring private managed care companies, shifting long-term care services to community settings and restricting use of expensive prescription drugs.
09:41 am October 13, 2016
The World Health Organization highlighted the upsides of taxing sugary drinks or unhealthy foods and, while healthier populations are an important part, the benefits also include increased government revenue and new jobs.
07:08 am October 13, 2016
Electronic health records platforms are leaving doctors exposed by making it hard to demonstrate what they did and why. Some providers are even settling malpractice suits and not because of guilt. Hospitals cannot ignore the issue anymore.
09:02 am October 12, 2016
Researchers said the price hikes driving big spending increases are inconsistent and while AHA president Rick Pollack said that any upticks because of market manipulation are just plain wrong.
07:21 am October 12, 2016
Hospitals and provider organizations now have to manage business associates that might share data or access to it with overseas vendors. Experts say OCR won't pursue foreign companies after a breach. That means all risk remains on HIPAA-covered entities.