A group of Republican senators who have been looking to "reboot" meaningful us since 2013 released new draft legislation this week they say aims to make the incentive program work better for providers and taxpayers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has "made significant improvements by recasting the EHR meaningful use program and by reducing quality reporting burdens," said AMA President Steven Stack, MD.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, on Wednesday, ushering in some big changes for the ways physicians are assessed for quality of care and use of information technology.
"I think the OCR really does want to create mobile guidance for HIPAA," says attorney Jeffrey Dunifon.
A legal expert discusses the Office for Civil Rights' outreach to the healthcare and technology industries on the subject of where and how HIPAA does and does not apply in the growing arena of mHealth.
In the first major overhaul of Medicaid managed care requirements in more than a decade, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published new rules on April 25 that affect how Medicaid works for the nearly two-thirds of beneficiaries who get their coverage through private managed care plans.
"Every CIO and CISO should consider focusing on critical controls and using a programmatic approach to achieve effective security," says Sanjeev Sah.
The Government Accountability Office found that more than half of newly enrolled veterans were unable to access primary care and pointed to VA staff did not schedule appointments in accordance with VHA policy.