Government & Policy

Advocates say parity has long been an "empty phrase" and it has taken the administration far too long to address the problem. They say insurers have been subverting the law in subtle ways, and the government has not aggressively acted to stop them.
FBI Apple encryption
By Tom Sullivan 09:21 am March 30, 2016
Now the question is whether cyber criminals could someday emulate that approach to access encrypted patient data.
By Tom Sullivan 08:28 am March 30, 2016
Ohio Governor John Kasich said during Tuesday night's Presidential Town Hall that he has a plan to replace Obamacare while Texas Senator Ted Cruz pointed to the VA as an area that needs greater accountability when it comes to healthcare.  
By Mike Miliard 12:07 pm March 28, 2016
The American Hospital Association called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be start considering hospitals that meet 70 percent of the meaningful use requirements as complying with the program.
Medical Society of the State of NY president Joesph Maldonado, MD
By Mike Miliard 11:32 am March 28, 2016
The group seeks permanent waivers for physicians who write 25 or fewer prescriptions per year.
By Tom Sullivan 11:09 am March 28, 2016
First-moving hospitals are thinking about how to transform themselves from data-driven to information-driven organizations, able to offer drastically improved patient experience akin to Amazon and Google. But it's not easy.
In a letter to CMS' Patrick Conway, MD, AHA argues that an all-or-nothing approach is "unfair to providers that make good faith efforts to comply."
By Mike Miliard 02:41 pm March 25, 2016
Arguing that too many well-meaning providers are facing financial penalties from meaningful use, the American Hospital Association called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week to offer more flexibility.
In New York, more than 48,000 providers have embraced digital prescriptions as a way to avoid fraud and abuse of prescription drugs.
By Bernie Monegain 11:13 am March 25, 2016
Physicians are embracing electronic prescribing more rapidly than ever before, according to new data from Surescripts – especially in New York.
By Susan Morse 05:09 pm March 23, 2016
Some are even achieving savings in the tens of millions of dollars, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
By Bernie Monegain 03:53 pm March 23, 2016
A Government Accountability Office report points to security weaknesses and to Health and Human Services’ incomplete information about how many people are impacted when breaches happen.  

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