Government & Policy

GOP passes healthcare bill
By Susan Morse 02:37 pm May 04, 2017
Congress voted 217 to 213 Thursday to pass the American Health Care Act to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Mount Sinai owes OIG $42 million
By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am May 04, 2017
New York hospital owes millions for improperly billed Medicare claims in 2012 and 2013, but the recovery period may have passed.
Obamacare repeal

Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the GOP's healthcare bill changes on May 4. Photo via Twitter.

By Susan Morse 09:53 am May 04, 2017
House has scheduled votes at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., with the repeal vote likely in the afternoon, according to Politico.
Republican healthcare bill ACHA

CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of HHS Tom Price walking through the capital building on May 3, 2017, after meeting about the GOP healthcare bill. Photo via Twitter.

By Kaiser Health News 09:40 am May 04, 2017
House leaders stressed that they are still working to muster a majority to pass the bill, originally scheduled for full floor vote in March.
IBM Watson Tiatros AI PTSD
By Tom Sullivan 08:26 am May 04, 2017
Rate at which veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder completed psychotherapy programs jumped from under 10 percent to 73 percent.  
Tom Price HHS
By Mike Miliard 03:27 pm May 03, 2017
Health and Human Services Secretary unveils a new initiative designed to optimize ways the department operates.
Cerner’s DoD EHR
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm May 03, 2017
Lawmakers included enhanced requirements for reporting on the major EHR project in the 2017 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
VA VistA David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 01:52 pm May 03, 2017
Shulkin reiterated his July deadline for choosing the path forward for the outdated EHR to the House Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday.
Blockchain and healthcare privacy laws

Attorney Sharon Klein at the law firm Pepper Hamilton, along with Joe Guagliardo, who chairs the Blockchain Technology Group at the firm, have been looking at blockchain's implications for healthcare for more than a year.

By Mike Miliard 10:31 am May 03, 2017
Leaders are intrigued by the digital ledger technology's potential, but intrigue alone won’t get it past regulations.
American Technology Council
By Bill Siwicki 03:13 pm May 02, 2017
American Technology Council created because “Americans deserve better digital services from their government,” Trump says.

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