Government & Policy

meaningful use
By Tom Sullivan 11:28 am July 05, 2017
The bipartisan bill would eliminate HITECH Act requirements that HHS make attesting to meaningful use harder to achieve.
CMS Open Payments Data
By Tom Sullivan 09:01 am July 05, 2017
But almost half the money went toward research, officials said.
air force telehealth program

Photo via USAF

By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm June 30, 2017
Leveraging the VA’s Tele-ICU equipment, patients in five Air Force facilities will gain electronic access and remote monitoring capabilities to VA doctors and nurses.
veterans on medicaid
By Kaiser Health News 10:36 am June 30, 2017
GOP bill could hurt veterans by eliminating Medicaid access yet others argue reform of VA could help eliminate that concern. 
By Bernie Monegain 01:43 pm June 29, 2017
Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser, NewYork-Presbyterian executives are all concerned over the Senate’s bill.
MACRA QPP reporting
By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm June 28, 2017
Despite the flexibility promised by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the vast majority of physicians say detailed QPP rules are too burdensome.
medicaid data
By Mike Miliard 03:33 pm June 27, 2017
Delays and hiccups in T-MSIS implementation are preventing CMS and the states from participating in a program to improve the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of health data.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 27, 2017
Expressing concerns about risks related to cost and implementation delays, three Republican senators pressed the agencies for assurances the new platforms will be interoperable.
GOP healthcare bill

Hani Jarawan, MD, was among the protesters outside of Senator Susan Collins' Portland office Tuesday.

By Susan Morse 03:11 pm June 27, 2017
Republicans are short on votes needed for bill to pass due to five Senators who will not give their support, including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.
Anthem settlement
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:38 pm June 27, 2017
Per agreement, lawyer fees will soak up a third of the $115 million fund, boiling down to less than a dollar each for the 78.8 million breach victims.

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