Government & Policy

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.
opioid treatment grant
By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm June 27, 2017
New grants aim to help community health centers fund new employees, technology investments to integrate care for substance abuse, mental health.mike
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 26, 2017
While the group’s CTO Wayne Kubick supports the move from an outdated, custom platform to a commercial EHR, organizations don’t need to be on the same platform to be interoperable, he said.
GOP healthcare bill
By Susan Morse 01:00 pm June 22, 2017
Cost-sharing reduction payments continue through 2019 in bill that stabilizes health insurance market, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am June 22, 2017
But Senators are worried that he is underfunding the commercial electronic health record that will replace VistA.
ONC certified EHRs
By Bernie Monegain 04:42 pm June 20, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT makes it easier to access the information currently in its Certified Health IT Product List, including the latest corrective action involving eClinicalWorks.
Experts: There’s no gray area with ransomware breach reporting
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm June 20, 2017
OCR’s updated rules make it pretty clear: The burden of proof is on the healthcare provider.

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