Government & Policy

audit Medicaid telehealth payments
By Jessica Davis 01:01 pm November 20, 2017
The increase in the use of telehealth in the healthcare sector have prompted the HHS watchdog to evaluate compliance with reimbursement requirements.
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
Medical IoT legislation
By Bill Siwicki 09:49 am November 20, 2017
The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act would require the FDA to establish a working group to recommend frameworks and guidelines for medical device security.
HHS names three new members to HIT Advisory Committee

Leslie Lenert, MD, Clem J. McDonald, MD and Robert Wah, MD, were all named to the HIT Advisory Committee.

By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm November 17, 2017
As established by the 21st Century Cures Act, the committee is tasked with creating policies, standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria for health technology.
CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm November 16, 2017
The VistA replacement will be built off the MHS Genesis work already in progress for the Defense Department.
House investigating HHS

Energy and Commerce Committee chambers. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm November 15, 2017
HHS is accused of retaliating against two of its cybersecurity leaders for speaking with the committee.
VA Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm November 15, 2017
The agency wants to jump onto the current success of DoD’s similar Cerner roll outs in the Pacific Northwest and needs the funds now to avoid driving up the project’s cost down the line.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
Doctor with patient EHR
By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:10 am November 15, 2017
And that frustration could mean they fall short of payment incentive goals, SA Ignite says.

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