Government & Policy

ONC Kathryn Marchesini
By Jessica Davis 02:33 pm January 10, 2018
While it was widely-believed that ONC would eliminate the CPO position to shift priorities after the departure of Deven McGraw in the fall, national coordinator Donald Rucker named an agency veteran to the post on Wednesday.
Pew ONC
By Jessica Davis 09:03 am January 10, 2018
The nonprofit is asking Health IT to define the elements used in application programming interfaces and consider adding information from medical devices, genomic data and social determinants.
Medicaid payment errors
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm January 09, 2018
While the number of states contributing data was up from 18 to 49, challenges hindered CMS’ ability to effectively manage the program.
phishing attack

Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:15 pm January 08, 2018
An employee of Florida’s Agency of Healthcare Administration fell for a malicious phishing email, which allowed hackers to access Medicaid enrollee data, including some Social Security numbers.
ONC interoperability standards
By Jessica Davis 03:08 pm January 05, 2018
The Trusted Exchange Framework, required by the 21st Century Cures Act, includes a common agreement of exchange procedures.
Cerner EHR contract
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm January 05, 2018
VA Secretary Shulkin said that a recent meeting between the VA and Cerner was far from good, but the VA’s team is consulting with other IT leaders to ensure the best outcome for veterans.
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am January 05, 2018
Officials aim to improve the number of processed claims by 300 percent this month and by 600 percent in April as part of Secretary Shulkin’s mission to bolster the VA health system.
Veteran Affairs telehealth

In August, President Trump and VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, introduced a plan to build out telehealth tools and services for veterans.

By Jessica Davis 12:52 pm January 04, 2018
The bill gives legislative teeth to the agency’s Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program, including a clause that bars states from revoking providers who practice telehealth across state lines.
meaningful use MACRA reporting
By Mike Miliard 12:18 pm January 03, 2018
As data is submitted to the new system, providers can see real-time scoring within each of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance categories.
FCC rural broadband

Ajit Pai leads the Federal Communications Commission. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:08 pm January 03, 2018
Agency is looking to crackdown on fraud, waste and abuse and plans to create a program to prioritize how money is doled out.

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