Government & Policy

Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush chided for cursing on-air
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am May 08, 2017
The outspoken CEO went on a tear about companies hesitant to hire women because of the repeal of Obamacare.
Veterans Affairs VistA close VA facilities
By Jessica Davis 10:31 am May 05, 2017
Vacant and underutilized buildings cost $25 million each year to run, and closing these sites will let the VA reinvest in facilities with capital needs, Secretary David Shulkin says.
NYC Health + Hospitals adds $289 million revenue cycle system to Epic EHR

The NYC Health + Hospitals Bellvue Hospital in Manhattan. (Google)

By Bill Siwicki 08:13 am May 05, 2017
The new software, now part of the health system’s $764 Epic EHR rollout, is expected to capture $142 million in added revenue annually.
GOP passes healthcare bill
By 03:11 pm May 04, 2017
Passage of the ACHA has Republicans celebrating, but those who oppose the bill say the fight isn't over.
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.

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