Affordable Care Act

Muscle
By Bernie Monegain 11:51 am August 12, 2015
Close on the heels of acquiring data analytics company CECity for $400 million this past week, Premier is growing again -- announcing Wednesday that it would buy Healthcare Insights for $65 million in cash.
Money and tech
By Mike Miliard 07:35 am August 12, 2015
Healthcare's revenue cycle management processes are undergoing lightning-fast change on many different fronts: "Providers are now, in earnest, starting to grasp how quickly this paradigm shift is occurring."
By Don Yish 10:42 am July 16, 2015
The healthcare industry can be prone to overuse -- and sometimes misuse -- of buzzwords and acronyms. From "population health management" to "interoperability," it's worth unpacking what these terms really mean.
Marilyn Tavenner
By Tom Sullivan 02:47 pm July 15, 2015
Marilyn Tavenner to represent the political and economic interests of America's commercial payers.
Man with smartphone
By Sherree Geyer 07:24 am July 15, 2015
Cleveland Clinic and other health systems are putting a priority on smartphone apps that can help reduce preventable readmissions "through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination."
Person falling icon
By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am July 13, 2015
Healthcare IT giant Epic is working on a clinical decision tool aimed at helping healthcare providers reduce the risk of falls in unsteady patients. The technology is expected to be ready and available to Epic's EHR clients by year's end.
President Obama
By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm July 10, 2015
Not unexpectedly, President Barack Obama has nominated Andy Slavitt, currently serving as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to fill the role of administrator.
nurse with elderly patient at home
By Bernie Monegain 08:19 am July 07, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is poised to launch a new model of care designed to support greater quality of home-based care among Medicare beneficiaries.
Doc holding ACA sign
By Kaiser Health News 11:11 am June 26, 2015
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn't ensured.
pile of money
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm June 19, 2015
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is currently funded to the tune of about $440 million for fiscal year 2015. If the House Appropriations Committee has its way, that funding will vanish in FY16.

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