July 14, 2015
Since Hippocrates first brandished a pair of bronze forceps, physicians have aimed for quality care. Now, the move toward value-based reimbursement means quality improvement is an imperative. Proper use of CDS is essential to getting there.
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.
July 09, 2015
By launching four new studies examining conditions and diseases among veterans, the department is tapping into what it calls the nation's largest database.
July 07, 2015
One notable thing about CMS' revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that many suggestions came straight from the AMA. Historically, after all, there's been no love lost between the two organizations on this heated subject.
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.
July 06, 2015
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals.
July 02, 2015
As the summer dawns, we look back on the first six months of the year, highlighting the biggest stories -- from population health to ICD-10, meaningful use to privacy and security -- that had Healthcare IT News readers clicking, tweeting, liking, sharing and commenting.
June 23, 2015
For the past five years, one analytics company has been compiling an annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in America. Just 16 facilities have made it onto the list every year of the survey. See who they are here.
June 17, 2015
Several healthcare industry trade organizations are asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make changes large and small to its proposed rule for meaningful use.
June 12, 2015
"We the people want easy, electronic access to our health information." That's the goal of Get My Health Data, the new patient advocacy effort launched by former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD. But what does that mean in practice? Our columnist tries to find out.