Medicaid

Analytics
By Mike Miliard 11:59 am October 29, 2015
It's one thing to say you're going to embrace data analytics; it's another to do it. And it's something else entirely to actually turn the insights derived from clinical intelligence into better care. One huge health system has some tips.
Typing on laptop
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am October 27, 2015
Portals and personal health records have been touted as ways to spur better patient engagement and set the stage for improved outcomes. But a new study shows they often aren't used at all by the very people who may need them most.
Capitol Hill
By Mike Miliard 10:09 am October 27, 2015
Nearly 200 medical associations, providers and other healthcare groups have implored the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to preserve support for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has been threatened with defunding.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:24 am October 22, 2015
Recognizing that its participation had become "unsustainable from a financial point of view," Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is leaving CMS' Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program after more than $3 million in losses.
Discussion
By Kaiser Health News 09:31 am October 22, 2015
Three years in, the ACO program has many success stories, but it's not yet saving Medicare money. Is it working? Several experts from across healthcare weigh in with their thoughts.
Pam McNutt
By Bernie Monegain 06:31 am October 15, 2015
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with its more than 1,700 members, gets down to work today at its CHIME15 Fall CIO Forum.
Elderly couple and laptop
By Eric Wicklund 10:13 am October 09, 2015
A federal partnership with seven health systems is testing whether a new payment model that supports telemedicine can be used to reduce hospitalizations of long-term residents in nursing homes.
Future technology
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am October 08, 2015
Imagine the state of healthcare and healthcare information technology in five years. What will it look like? Will healthcare provide more -- or less -- value? Will care be better coordinated? Will patients be more engaged? What about interoperability?
U.S. Capitol
By Erin McCann 05:18 pm October 06, 2015
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will ease reporting requirements for providers and also allow for 90-day reporting periods. They also announced major news on Stage 3.
Phrenology head
By Derek Richards 08:42 am October 06, 2015
With a wide variety of program options available, it is crucial that ACOs focus on the "gold standard" of online behavioral telehealth programs, which are evidence-based, outcomes-focused and created by subject matter experts.

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