Medicaid

Elderly patient and doc with tablet
By Bernie Monegain 06:38 am July 22, 2015
Proposed new rules for long-term care facilities recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could spur an uptake of EHRs by nursing homes, which many feel were left behind by meaningful use.
Docs giving thumbs up
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am July 20, 2015
Physicians who achieved the highest adherence levels for key quality measures by successfully closing gaps in care when treating UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members, together earned more than $54 million in bonus payments.
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.
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.
magnifying glass over data
By Healthcare IT News 10:35 am 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.
data transfer
By Tom Sullivan 10:35 am July 08, 2015
ICD-10 Charts unveiled a new suite of products designed to help small and mid-size providers convert to and prepare for ICD-10.
handshake
By Mike Miliard 10:13 am July 08, 2015
Revenue cycle management vendor Emdeon announced this week that it will acquire Altegra Health, which develops analytics tools for payers and risk-bearing providers, for $910 million in cash.
plastic army men
By Mike Miliard 04:14 pm 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.
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.

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