Medicare

digital data
By Gus Venditto 08:32 pm April 12, 2015
The progress being made by deploying new technology will be lost unless healthcare payment models change.
Roadblock
By Mike Miliard 10:13 am April 10, 2015
ONC is "becoming increasingly concerned" about reports of vendors and providers engaged in data blocking practices, "which devalue taxpayer investments in health IT and are fundamentally incompatible with efforts to transform the nation's health system."
Bridge
By John Andrews 08:06 am April 09, 2015
Tools to support chronic care management services can be part of a broad transition to value-based reimbursement.
Smartwatch
By Eric Wicklund 05:24 pm April 08, 2015
At HIMSS15, Joe Kvedar, MD, will share a status update on connected health. Hint: Despite the exuberance around wearables, some providers are taking notice of what they can accomplish with the data.
Stressed doctor
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 06, 2015
WEDI's newest survey of ICD-10 readiness among providers, vendors and health plans is out. And the progress report is not as promising as officials had hoped.
GE building
By Erin McCann 07:53 am April 06, 2015
The company's focus at HIMSS15 will be on financial risk management and getting clinical data from provider groups for help with Medicare payments.
Money and stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am April 03, 2015
Healthland, which develops IT for rural and community hospitals, has acquired Rycan, a developer of revenue cycle management technology, for an undisclosed sum.
Boxing gloves
By Bernie Monegain 10:39 am April 02, 2015
A report from the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a sentinel alert from the Joint Commission issued in succession this week hit patient safety hard.
detective
By Erin McCann 11:08 am April 01, 2015
The Office of Inspector General is once again calling out CMS for failing to adequately address fraud vulnerabilities in electronic health records.
U.S. Capitol
By Tom Sullivan 08:28 am April 01, 2015
With just six months to go, the healthcare industry is closer to an ICD-10 compliance deadline than it's ever been. But the code set conversion is still not free and clear from the chance that Congress could delay it again.

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