Medicare

Chanin Wendling
By Erin McCann 06:59 am September 22, 2015
Looking to move forward with a patient engagement initiative? Best to talk with the folks who have been ahead of the game for some time. Geisinger Health System's Chanin Wendling is one of those people.
AMA headquarters
By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am September 18, 2015
The American Medical Association and 41 medical societies today urged the government to hit the pause button on Stage 3 meaningful use, the final stage of the program.
US Senate
By Bernie Monegain 07:25 am September 17, 2015
Republican Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for a delay until Jan. 1, 2017, for putting into effect the final rules for Stage 3 of the federal government's EHR Incentive Program.
HealthCare.gov
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am September 16, 2015
In a review of 20 of 62 contracts awarded for the development, implementation and operation of HealthCare.gov, the HHS Office of the Inspector General found the supervision of contractors on the job to be sorely lacking.
US Captiol
By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am September 09, 2015
HIMSS officials plan to share the three "asks" with Congress during National Health IT Week in early October.
ICD-10 Treasure map
By Tom Sullivan 07:51 am September 08, 2015
Even though it has felt, perhaps, as if the opposite was true for several years, hospitals and medical practices are captains of their own ICD-10 ships -- a fact that's more apparent now, literally days from shore, than ever before.
Man holding up hand
By Mike Miliard 08:28 am September 03, 2015
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Wednesday that two pieces of EHR software have had their certifications revoked, meaning providers can no longer use them to attest to meaningful use.
Doctor and family
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am September 02, 2015
National Quality Forum CEO Christine Cassel outlines a "path forward" for healthcare quality measurement in a commentary published Sept. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Doctor using laptop
By Mike Miliard 11:23 am September 01, 2015
With little news on Stage 2 meaningful use updates since the proposed rule in April, the Medical Group Management Association is calling on CMS to extend the 2015 reporting period.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:41 am August 31, 2015
Following two years of considerable financial losses, one health system is considering dropping out of the CMS Pioneer ACO program altogether.

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