Medicare

stethoscope on money
By Diana Manos 07:58 am August 13, 2015
With the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System slated to kick in during meaningful use Stage 3, some industry insiders are forecasting trouble among providers.
generic hospital building
By Mike Miliard 10:07 am August 10, 2015
Their patience wearing thin, a group of leading hospital organizations is imploring Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to publish pending meaningful use modifications sooner rather than later.
jumping hurdles
By Tom Sullivan 08:01 am August 10, 2015
Even the staunchest opponents would be astonished if Congress somehow managed to pass legislation delaying or killing the code set. But that doesn't mean it can't happen.
Susan DeVore
By Bernie Monegain 01:57 pm August 06, 2015
Healthcare improvement alliance Premier will spend $400 million to acquire CECity, a privately-held, SaaS-based healthcare solutions company. Much like Premier, CECity focuses on performance management and improvement, pay-for-value reporting and professional education.
Digital data
By Erin McCann 10:58 am August 05, 2015
2015 thus far has been the year of hackers targeting the healthcare industry. And they don't appear to be slowing down. Just last week, another business associate notified individuals that their protected health information was stolen following yet another "sophisticated cyberattack."
By Erin McCann 10:53 am August 05, 2015
The popular crowd-sourced review site Yelp is teaming up with an unlikely partner to put more healthcare facility data and reviews into the hands of the consumer.
Rep. Renee Ellmers
By Bernie Monegain 10:14 am July 31, 2015
New legislation introduced Thursday by Republican North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers provides relief from the government's meaningful use requirements -- and puts Stage 3 on hold indefinitely.
Stressed doctor
By Diana Manos 07:57 am July 27, 2015
The process has been repeated time and again: Regulators issue proposed rulemaking, stakeholders comment, a final version manifests. So what, this time, has the industry concerned in the case of two pieces of meaningful use?
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.

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