Search Results for "Medicare"

September 18, 2013
The Scorecard provides the first state-by-state comparison of the healthcare experiences of the 39 percent of Americans with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or $47,000 a year for a family of four and $23,000 for an individual.
Comments:
September 17, 2013
With National Health IT week well under way in the nation's capital, HIMSS is putting the spotlight on a few leaders who have been working to advance the use of health information technology throughout the country.
Comments:
September 13, 2013
The American College of Physicians has become the most recent group to press the government for a delay in Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, citing among several other concerns, EHR certification and implementation issues.
Comments:
September 13, 2013
A bill introduced in Congress this week would enable healthcare providers to treat Medicare patients in other states via telemedicine without needing different licenses for each state.
Comments:
September 10, 2013
As it works to broaden health information exchange capabilities across the care continuum, the Office of the National Coordinator has drawn up a certification guidance aimed at technology developers serving specialized providers who are ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.
Comments:
September 09, 2013
Contractors hired by Medicare to audit the payment records of healthcare providers have a good track record spotting improper billing, the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General concluded in a recent report, but legitimate concerns exist.
Comments:
September 06, 2013
Two sets of new provider alliances demonstrate how Central Florida health systems are reducing costs and deepening care coordination by extending their capabilities.
Comments:
August 30, 2013
A new poll by the American College of Physician Executives was prompted by a federal court judge's decision to overturn a longstanding injunction that prevented CMS from releasing information about payments to individual physicians.
Comments:
August 30, 2013
Dr. Donald Berwick might be running for Governor of Massachusetts, but he's still got a foothold in his former life. Berwick has a long record as the leading authority on healthcare quality and now he finds himself making recommendations for improving safety and restoring confidence in England's National Health Service
Comments:
August 22, 2013
Citing concern about vendor readiness and that "significant investments" in EHR technology could go for naught, MGMA leadership is calling on HHS for an indefinite moratorium on meaningful use penalties for physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use requirements.
Comments:
August 16, 2013
With an array of industry groups anxiously calling for a delay of meaningful use Stage 2, HIMSS has made the case for a more nuanced approach, asking federal officials to launch Stage 2 on schedule but extend year one of the attestation period.
Comments:
August 15, 2013
It’s often said that our country is one steeped waist-deep in impatience. We want fast Internet, fast food, quick news, overnight deliveries. And this culture of immediate gratification pervades virtually every realm of society, even healthcare.
Comments:
August 09, 2013
The growth and maturity of clinical informatics over the past decade has been a prime catalyst in positioning the healthcare industry for the changes posed by reform measures. By understanding the process of analytics, healthcare providers have the insight necessary to make process adjustments in the future.
Comments:
August 08, 2013
Eight-hospital Barnabas Health in New Jersey has teamed up with the state's largest health insurer to launch an accountable care organization program focused on delivering more effective healthcare at lower costs.
Comments:
August 08, 2013
The ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are both looking to the future and plotting long-term information exchange and interoperability policy strategies.
Comments:
August 07, 2013
Boulder Community Hospital Physician Clinics tapped Atlanta-based Wellcentive to facilitate care coordination among the hospital's more than 50 outpatient primary care providers and better outcomes for the clinics' PCMH implementation and future ACO activities
Comments:
August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
Comments:
August 01, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serives recently announced it has paid out more than $9.3 billion in Medicare EHR Incentive Program payments between May 2011 and June 2013.
Comments:
July 29, 2013
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Friday for imposing a temporary moratorium on the enrollment of new Medicare providers in specific areas of the country, which are considered fraud "hot spots."
Comments:
July 29, 2013
Most health IT professionals are probably more focused on implementing or maintaining systems than they are tracking larger healthcare trends, such as the pace at which hospitals and practices are being bought and sold. The fact is, however, that IT can be a significant factor in the decision-making of healthcare administrators.
Comments: