October 24, 2012
Think the transition to ICD-10 is just learning a bunch (a real big bunch) of new codes? Think again, Robert Tennant urged Monday during MGMA-ACMPE's annual conference in San Antonio, where he laid out how physician practices could prepare on the cheap.
October 23, 2012
At the MGMA-ACMPE annual conference in San Antonio on Monday, a panel of physicians and executives tried to predict where healthcare is headed, gauging the upcoming election's impact on the Affordable Care Act and weighing the potential impact of an expected doctor shortage.
July 09, 2012
The healthcare sector continued to add jobs in June, gaining more than 13,000. But those numbers were down from past months, in keeping with slow growth in other industries.
June 28, 2012
As recent studies have shown, health systems across the country are increasing their IT spending in the next five years or so. Given that, it is imperative that chief information officers and chief financial officers partner to create strategic budgets said a CIO and CFO during an education session Tuesday at HFMA's national conference in Las Vegas.
May 14, 2012
More than 75 percent of healthcare incentives are so small or poorly publicized that providers aren't even aware of them, according to a new study that suggests more than $20 billion in incentives may be wasted annually.
March 20, 2012
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, an advocate for the use of electronic health records, touted preventive care and the benefits of healthcare reform when she spoke in Maine on Monday, the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
February 21, 2012
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has announced its endorsement of 12 new quality measures for palliative and end-of-life care.
February 15, 2012
The efforts to curtail healthcare fraud have returned $4.1 billion to U.S. taxpayers in 2011, says a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice. The fraud-fighting techniques employed by the government are largely supported by new information technology.
February 06, 2012
The Office of Inspector General has provided a laundry list of management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services. Many have IT implications, such as improving patient safety, preventing Medicare and Medicaid fraud and ensuring that IT systems and data are secure.
January 17, 2012
The top healthcare systems in the United States have lower 30-day mortality rates finds Thomson Reuters' fourth annual study naming the top 15 health systems in the country. The measures used to score the top systems are underpinned by health information technology.
January 03, 2012
GE Healthcare has paid more than $30 million to the government to settle False Claims Act allegations, putting to rest a years-long case related to a subsidiary's radiopharmaceutical product.
December 21, 2011
Choosing Wisely, a campaign developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports and nine medical societies, seeks to get patients and doctors and others in the medical profession to think and talk about overuse or misuse of healthcare resources.
December 19, 2011
Of the six most significant data breaches in 2011, three were in the healthcare industry, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit consumer protection and advocacy organization.
December 07, 2011
Gartner has ranked Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health number one in its third annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25. Cardinal ousts med-surg supplier Owens & Minor, which dropped to fifth place.
November 29, 2011
The resignation of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, a Harvard pediatrician and a champion for patient centered care and the use of healthcare information technology, has left some healthcare leaders blaming a dysfunctional political system.
November 22, 2011
Seeking to offer a sense of certainty about accountable care organizations' ability reduce cost, improve quality and enhance the patient experience, the National Committee for Quality Assurance on Monday released the standards and guidelines that are the basis for its ACO accreditation program.
October 19, 2011
The deadline for HIPAA 5010 - Jan. 1, 2012 - is approaching faster than many providers, payers and vendors would like. And, confusion abounds about what “readiness” means, says the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA).
June 29, 2011
Experian will spend $185 million to acquire Austin, Texas-based Medical Present Value, a revenue cycle management company.
June 01, 2011
With six months to go before the HIPAA 5010 electronic claims submissions compliance date, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced two 5010 national testing days.