Government & Policy

Experts weigh in on CMS big changes to clinical documentation, EHRs and interoperability
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am July 13, 2018
Industry groups like easier quality reporting and advance applications of telehealth, but some say docs shouldn't have to make expensive EHR upgrades for 2019.
VA creates new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization
By Jessica Davis 11:33 am July 13, 2018
Deputy National Coordinator Genevieve Morris will work closely with the Veterans Health Administration and the VA CIO on the new $16 billion Cerner EHR.
By Jonah Comstock 06:25 pm July 12, 2018
The rule would mean the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay doctors for telemedicine visits as well as evaluation of images and videos.

AHRQ Office. Credit Google Street View

By Bernie Monegain 04:26 pm July 12, 2018
Both the National Guideline Clearninghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are slated to shut down on July 16.
VA Cerner EHR modernization project
By Jessica Davis 12:45 pm July 12, 2018
Congress says it will conduct more rigorous oversight amid concerns about the project’s cost and alignment with the defense department’s electronic health record roll-out.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh talks about ACA

Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol building on July 10. Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Susan Morse 01:56 pm July 10, 2018
Healthcare reform and abortion rights issues could be at the center of the nomination fight.
Trump's Chinese tariffs threaten medical device maker costs

President Trump speaking in China in November. Photo by Thomas Peter-Pool, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm July 09, 2018
The medical imaging group is asking for medical devices and components to be exempt from the president’s tariffs on Chinese imports.
medical device security
By Jessica Davis 09:56 am July 05, 2018
In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s RFI on how to improve medical device security, industry groups asked for FDA standards around devices -- among a host of other support measures.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18.

By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm July 03, 2018
She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume.
CMS interoperability requirements
By Jessica Davis 03:18 pm June 28, 2018
While Intel, Beth Israel Deaconess and others threw their support behind the CMS proposed plan to make interoperability mandatory for Medicaid and Medicare billing, AHA and other stakeholders slammed the proposal as “premature” and “duplicative.”

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