Government & Policy

Premier Management streamlines ACO reporting across 33 metrics
By Bill Siwicki 04:51 pm July 17, 2018
Organization plans to expand beyond MSSP with new commercial contracts, Medicare Advantage contracts, and commercial ACO products with other payers.
ONC launches new cost for CHIPL data
By Mike Miliard 03:56 pm July 16, 2018
The agency's new challenge is seeking ways to help hospital decision-makers access and make use of the information contained in the CHPL.
UNC Health to use PDMP with their Epic EHR

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By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm July 16, 2018
UNC Health says the move will help tackle the opioid problem and save clinicians time.
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.
HHS to remove 20 years of evidence-based medical guidelines

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 shut it 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.

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