Affordable Care Act

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner warned the agency would get tough on fraud.
By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am December 03, 2014
"Bad actors" are the focus of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' initiative to ramp up oversight of providers and to save taxpayers money. CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the new measures today.
By Eric Wicklund 11:11 am November 21, 2014
The American Telemedicine Association is hoping an unlikely alliance in Congress between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat will produce some strong momentum for telemedicine in the coming years.
Telemedicine doc
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am November 11, 2014
Persistent regulatory and reimbursement roadblocks notwithstanding, nine out of 10 providers are moving forward with telemedicine projects, according to a new survey.
By Anthony Brino 09:41 am November 10, 2014
Just days after a new GOP majority swept into Congress vowing to limit if not repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court, in a surprise decision, announced it would agree to hear a case on the one of the most audacious challenges to the ACA -- the argument that only state-based exchanges can have subsidies.
By Eric Wicklund 09:59 am November 06, 2014
The Nov. 4 midterm elections were a statement, to be sure, with Republicans wresting control of the Senate away from Democrats and expanding their lead in the House of Representatives. But what will this new political landscape mean for mobile and telehealth moving forward these next two years?
Todd Park
By Government Health IT Staff 11:05 am November 03, 2014
Raising concerns about security practices with the Obamacare website, the U.S. House Science Committee has issued a subpoena to compel U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park to testify about his role in creating the site.
Social Security numbers
By Mike Miliard 11:20 am October 23, 2014
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management technology. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge.
By Eric Wicklund 10:18 am October 06, 2014
A major healthcare investment firm says the insurance industry will have to abandon its 50-year-old business plan and embrace mHealth, among other changes, to survive.
Salt Lake City
By Neil Versel 10:23 am October 02, 2014
With the recent news that four more participants in CMS's Pioneer ACO program are dropping out, the future of this important piece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is in doubt, now that just half of the original 32 sites remain.
Caduceus and shopping cart
By Mike Miliard 11:08 am September 30, 2014
North Shore-LIJ Health System has launched HealthForce, a new business unit that will offer coding services to other healthcare organizations nationwide.

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