Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

By Diana Manos 12:00 am April 15, 2013
Kentucky, a state with roughly four million people has achieved what many much more populated states have not yet been able to accomplish, according to its regional extension center leaders.
rural hospitals
By Kaiser Health News 10:29 am April 03, 2013
For 15 years, Congress has bestowed special privileges to some small remote hospitals, usually in rural areas, to help them stay afloat. Medicare pays them more than it pays most hospitals and exempts them from financial pressure to operate efficiently and requirements to reveal how their patients fare. Nearly one in four hospitals qualifies for...
By Diana Manos 10:28 am March 13, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the release of a new rural health information exchange (HIE) toolkit.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am March 01, 2013
Three out of four providers are still 25 percent or less completed in their ICD-10 implementation process -- and one-third of respondents have not yet started the process, according to a survey from Aloft Group.
By Erin McCann 08:05 am February 28, 2013
It pays well to be a chief information officer in healthcare these days, according to a report released by CHIME, which finds that industry CIOs earned an average base salary of $208,417 in 2012.
By Erin McCann 04:04 pm February 18, 2013
Already this year, healthcare providers have launched 106 new accountable care organizations (ACOs) that will reach as many as four million beneficiaries, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Jan. 10.
By Erin McCann 10:34 am January 31, 2013
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has recommended changes to an interim Stage 2 final rule, with a focus on easing clinical quality measure reporting for certain hospitals, officials announced Tuesday.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 30, 2013
"I would characterize this past year as an accelerating year," says John Hoyt, executive vice president of HIMSS Analytics.
By Diana Manos 10:50 am December 31, 2012
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care Health Center Controlled Network award is being made in increments of $775,000 per year over three years to OCHIN, Inc., a non-profit national leader in quality health information technology software and services focused on community health centers.
By Diana Manos 10:46 am December 20, 2012
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows the median Medicaid EHR incentive payment received by hospitals in 2011 was $613,512.

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