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By Kaiser Health News 09:31 am October 22, 2015
Three years in, the ACO program has many success stories, but it's not yet saving Medicare money. Is it working? Several experts from across healthcare weigh in with their thoughts.
U.S. Capitol
By Erin McCann 05:18 pm October 06, 2015
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will ease reporting requirements for providers and also allow for 90-day reporting periods. They also announced major news on Stage 3.
Hurricane damage in New Jersey
By Jack McCarthy 03:24 pm October 05, 2015
Making its debut during Hurricane season, the new national platform houses resources for all kinds of disasters that include information sharing, just-in-time suggestions, and other types of technical assistance.
Brick wall
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am October 05, 2015
Amid calls to delay the meaningful use program, the Government Accountability Office published a report outlining some of the reasons that sharing health information is so difficult.
Look back
By Tom Sullivan 05:00 pm October 02, 2015
The code set conversion has been a long time coming. Let's take a look back across the years at some of the most important aspects along the way.
By Mike Miliard 07:41 am September 30, 2015
As part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, HHS will dole out $685 million more to help health networks, group practices and other providers drive IT-enabled care coordination, quality improvement and cost reduction.
Man holding up hand
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am September 29, 2015
Refrain from finalizing Stage 3 meaningful use, implored 100 members of Congress in a September 28 letter to Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
AMA headquarters
By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am September 18, 2015
The American Medical Association and 41 medical societies today urged the government to hit the pause button on Stage 3 meaningful use, the final stage of the program.
US Senate
By Bernie Monegain 07:25 am September 17, 2015
Republican Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for a delay until Jan. 1, 2017, for putting into effect the final rules for Stage 3 of the federal government's EHR Incentive Program.
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am September 16, 2015
In a review of 20 of 62 contracts awarded for the development, implementation and operation of, the HHS Office of the Inspector General found the supervision of contractors on the job to be sorely lacking.

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