By Anthony Brino 03:22 pm August 27, 2014
The Protecting Access to Medicare law enacted earlier this year is rather ignominiously known for delaying the inevitable ICD-10 conversion, but it could also speed up a part of the health system that's just as sorely needed.
By Erin McCann 03:18 pm August 27, 2014
It's official. The Government Accountability Office today affirmed what the general public knew this past October: the launch of the website was a poorly-planned and mismanaged disaster -- one that cost the federal government a pretty penny.
By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm August 27, 2014
Increasingly, it seems Capitol Hill may be starting to question the long-term mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
By Neil Versel 02:52 pm August 27, 2014
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use.
By Mike Miliard 02:40 pm August 27, 2014
As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul.
By Anthony Brino 02:26 pm August 27, 2014
In a region dominated by one insurer and teeming with health systems, accountable care models are gaining provider acceptance but still accumulating evidence.
Growing money
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am August 27, 2014
A Mississippi health system and three hospitals in Texas, Indiana and Alabama are illustrating how hospitals can thrive, even in a tough economic environment. One hospital increased its revenue by $8.2 million after improving clinical documentation. Another changed the way it collected for services and boosted revenue by $6.1 million.
By Anthony Brino 09:52 am August 27, 2014
HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges during the initial enrollment period to lead the federal insurance marketplace.
data sharing
By Government Health IT Staff 10:07 am August 15, 2014
More than $26 billion has been invested, mostly in incentive payments to hospitals and eligible professionals who meaningfully use electronic health records. Yet just a small percentage of healthcare systems are electronically sharing data.
By Anthony Brino 10:47 am August 12, 2014
Even as it led to a delay of ICD-10, another component in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act could go a long way toward accelerating the development and access routes of new diagnostic tests.

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