By Erin McCann 10:43 am June 12, 2015
A Texas state agency has come forward to notify its Medicaid recipients that due to security shortfalls, their Social Security numbers and protected health information became accessible on the Internet.
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By Tom Sullivan 01:39 pm June 10, 2015
Could CMS be forced to oblige if more states start enacting similar anti-ICD-10 measures?
Two divided groups of people
By Mike Miliard 09:46 am June 10, 2015
A new study from Weill Cornell Medical College, published this week in Health Affairs, points to the emergence of "systematic differences" between physicians who participated in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and those who didn't.
By Mike Miliard 09:23 am June 09, 2015
Accountable care and care continuity are not the same thing, but they have a whole lot in common. And the former pretty much depends on the latter. In Europe, much more than in the U.S., "they're very attuned to continuity of care."
Doctors and imaging
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am June 02, 2015
A new study from RAND Corporation shows that decision support technology can lead to a reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies. But practical challenges remain when it comes to putting the tools to work in clinical settings.
Doctors and tech
By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am May 28, 2015
Two reports from two separate research firms -- Kalorama and Black Book Rankings -- indicate the market for EMRs is still healthy, even as incentives for meaningful use dwindle and a large shift in vendor market share occurs.
Stressed doctor
By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am May 28, 2015
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its executives proposed several changes.
CPT Code 99490
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am May 27, 2015
Could chronic care management be the new meaningful use? Some entrepreneurs see even greater financial incentives on the immediate horizon.
Grades on chalkboard
By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am May 20, 2015
Payer report cards released today by health IT company athenathealth and healthcare communications firm ReviveHealth show insurers strong on operational performance, but still lacking in provider trust.
Paperwork and stethoscope
By Tom Sullivan 01:27 pm May 14, 2015
One thing about ICD-10 is becoming crystal clear: The compliance deadline is not going to arrive without Congressional resistance. A new GOP-sponsored House bill calls for an 18-month transition period to ensure the conversion goes smoothly.

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