Congress has prepared a bill that would repeal Medicare's troubled physician payment system, paving the way for reform -- if only a way of funding the bill could be agreed upon. The American Medical Association is more optimistic about passage of this bill than it has been in the past ten years.
While health IT stakeholders are coming up against barriers in turning some of their more ambitious ideas into policy for stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program, Congress might end up making the work for naught.
The increased complexity of the testing process around 2014, and trying to understand the timelines and business perspective led CCHIT to make the change away from certification, says Alisa Ray, the organization's CEO.
Names, dates of birth, prescription drugs and dates of service were part of the information compromised when an unencrypted portable computer hard drive goes missing at the Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation.