While states such as Louisiana are "trying to move the dial," toward more robust exchange, one official said during a CMS panel Friday, some people "will feel the slow progress is somewhat of a shortcoming."
Is stage 2 amid a "perfect storm" that will cripple hospitals? Three out of four healthcare experts testifying before Congress say that moving too fast to the next phase threatens not just the financial stability of providers but also patient safety.
Health information exchange organizations have been around well over a decade. The past 13 years have seen many changes in these organizations; in fact, the most common thread in healthcare information exchange may be change.
The proposed CMS regulations on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) took the first step in promoting discussions about lowering costs, but how to align these costs between each healthcare stakeholder is still an issue and obstacle, leaving most of us to wonder — how will this all actually work?