North Carolina's new Medicaid information system has not been working as designed and has shorted providers nearly half a billion dollars, a group of doctors argue in the latest chapter of the NCTracks saga.
Spanning four presidents and two military branches between them, the new CIO and COO are tasked with supporting, and in the case of COO, holding accountable, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, at a time when the nation's healthcare system is under great changes.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is asking the feds for up to $60 million to test four reform models; some see the medical home as having the best shot at incentivizing collaboration and upstream care improvements, especially in Medicaid.
While the President and Congress look for deficit reduction paths and healthcare organizations brace for Medicare changes, the duo from the Fiscal Commission is renewing its plans for spending cuts ($600 billion in healthcare) and new tax revenue.
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.