Aligning advanced payment models, standardizing HIE-related polices across states and finding ways to bring MU-ineligible providers into HIE programs are some of the Information Exchange Workgroup's recommendations for advancing HIE.
While the state is not expanding Medicaid, the Governor wants to provide integrated physical and behavioral health services managed by "comprehensive care entities." The plan would also streamline administration for providers.
A healthcare price transparency bill being considered in the North Carolina Senate would require hospitals to post the prices for the 50 most common care episodes on the NC Health Information Exchange.
While Karl Rove maintains that the ACA's future is unsettled, healthcare experts are predicting slow but consistent progress. Does the Obama administration have time enough to guarantee the law long-term?
Between August 11 and 18, the phrase "end Medicare as we know it" appeared approximately 8,990 times in news articles and blog posts, while the Republican defense of that general idea, the phrase “preserve Medicare,” appeared about 1,540 times.
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The backlash has begun. And despite a new poll suggesting the ACA has garnered a small rise in popularity, many pundits are suggesting the ruling could ultimately harm Obama, and the ACA, more than help.