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."
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare publicly supports targeted reforms that curtail abusive and fraudulent billing practices as a better means to lowering overall Medicare costs than deep budget cuts.
Averill discusses the surprising resistance to ICD-10, widespread misperceptions, how another delay could enter the legislative discourse, and reasons that physicians are not dying to their hands on the coming code set's more granular data.
With an eagle-eyed watch on the implementation of a new Medicaid claims system in 2015, Montana's CIO Ron Baldwin says he wants the state's recently redesigned health and human services IT systems to last several decades. Which is why he is plotting the project similarly to how an urban planner might.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.
The industry association this week published A Call to Action style advisory report outlining, among other things, what healthcare organizations can do to make the conversion as smooth as possible, industry-wide.
The potentially comedic side of Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the not so-humorous calls for ending meaningful use and HITECH altogether, and a look at how hospitals can prepare for the era of pay-for-performance.