The value-based payment wave is starting to enter Medicaid policy, and one early-adopter state has posted quite positive early financial returns but still faces regulatory, technology and financial hurdles.
If the ACA's goal of insuring every American is to be realized, states like Texas and Florida will have to expand Medicaid, Congress will have to amend the law, or states and HHS will have to craft waivers.
Coding took twice as long for the ICD-10 frontrunner and it was proving inaccurate during the first phase, despite putting their best coders on the project. Both improved in phase 2. Here's what they learned.
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.