The American Enterprise Institute, in conjunction with healthcare experts from Stanford, Harvard and USC, published a report that puts forth ideas to achieve universal coverage, protect the poor and the sick and restrain costs.
They get one year to solve complex problems. And then, whether they fail or succeed wildly, the HHSentrepreneurs such as Zac Jiwa and his brethren are cut loose. Jiwa discusses the obstacles and opportunities.
The same software commonly used in academic settings has potential to clear up much of the confusion around upcoding, cutting and pasting of medical records, and the fraud and abuse concerns the practice has triggered.
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.