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.
By bringing behavioral health into the statewide HIE, expanding medical home model practices, and tracking the results, Maine health stakeholders are eyeing an iterative, locally-designed approach to reform.
On a go-to social media site for tech workers, the federal insurance marketplace website is receiving a huge amount of criticism, while some say many of the design approaches make sense and that none of the problems are fatal.
Groups call for integrating health policy with myriad other agencies to re-shape several aspects of the environment in which we live and ultimately make healthy public policy the normal way of doing business for most, if not all, government entities.
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.