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?
While HHS is mostly in compliance with the Improper Payment Information Act, an audit is suggesting the agency fill accuracy and reporting gaps and consider new strategies for reducing erroneous payments.
Many state laws allow hospitals and other providers to keep costs hidden until they send you the bill. The Catalyst for Payment Reform consortium graded states on pricing transparency, and only two earned an "A".
Saying that the ACA "is going to be an implementation disaster," that will "hurt our economy severely," Senators including Marco Rubio insist they will only agree to a bill funding the federal government if it contains cuts to spending on the health reform law.
The top 10 IT projects at HHS, how big data can reduce inefficiencies, DHS' 5 security threats of medical devices, what the VA has learned since that 2006 data breach, and President Obama's nagging problem.
Oregon CCOs, as in Coordinated Care Organizations, 3M opens HDD and the VA and DoD will inject it into iEHR, early progress points from a Pioneer ACO, big data tools on fraud and abuse, and a public hospital CEO's chief concerns.
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