Burwell, the former head of the Office of Management and Budget, was confirmed 78-17. Before and after the vote, Burwell both faced her share of fire and garnered high praise. So now the pressure is on.
The third annual National Health IT Week comes just before the public start of CMS's largest responsibilities, insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion, and before a critical juncture in nationwide HIE.
Readiness surveys are mixed as to where providers and payers stand on ICD-10 implementation. The latest finds a wide gap between those undergoing assessments and organizations that have started testing.
The theme, Completing the Journey, includes investigations of how much cash to keep on hand, tips for keeping coders productive, preparing for revenue cycle changes, and a look at the long road to population health management.