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.
Healthcare organizations have allocated significant energy and investment to prepare for Tuesday's historic launch of the health insurance exchanges -- and now they face a slew of anxiety-laden questions concerning the practicalities of HIXs.
The Department of Health and Human Services is putting into action its contingency plan and the number of employees ONC will retain does not even constitute a skeleton crew. CDC, CMS and NIH are also operating at reduced capacities.
Between August 11 and 18, the phrase "end Medicare as we know it" appeared approximately 8,990 times in news articles and blog posts, while the Republican defense of that general idea, the phrase “preserve Medicare,” appeared about 1,540 times.
Foreign policy trumps healthcare on the campaign trail, states oppose Medicaid, three GOP governors put politics over policy, AOA calls ICD-10 a "nightmare" and more ... This Week in Government Health IT.
The backlash has begun. And despite a new poll suggesting the ACA has garnered a small rise in popularity, many pundits are suggesting the ruling could ultimately harm Obama, and the ACA, more than help.