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.
The state of Oregon and the ACLU are suing to stop the DEA from accessing patient and provider prescription drug records without a warrant, exposing the fine line between protecting public health and patient privacy.
The individual mandate, among other policies, could help bring innovative change to healthcare. But some other health law provisions may just keep entrenching the costly status-quo, a new report argues.
As things appear today, come January, 2014 when HIXs and Medicaid programs must be operational, very few states will be rolling out a truly "no wrong door" offering that includes SNAP and TANF -- making now the time to take action.
When shopping for health insurance in the imminent exchanges, the experience should be as easy as the one at an online retailer like Amazon, but also respectful of the implications of the decisions being made on the health and financial stability of consumers.
The number of citizens hoping SCOUTS spikes the ACA has risen, albeit ever so slightly, according to a new poll. Moody's breaks down the three likely rulings, meanwhile, and what each might mean for the health industry.
Last weekend, I got an e-mail from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) on "How to Avoid Common Version 5010 Claims Rejections." This surprised because me a bit because I thought the healthcare industry has figured all that out by now.
PCMHs becoming 'medical neighborhoods' in Hudson Valley, on big data bolstering public and private health, Delaware and Michigan roll out clouds, Romney vaguely vows to stop Obamacare, and a new reader poll.
Deborah Grider wrote the book on ICD-10 implementation. Now she's a senior manager at at Blue & Co. working with rural and small hospital systems as their ICD-10 project manager. To her a year delay sounds about right to reach compliance without encouraging procrastination.
Last year, Marilynn Tavenner was picked to succeed Donald Berwick as administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It was thought that Republicans wouldn't have significant objections to her considering her career lacked any controversy.
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