The Affordable Care Act, along with factors such as rising healthcare costs and an increase in chronic conditions among Americans, haven't just impacted the patient care model -- they've also impacted patient collections.
Because HHS Office for Civil Rights shaped phase 2 audits on phase 1, healthcare organizations should expect the coming round to specifically target HITECH provisions that were high sources of compliance failures. In other words: Get ready.
CMS is investing heavily in state-led redesigns of Medicaid delivery and payment policies, indeed banking on them. But there are still large needs that need to be filled for meaningful, sustained transformation.
Even if the administration and CGI Federal, the contractor doing much of the health insurance marketplace IT work, did actually share the code with developers could the open source community put it to work?
The new HIPAA creates a web of liability, which is an upside for properly prepared healthcare organizations, so here are suggestions on how to ensure files containing protected health information are secure when moving them around.