In a progress report, Obama administration officials are predicting that, despite fixes that have been made, 20 percent of Americans won't be able to buy health insurance via the online process. Still, the pace of enrollments has more than doubled, the New York Times reports.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee have released newly obtained documents from the Department of Health and Human Services showing serious concerns about the building and testing of Healthcare.gov.
Hope that the health law's online insurance marketplaces will work well enough to enroll millions this fall had already faded before the administration disclosed results Wednesday. News that only 27,000 had signed up for private coverage on the federally run marketplaces through October amplified the doubts.
This week in Government Health IT: Reports expose state and local governments as ill-prepared, whether that be for Big Data or cyber-attacks. Also, think tanks talk patient-centered care for cost-savings.
No one is going to reach ICD-10 compliance without healthcare vendors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent out a list of questions that can help healthcare organizations assess vendor's capabilities: