From protected health data management to patient EHR access, the public and private stakeholders crafting recommendations for the third stage of meaningful use and beyond are preparing for a pivotal year.
Medicare review contractors are increasingly offering more than just mail and fax communication options. But there are still a few key functions CMS wants to digitize and a few areas still noted for high payment error rates.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.
The Indiana Senate has unanimously passed a bill expanding Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine. Advocates hope expanded use of tele-consultations and more mobile medicine in general will help fill rural provider gaps.
We interrupt this policy initiative for a period of reassessment! No, there’s no formal reconsideration of the HITECH act under way, but this article does a nice job of chronologically lining up numerous objections or challenges to the goals and methods of HITECH.