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.
Stay safe this summer. But if you do end up in an emergency room, try your own measures for patient-centered care. As the experiences of some notable healthcare professionals suggest, it's a work in progress.
Any day now, the Supreme Court will issue its decision on the "contraception mandate" and could add more complexity to employer-based health insurance. Another dispute may spell even more trouble for health reform.
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.
Physician practices could face a seven-fold increase in EMR costs at year’s end, a reality that leaves Gary LaMoyne of Woman’s Hospital wondering: Why do we have to sunset our EMR subsidy at the end of the year?
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.