Arizona used $9 million in federal funding toward an HIX. But that was before it decided not to build its own marketplace. At least 7 other states have made similar decisions after spending federal grants. Here's where that money went.
In a Senate hearing, CCIIO outlined the agency's work trying to "transform the insurance market," while the director of Connecticut's HIX called shared responsibility "the hallmark of reform" and a young cancer patient recounted her story of coverage denials, bureaucratic wrangling and high debt.
Physicians interviewed in ONC-sponsored focus groups are either implementing or looking forward to seamless electronic health information exchange technology, while some are weary with parts of the journey.
In a letter to CMS, the National Association of Medicaid Directors is asking for additional time to digest and comment on proposed rules for state management of Medicaid, CHIP and health insurance exchanges.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 33 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women Veterans, expand women’s health education programs for VA staff, and offer telehealth programs to female Veterans in rural areas.
Now that many large and urban providers have adopted EHRs, IT vendors offer niche products for increasing quality metrics, streamlining workflow and bringing care to the home at the Canada-U.S. eHealth Innovation Summit.