The range of managed care policies states have adopted in Medicaid modernization plans spotlight a variety of options that will be available for other states expanding eligibility under the ACA, but sound IT is still a common concern.
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.
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.
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.
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today announced that Mark Owen will join the company in a newly created role as president of government programs. In this new role, Owen will be responsible for strategy, development, market management and operations related to Medicaid, Medicare and all future government programs.
The Senate Finance Committee initially birthed the ACA, and now, in a lame duck session, the committee is looking for a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff. One compromise said to be floating around the Beltway could involve Democrats agreeing to long-term Medicare and Medicaid spending reductions in exchange for Republican support for tax increases.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) today lauded the announcement by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) about the creation of a new Office of Emergency Care Research (OECR) as a gift to emergency patients everywhere. The NIH is the largest federal agency dedicated to medical research. The formation of the OECR has been heralded as a significant advance for emergency medicine investigators and emergency patients.