Healthcare organizations have allocated significant energy and investment to prepare for Tuesday's historic launch of the health insurance exchanges -- and now they face a slew of anxiety-laden questions concerning the practicalities of HIXs.
When shopping for health insurance in the imminent exchanges, the experience should be as easy as the one at an online retailer like Amazon, but also respectful of the implications of the decisions being made on the health and financial stability of consumers.
While offering health IT and medical training to providers in Saudi Arabia, South Korea is also sending some of its innovations to work in Europe. But its well-regarded national health system faces challenges too.
In our ongoing series leading up to the October 1, 2014 health insurance exchange deadline, Pulse8 CEO John Criswell shares 9 things payers can do right now as they prepare provider networks, systems and infrastructure for commercial risk adjustment relative to the HIXs.
Saying "we must not squander this opportunity" to leverage criteria in meaningful use Stage 3 as a means to reducing disparities, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth submitted its ideas to the Health IT Policy Committee.
The agency's state grants are funding surveillance, detection, and outbreak response efforts in zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, food-borne diseases, influenza, and healthcare-associated infections.
The code set conversion will expose holes that the unscrupulous can reap for fraud and improper payments. Assume this will get worse before the healthcare industry can take advantage of ICD-10 benefits, and prepare today by addressing these matters.
Citing concern about vendor readiness and that "significant investments" in EHR technology could go for naught, MGMA leadership is calling on HHS for an indefinite moratorium on meaningful use penalties for physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use requirements.