In some cases mirroring problems from the old UPIN system, the two Medicare provider databases have high inaccuracy and inconsistency rates that need to be addressed if CMS is to actively prevent fraud, the OIG said.
The success of Covered California will be a barometer for the ACA nationally, and HIX officials are gearing up for a $100 million outreach and advertising campaign to find and enroll more than 2 million people.
The North Carolina State Auditor found the health department's implementation of a new Medicaid claims system, slated to go live in July, lacking in testing, verification, documentation and benchmarks.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, aka CLAS, "will help us build on this ongoing effort to ensure that effective and equitable care is accessible to all," HHS Secretary Sebelius said.
The mobile application, which emphasizes preventive care benefits and services covered by the Affordable Care Act, is intended to empower individuals to be more engaged in improving and maintaining their family's health.
Amid concerns over gun violence, HHS's Office of Civil Rights is trying to clarify HIPAA's role in reporting individuals with mental illness deemed potentially dangerous to the national background check system, while seeking input on current practices.