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 case pitting the AMA and other medical societies against the biotech industry, the Supreme Court will consider whether genes or gene mutations can be patented. How a ruling either way would impact personalized medicine is also up for debate.
A new cooperative agreement between the ONC, Direct Trust and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup will be crafting implementation and security accreditations to expand HIE -- one route to interoperability governance that does not require complicated (or controversial) national regulations.
While Karl Rove maintains that the ACA's future is unsettled, healthcare experts are predicting slow but consistent progress. Does the Obama administration have time enough to guarantee the law long-term?
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.
As New York lawmakers start sorting out next year's budget, the state Department of Health has outlined its proposal for meeting the state's Medicaid spending cap. With a new web-based Medicaid information system, the agency is focusing on incentivizing better primary-care and streamlining administration.