True reform of the healthcare system will depend on having clinical data points available upon which to make decisions. At this point, clinical data exchange remains mostly theoretical; even the exchange of administrative data is fraught with challenges. In order to get the right incentives in place through both meaningful use and payment reform, we need a very focused and deliberate plan moving forward. We are making progress -- but it must move faster. Gain insight into what levers are being considered and pulled in order to help realize the promise of health information exchange.
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Based on CMS projections combined with an estimated risk rate, the numbers total a sum equal to the loan portfolio write-down by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This top line reimbursement risk could redistribute healthcare wealth enough to trigger bankruptcies, consolidations, mergers, and radical shifts in health IT companies and products.
Shortly after the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended that the United States adopt ICD-10, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) assembled a session on the code scheme for its annual conference. The last-minute addition was so late, in fact, that the MGMA did not have time to include it on the printed agenda, and the only available time slot was 7 a.m.
Federal agencies have made considerable progress rooting out fraud and abuse of the healthcare system, yet much work remains. Roger Foster looks at how CMS can use big data tools to fight fraud and abuse at all levels.
With his repeated vows to repeal the PPACA, a President Romney might be more cheerleader than funder for health IT, including the meaningful use program, which some experts said could become an attractive target for cuts because there is money promised but not yet paid.
A tidal wave of health data is flooding government agencies. Here are 5 ways to use big data to reduce redundancies and unnecessary expenses while achieving better care outcomes that bolster population health.
Roger Foster continues his look at how government and private health agencies can harness big data to the betterment of public health. In this article, Foster delves into ways that data analytics can both enhance patient care and cut costs.
No longer a pilot in any regard but name, the Nationwide Health Information Exchange is ready to enter a new phase as a non-federal, nonprofit entity enabling public-private interoperability and data exchange.
When the Ford Motor Company announced plans in mid-May to partner with at least three companies to develop healthcare apps for the company's car-based platform, telemedicine experts around the country offered a hesitant smile. Could this be the big break they've been waiting for?