Category Archives: meaningful use

ONC Town Halls to Cover HIE Governance Issues

Officials of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will hold Web-based Town Hall meetings on January 17 and February 24 to hear from stakeholders on how best to govern health information exchange initiatives. ONC in May … Continue reading

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FCC gives Telehealth $400M Boost

WASHINGTON | January 10, 2013 The Federal Communications Commission will make $400 million available annually to healthcare providers to expand the development of broadband telehealth networks from a pilot to a permanent program. The pilot program has supported 50 provider healthcare networks … Continue reading

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Docs Concerned about Post-Reform Payments.

The ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act is causing some specialist physicians to worry about what the payment environment will look like for them moving forward. Neurologists, for example, are currently chafing under proposed cuts to their payments for … Continue reading

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3 Effective ACO Strategies from Aetna.

It seems almost every insurer has created an accountable care organization in the past couple years since the health reform law passed, but how can they ensure the success of these payer-provider collaborations? Simply establishing an ACO doesn’t automatically improve … Continue reading

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November 30 is the Last Day for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Register and Attest for an Incentive Payment in FY 2012

The last day that eligible hospitals and CAHs can register and submit attestation in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30, 2012. For eligible hospitals and CAHs, this means that they must successfully attest … Continue reading

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CMS Issues Corrections to Rule Implementing Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a document correcting errors in its final rule implementing the requirements for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program. Most of the corrections in the 10-page document, published in the Oct. 23 Federal … Continue reading

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EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

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Medicare Fraud Strike Force Probe Snares 91 Individuals for Nearly $430 Million in False Billing

By Steve Campbell The response to the recent New York Times article on Medicare billing fraud is continuing, this time with some serious punch, as Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in seven cities have led to charges against dozens individuals … Continue reading

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Health Insurers Betting on Urgent Care Centers

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media As insurers seek ways to control the price point at the entry level of the healthcare system,  health plans such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield … Continue reading

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How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

By MARTY MAKARY When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. Pilots and airlines thus … Continue reading

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