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A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would establish new guidelines for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by addressing the so-called “two midnight rule” issued last year by CMS.
Republican Senators are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for details on its new plan to grant hardship exemptions to health care providers who are struggling to comply with Stage 2 EHR meaningful use requirements.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights has fined Skagit County in Northwest Washington $215,000 for violations of the HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules.
An18-month collaboration between ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs) in northeast Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has resulted in decreased day-of-surgery (DOS) cancellations by using a nurse-driven preoperative screening and assessment.
Banner Health in Arizona recently suffered a serious breach of protected health information after sending copies of its twice-yearly Smart & Healthy magazine to 50,000 beneficiaries of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization in Maricopa County.
An audit of Medicaid management information systems at 10 state agencies has found high-risk security vulnerabilities that affect their ability to sustain secure Medicaid systems.
Health care providers and insurers across the country are discovering event notification system (ENS) capabilities supply an integral "value-add" to critical information exchange.
ICD-10 expert John Berman of RelayHealth says Medicare acknowledgement testing of ICD-10 was the easy part with end-to-end testing on the horizon.
By the end of the decade, the worldwide mobile health market is expected to grow to $49 billion, according to a new study by Grand View Research.
(Bloomberg) – Gary Cohen, the top U.S. health insurance regulator accused by congressional Republicans of misleading them before the troubled start of the Obamacare insurance website, will resign.
Despite the acknowledged benefits of business intelligence (BI) systems, more than half of health care organizations have yet to implement them, according to a survey.
Private health insurance exchanges are changing the way insurers need to do business as the model shifts from wholesale to retail. A new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers finds consumers are a lot less focused on the price of their plan than insurance executives believe them to be.
The projected Department of Health and Human Services information technology budget will decrease by more than 10 percent next year under President Obama's spending plan sent to Congress.
The American Telemedicine Association has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to "lift unnecessary restrictions on health care delivery that prohibits millions of Americans from accessing quality medical care."
U .S. Health Insurance Regulator Gary Cohen has long wanted to return home to California, and the end of open enrollment seemed like the perfect time to make that move, he told the media Thursday, two days after announcing his resignation.