Policy & Regulation Archive
Under pressure from the American Medical Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has made several important policy changes to ease physicians transitions to the ICD-10 code set, including advanced payments under certain conditions.
Health information exchange continues to face obstacles to widespread adoption with health insurers being part of the problem.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is calling for a renewed push to establish a unique national patient identifier and is unleashing its 1,600 chief information officers and clinical medical informatics officers to press Congress to remove the current prohibition on such an identifier.
According to new research from market intelligence firm Tractica, telehealth video consultation sessions will increase from 19.7 million in 2014 to 158.4 million per year by 2020.
While big data holds tremendous potential for advancing medical science, reducing the costs of healthcare delivery, and providing better health outcomes, the analysis of this data also poses significant risks to individual privacya reality the Obama administration is grappling with.
Medicare reimbursement information systems recently began comparing two distinct codes on home health agency claims before the claims are paid.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued updated guidance as the last week to conduct ICD-10 end-to-end testing with MedicareJuly 20-24approaches.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday posted full-year 2014 financial data on its Open Payments website to help consumers better understand financial relationships between physicians and drug and medical device companies. Yet, questions remain about the accuracy of the data.
At least seven healthcare insurers and vendors are requiring their business associates to successfully conduct a comprehensive assessment of their information technology privacy and security status and obtain a certification of completion within the next two years.
At the request of Congress, a Health IT Policy Committee task force will develop recommendations for removing technical and financial barriers to the interoperability of electronic health records.
A national online survey of more than 2,200 CVS retail pharmacy customers finds that patients want to leverage email, Facebook, and physician websites to communicate with their doctors. However, there remains a gap between patient interest for online communication and what physicians currently provide.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced two new changes to the design of the ACO Investment Model.
Healthcare organizations not implementing newer debit/credit card processing terminals by October 1 will be financially liable for fraudulent financial transactions.
Louisiana is pioneering a direct-to-consumer approach to educating the state's residents about the power of health information technology. The D-T-C campaign is slated to begin statewide sometime in mid-July.
The Supreme Court ruled in King v. Burwell that subsidies used to purchase health insurance in the 36 states on the federally facilitated marketplace are legal, thus avoiding the death spiral so often referred to by Congress. What does this ruling mean for employers?