Policy & Regulation Archive
Self Regional Healthcare is offering nearly 39,000 patients a year of free credit and identity theft protection services from Experian following the theft of an unencrypted laptop.
An illustrated look at some of the more offbeat ICD-10 codes is starting to go viral, from blog posts from healthcare consultancies to physicians assistants' Facebook news feeds.
An Athens, Ga.-based health IT executive turned consultant has launched a free ICD-10 resource for rural and critical access hospitals.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has drafted bill language directing ONCs Health IT Policy Committee to submit a report on the technical, operational and financial barriers to electronic health records interoperability.
A data analysis reveals that expenses for deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs are changing inconsistently among the four categories of Accountable Care Act plans.
The challenges related to the electronic exchange of behavioral health data is a vexing problem, given the legal and technical complexities associated with the privacy and security of that data, says Micky Tripathi, president and CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative.
Speaking in Washington on Wednesday, Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill voiced her concerns about potential risks to consumer health data from data brokers who are collecting and sharing sensitive information with third parties.
Medical treatment based on an individuals genetics is the future of medicine, according to government, academic and industry panelists participating at a July 23 roundtable held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
In preparation for ICD-10, the federal government developed GEMs, a translation tool to aid in converting data from ICD-9 to 10, and vice versa. But leaders of outsourced coding, auditing and consulting services firm HRS say the tool has limitations and its use should be carefully considered.
Two court rulings issued this week taking opposing views on the legality of subsidies granted to individuals who enroll in the public healthcare exchanges have the potential to further delay the employer mandate, say some legal experts.
Legal and regulatory barriers to developing evidence and communicating findings on treatments in real-world settings are interfering with the sharing of knowledge among providers, patients, and researchers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is warning against relying too heavily on clinical decision support (CDS) pop-up alerts when meeting meaningful use Stage 2 objectives.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking ways to make behavioral health data easier to understand and use.
The American Medical Association appreciates a proposed rule easing some requirements of the electronic health records meaningful use program, but the rule offers too little relief and comes too late.
A recent survey of more than 18,500 physicians finds that 22 percent of them are opting out of or disregarding altogether the meaningful use electronic health records program.