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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government Accountability Office finds that performance measures in the meaningful use program are not being tracked to better assess outcomes.
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.
(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.
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."
The HHS Office for Civil Rights has issued guidance on sharing health information on patients being treated for a mental health condition while complying with the HIPAA privacy rule.
Americans who kept their health plans that didnt comply with Obamacare requirements will be able to renew those policies for two more years, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Health insurers such as WellPoint and Humana stand to gain $5.5 billion next year to cover losses from Obamacare in a program the laws opponents label a bailout.
A new task force at the Federal Communications Commission seeks to understand and reduce barriers to adoption of wireless technology in health care.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services came under fire at a congressional hearing held March 4 on Medicare's continuing problems in combating waste, fraud and abuse.