A report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) has assessed that the "doc fix” contained in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is fiscally irresponsible, and will only increase federal control over how doctors practice...
The statement made by CMS’s Andy Slavitt that the agency might provide some flexibility around the provisions of physician reporting under MACRA caused a stir among providers; still, the time is now to prepare, say advocacy leaders
As part of a Healthcare Informatics multi-story Special Report on data analytics, healthcare leaders share some of the lessons learned so far from early analytics work, while also looking at the best strategies to navigate the road ahead.
It was very compelling to read a broad analysis of “The State of Telehealth,” authored by E. ray Dorsey, M.D. and Eric J. Topol, M.D., and published online last week in The New England Journal of Medicine
The results of an instant audience poll taken at the Health IT Summit in Denver this week, spoke to some of the confusion and challenges around making patient engagement real in medical group, hospital, and health system settings
During a July 13 U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing on MACRA, CMS’ Andy Slavitt left open the possibility that the new sweeping changes set to overhaul physician payment could be pushed back from the intended start date of Jan. 1, 2017.
The number of community and state health information exchange (HIE) efforts—either in operational or planning mode—is declining, leaving the viability of broad clinical data exchange uncertain, according to new research in the July issue of Health Affairs.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a report that proposes that the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and regulations impede hospitals’ ability to coordinate care and calls on legislators and regulators to modernize the regulations.
July 5, 2016 | Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
In front of expected guidance from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) concerning the treatment of ransomware incidences in the healthcare sector, two members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform shared their expectations for the guidance in...
The details of a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Health News report on a patient safety event involving a fatal pharmacy dispensing error speak to the challenges and opportunities inherent in improving transition management and care management going forward