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Who is Seema Verma? Digging Deeper into Trump’s Pick to Run CMS

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Not a whole lot is known about CMS’ likely new leader. Does her past give us an indication of what the future of Medicare and Medicaid could look like?

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

BREAKING: Trump Taps Tom Price, Seema Verma to Head HHS, CMS

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
President-elect Donald Trump is set to name Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

For One Solo Doc Practice, a Fearless IT Journey

November 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Allison Blazek, M.D. made a bold career move in 2008, going from working in the ER at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to starting a unique internal medicine solo practice.

CMS Launches API to Help Clinicians with Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released a tool that will allow clinicians to automatically share electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

AHA Pushes Congress for Meaningful Use Relief

November 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging Congress to move forward with the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173), legislation introduced this summer aiming to provide regulatory flexibility to providers and hospitals operating under...

In Trump’s Presidency, Value-Based Purchasing, Health IT Must Push Forward

November 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The results of last week’s presidential election were extremely unexpected to many. But now it’s time to ensure that value-based healthcare and health IT stay on track.

Washington Debrief: 2016 Election Recap

November 14, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
The republicans will control the House, Senate and White House when President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on January 20, 2017.

What Impact will Trump’s Victory Have on Value-Based Healthcare?

November 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
Healthcare Informatics spoke with health IT industry associations and policy leaders Wednesday morning to get a sense of how the industry is assessing the impact of the election on healthcare policy and initiatives.

Washington Debrief: CMS Finalizes MU Changes for Hospitals

November 7, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
CMS finalizes 90-days for Meaningful Users for 2016 AND 2017

CMS Finalizes 90-Day MU Reporting Period for 2016 and 2017

November 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on Nov. 1 that will allow providers in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to report to a 90-day reporting period in 2016 and 2017 rather than a full calendar year.

A New World of Bundled Payments is Upon Us: Are Hospitals Ready?

November 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Federal healthcare leaders have continued to prioritize the shifting of Medicare payments from fee-for-service to alternative payment models. But are hospitals ready to participate in mandatory bundled payments?


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