Task Force Seeks Pricing Transparency from All Healthcare Stakeholders

April 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is leading a task force that aims to increase pricing transparency across healthcare by involving all stakeholders.

Poll: Majority of Healthcare Orgs are Disappointed With ICD-10 Delay

April 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of healthcare organizations are disappointed in the one-year delay of ICD-10, according to a recent poll by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

CMS Website Finally Recognizes ICD-10 Delay

April 15, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly two weeks after President Barack Obama signed the temporary Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) "doc fix" bill that included a one-year extension to ICD-10 implementation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just now updated its...

Washington Debrief: ONC Looks to Pivot HITPC Work In Support of Future ONC

April 14, 2014     Jeff Smith, Director of Public Policy at CHIME
ONC asked the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) to consider a new work plan, which would reform several workgroups for future policy development.

Three Things Healthcare IT Leaders Need to Know About Medicare’s MD Data Release

April 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
By week’s end, the news had been overshadowed by the news that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was resigning; but the massive Medicare physician payment data release on April 9 was a very important development indeed

Obama Praises the Resigning Sebelius, Introduces Nominee Mathews Burwell, at White House Event

April 11, 2014     Mark Hagland
At an event in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama on April 11 accepted the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of HHS, and announced the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently the Director of the OMB, to replace Sebelius.

How Will the Resignation of Kathleen Sebelius Affect Healthcare Reform and Meaningful Use—If At All?

April 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
Could the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services impact the trajectories of healthcare reform and meaningful use?

BREAKING NEWS: Media Reports Say HHS Administrator Kathleen Sebelius To Resign; OMB Director to Be Nominated to Replace Her

April 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
On April 10, the AP reported that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would announce her resignation on April 11, and that President Obama would nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her

Developers Challenged to Create Apps from Medicare Payment Data

April 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
In light of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releasing Medicare claims payment data this week, the Health Data Consortium (HDC), a non-profit advocacy and membership organization, is challenging developers to create consumer-focused apps from the...

HHS Releases Medicare Claims Data; Provider Org. 'Troubled'

April 9, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released data that reveals Medicare claims payments to providers this week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.

Washington Debrief: ICD-10 Delayed—What’s Next?

April 7, 2014     Jeff Smith, Senior Director of Federal Affairs
President Obama signed the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014” last week, which avoided statutory cuts to physician reimbursements and delayed implementation of ICD-10. CHIME will work with CMS to issue guidance for the industry and work with...

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT, Supporting Care Delivery and Payment Change

April 5, 2014     Mark Hagland
Jonathan Weiner, Dr.P.H., is leading activity at the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health Information Technology that is helping to support care delivery change generally and also to support a statewide payment and delivery initiative in Maryland
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