Just a few days after GOP senators pressed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for more clarification on meaningful use hardship exceptions, the federal agency has provided more details for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals participating in the program.
Healthcare organizations should be prepared to face increasing scrutiny in 2014, according to “Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Review 2013” published by Nashville, Tenn.-based law firm Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, which cites a near doubling of whistleblower lawsuits filed in the past five years and continued significant fraud recoveries by the government.
Cerner, the Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, will pay a North Dakota hospital $106 million after losing out in an arbitration ruling over a patient accounting product.
Public health departments’ case report volumes are forecasted to double when federal requirements for automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable diseases go into effect next year, according to a new study.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that it has begun notifying patients of a data breach at Sutherland Healthcare Solutions (SHS), which handles DHS’s billing and collections.
Primary care physicians often face uncertainty in ordering and interpreting clinical laboratory tests, and would welcome better electronic clinical decision support tools, according to a survey sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A recent survey revealed that Allscripts is the top performing system vendor in hospitals with more than 300 beds or large academic medical centers.
The global health information exchange (HIE) market is projected to reach $878 million in 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5 percent from 2013.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week on the meaningful use program, summarizing there was a need for comprehensive strategy to better ensure the reliability of clinical quality measures collected using electronic health records (EHRs).
Six Republican Senators sent a letter to Marilyn Tavenner, R.N., chief administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), asking for details on the agency's plans on how they will grant healthcare providers exemptions for Stage 2 of the new electronic health records (EHR) meaningful use program.
Patients in rural northern California communities will now have faster, more convenient access to specialty care in their area thanks to a new telehealth initiative announced by the Blue Shield of California and the Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health.
Patients who are overweight and have hypertension are more likely to lose 10 pounds in six months if they have secure online access to a dietitian than if they received only information and usual methods of care, a recent study from the Seattle-based Group Health Research Institute revealed.
A new UCLA-led study shows that real-time social media, such as Twitter, could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviors with the aim of detecting and potentially preventing outbreaks.
The global mHealth market is expected to reach $49.1 billion by 2020, according to a new study by the San Francisco-based Grand View Research.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple launched the statewide health information exchange this week, connecting physicians and healthcare providers in one of the most active states for electronic health record (EHR) adoption.