Six U.S. Senators introduced a bill that aims to provide regulatory flexibility to providers and hospitals operating under the meaningful use program by easing reporting requirements and instituting a 90-day reporting period.
Half of surveyed physicians have never heard of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), and 32 percent only recognize the name MACRA, according to a new survey by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
Evolent Health, the Arlington, Va.-based company best known for helping healthcare organizations with strategic population health planning, has made a move to strengthen that cause by acquiring the majority of Valence Health's business for approximately $145 million.
Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust reports there were nearly 24 million Direct exchange transactions in the second quarter of 2016, a 79 percent increase over the same period a year ago.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (ONC) has certified the Carefluence OpenAPI platform as the first of its kind to fully comply with meaningful use Stage 3 interoperability requirements using the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard, according to a company announcement.
During a U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Congressional leaders voiced strong concerns about the VA's progress on achieving interoperability with the DoD's EHR system, despite both departments certifying full interoperability last April.
Language from the most recent House Appropriations Committee subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill offers some clarity regarding the restrictions on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use federal funds on a national patient identifier.
Soon after last week's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program grant announcement, the four HPO consortia released some details about their upcoming efforts.
While various healthcare association groups are pushing for a delay to the start of MACRA, one association representing physician organizations is urging the feds to stay on track.
Is a ransomware attack on a healthcare organization’s computer system a breach under the HIPAA Privacy Rule? If the electronic protected health information (ePHI) has been encrypted as a result of ransomware, then yes, according to newly released guidance from the the HHS' Office of Civil Rights.
As Congressional leaders move forward on a number of bills focused on helping to curb the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic, the National Center for Policy Analysis issued a report calling on policymakers to consider the use of mandatory electronic prescribing (e-prescribing).
Hawaii Governor David Ige (D) has signed a bill into law that expands the coverage for telemedicine services in the state.
A Louisville, Ky.-based provider of home-based care has agreed to pay millions to resolve a government lawsuit alleging that the organization knowingly submitting false medical claims to Medicare and other government healthcare programs, altered records to support false claims, and provided services that were medically unnecessary.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Beth Anne Killoran, previously acting Deputy Chief Information Officer, will now serve as the agency’s CIO to lead the agency's IT and cybersecurity efforts.
Lab testing technology startup Theranos announced it was officially being sanctioned by CMS, including a fine, revocation of the license for the company’s California lab and a two-year ban on company executives from operating or owning a lab.