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December 10, 2015  12:14 PM

Health plans moving quickly to value-based payments

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACO, medicaid, Medicare payments, Wearable devices

Health insurance payers are accelerating their move to value-based payments at a remarkable rate, according to a

May 29, 2013  4:38 PM

Telemedicine reimbursement transcending party politics in some states

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ATA, medicaid, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

AUSTIN, Texas -- In attending the American Telemedicine Association's State Telemedicine Policy Summit that took place after the group's annual meeting ended, a few...

April 16, 2013  9:31 AM

Sequester cuts 2% from Medicare EHR incentive program payments

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
CMS, EHR, EHR billing, medicaid, medicare

Eligible professionals and hospitals should expect a 2% reduction to Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments for meaningful use of EHRs, the Centers for...

January 8, 2013  11:04 AM

North Idaho data breach fine makes history

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Data breach, health care data breach, hhs, medicaid, patient data security

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first settlement involving a data breach affecting fewer than 500 patients has been paid by Hospice of North Idaho. The breach, which occurred in June 2010, was a...

April 10, 2012  1:36 PM

Server hacked — Medicaid data breach affects 780,000 individuals

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Data breach, health care data breach, health data security, medicaid, PHI

An estimated 780,000 people in the state of Utah have been affected by a recent Medicaid data breach, according to theĀ FAQ document published by the Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) and the Utah Department of...

November 1, 2011  9:55 AM

Protection for Medicare, Medicaid physicians to increase EHR adoption?

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, HIE, medicaid, medicare

Liability concerns among physicians is a key issue when it comes to implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems since workflow changes undoubtedly occur. However, Medicare and Medicaid physicians who've gone through implementation could be in line for protection if those concerns...

June 1, 2011  11:02 AM

E-prescribing rule update open for comments until 7/25

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, e-prescribing, e-Rx, EHR, EHR incentive, EHRIP, medicaid, medicare

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed an update to its e-prescribing rule (e-Rx) and opened a public...

May 18, 2011  11:42 AM

CHIME could get its way with CMS on ACO rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization, ACO, ATA, CHIME, CMS, EHR implementation, HIE, medicaid, medicare, PQRI, Telemedicine

Whether you agree with the health IT CIOs comprising the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) or not, you've got to give them props for not holding back in their comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the agency's proposed accountable...

April 13, 2011  12:00 PM

On your marks, get set, attest: Medicare EHR incentive program begins

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
attestation, Meaningful use, medicaid, medicare, medicare EHR incentive program

Those who can attest to meeting Stage 1 meaningful use criteria for a 90-day span, congratulations! If you've had your act together since January 1, you could be in the first group to claim money through the...

January 12, 2011  12:00 AM

Louisiana Medicaid issues first health center EHR incentive check

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, EHR, EHR incentive, EHRIP, Louisiana, medicaid

After opening its doors to register doctors and hospitals for the first week of meaningful use electronic health records (EHR) incentives, Louisiana state HIT coordinator Zachary Jiwa reported that 50 providers registered for funds. Of the total, 46 were doctors, and four were hospitals. The state...

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