On Thursday--the final day of the 2014 HIMSS conference that gets underway in Orlando today--there will be an announcement about Meaningful Use "under the rubric of relief," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Friday amended Medicaid regulations on home and community-based service programs for elderly and disabled beneficiaries. Then new rule supports the 2009 Community Living Initiative promoting federal partnerships to discourage institutional seclusion of the disabled, which is a type of unlawful discrimination.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services should require more evidence of improved quality and efficiency of care for Medicare patients in implementing its program for clinical data...
Improvising is becoming a critical skill for insurers as Americans race to the plan enrollment finish line: The government wants payers to offer temporary in-network coverage for out-of-network doctors and drugs, and some insurers may extend premium payment due dates to enroll new customers.
Lawmakers are concerned that an October hack into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's online submission systems hasn't been adequately investigated. In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, five representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked for more details.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to conduct full end-to-end testing of ICD-10 to prevent cash-flow problems for physician practices.
Insurers offering exchange plans could receive higher risk payments under a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Monday.
In its first report, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found106,185 people so far have enrolled and selected a health exchange plan.
The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization has created a health IT hazard reporting system incorporating Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) common formats and a tested, standardized...
President Obama may have tapped Jeff Zients, one of his economic advisers, and communications giant Verizon to start fixing the troubled HealthCare.gov, but a bigger problem may be on the horizon:...