Physicians have had difficulty meeting Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health records, according to research published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The research, based on a survey of 1,820 primary care physicians and office-based specialists conducted between late 2011 and early 2012, determined that less than 10 percent of physicians had met Meaningful Use criteria as of early 2012.
Slower rates of spending have extended the lease on the life of the Medicare Trust Fund, which is expected to operate financially unimpaired until the year 2026. But o nce the fund reaches insolvency, providers will not receive full payments for services.
The U.S. is in the midst of a "data-powered revolution in healthcare" that is improving the industry "from the ground up," according to Obama administration Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.
Republican lawmakers are trying to discern whether the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has been requesting insurers donate money to help it promote the reform law and the health insurance exchanges, in particular.
The barrage of questions for federal officials regarding health insurance exchanges continues, piggybacking on a powerful Senator's comments that the online marketplaces were headed for a...
I found last week's white paper released by six Republican Senators calling for a "reboot" of the Meaningful Use program fascinating. Not so much for what the senators said--although...
Six Republican Senators have formally requested that U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius provide a written plan to address how the agency is implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week proposed reforms of Medicare regulations it has identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on hospitals and healthcare providers--several of which will affect the radiology industry.
After losing almost all funding under the fiscal cliff agreement, consumer oriented and operated plans are urging federal officials to support them in any possible way.
The long-awaited expansion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was unveiled Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and comprises four final rules, according to HHS.