The CMS announced Thursday that it is considering proposals to shorten the meaningful-use reporting period to 90 days in 2015, something providers and others have been requesting.
A new report from the federal health IT coordinator calls for most providers to be able to use their EHR systems to send, receive and use “a common set of electronic clinical information ... at the nationwide level by the end of 2017.”
A list of the nation's 25 largest academic medical centers, ranked by the total number of residents and interns based on Medicare cost report figures, 2013. Source: American Hospital Directory. Published: Feb. 2, 2015, p. 36.
The CMS Innovation Center's massive Comprehensive Primary Care initiative appeared to break even its first year, but there is concern that a planned reduction in its care-management fee this year could impede the fragile momentum it has built.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, one of the largest not-for-profit health insurers in New England, said it will save millions of dollars in hepatitis C drug costs through its negotiated pricing discount from pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences.
A Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals, saying the expansion would allow the Boston-based system, already the largest in the state, "to exact higher prices from insurers for the services its providers render.”
Cardinal Health raised its earnings outlook for fiscal 2015 after a strong second quarter boosted revenue 15% for the distributor of pharmaceuticals and manufacturer of medical and surgical products.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mobile medical app that will allow remote monitoring of patient glucose data. The technology, from medical-device firm Dexcom, was approved through the so-called “de novo” pathway.
The antiviral medication Tamiflu shortened the length of time patients experienced flu symptoms, and reduced rates of complications and hospitalizations from the virus, a new study finds. But it did not have an effect on those with flu-like symptoms who did not have the flu.
Pamela Paulk has been named president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, a division of the academic medical system that develops international collaborations and provides medical concierge services for patients who come for treatment from abroad.