Medicare's more aggressive test of accountable care continued to produced mixed results in its second year, with broad improvement in quality but more limited results in efforts to slow health spending, the CMS announced Tuesday....
The 2014 Obamacare open enrollment period focused on signing up as many people as possible. But when enrollment for the second year of coverage opens on Nov. 15, the task for health plans, insurance brokers and navigators will be more complex....
This spring, Michigan lawmakers removed a major roadblock to the exchange of patient medical records between behavioral-health and medical providers by approving a uniform patient notification and consent form....
Health plan officials are pressing the CMS to affirmatively notify them when their members choose a different plan through HealthCare.gov for 2015 rather than re-enrolling in the same plan. But the CMS merely says it is exploring whether it will accommodate that request....
A host of heavyweight healthcare organizations is calling for HHS to back off on the 2015 time requirement for the federally funded electronic health-record incentive payment program, insisting that... FULL STORY »
Medicare's more aggressive test of accountable care continued to produced mixed results in its second year, with broad improvement in quality but more limited results in efforts to slow health... FULL STORY »
Cognizant, a global, publicly traded technology consulting and business process outsourcing firm, plans to acquire TriZetto Corp., a privately held health information technology company that serves... FULL STORY »
Physicians order unnecessary tests and procedures to inoculate themselves from legal liability more than they realize, according to a new survey of physicians at several hospitals in one... FULL STORY »
Health plan officials are pressing the CMS to affirmatively notify them when their members choose a different plan through HealthCare.gov for 2015 rather than re-enrolling in the same plan. But the... FULL STORY »
The merger between Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem that would create a $7 billion academic-suburban behemoth reinforces the growing national trend of large, financially... FULL STORY »
Healthcare has not been at the forefront of Iowa's tightly contested Senate race between Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst. But last week, the National Republican... FULL STORY »
Dr. Ron Anderson, the longtime leader of Parkland Health & Hospital System who was remembered for his efforts to expand healthcare access to underserved communities, died Thursday from cancer. He was... FULL STORY »
A few months ago, Kaiser Permanente said it would stop buying furniture with flame retardants because the chemicals are believed to be toxic. Now several other large hospital systems are following... FULL STORY »
Legislation that would allow insurers to continue selling small-group plans that don't comply with the coverage requirements of the federal healthcare law through 2018 cleared the House with... FULL STORY »
By Virgil Dickson
| September 11, 2014
| Basic Web
Stakeholders from across the healthcare continuum are raising red flags about provisions of Medicare's proposed physician fee schedule for 2015, including quality incentives and reporting for... FULL STORY »