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House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  June 20, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.

CMS seeks information to reduce Stark law burden

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2018

The CMS has issued a request for information to review how it can reduce the burden around the controversial Stark law. Providers claim the law has slowed the move to value-based care.

Fraud fears rise as feds expand access to association health plans

By Harris Meyer  |  June 20, 2018

Regulators and insurance experts worry the Trump administration's new rule expanding association health plans will spark a surge of insurance fraud and insolvencies that plagued consumers and healthcare providers in the past.

CMS asks Congress to help improve care for dual eligibles

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2018

The CMS has submitted a series of legislative ideas to Congress they say would better coordinate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. These beneficiaries tend to be sicker and more expensive to manage.

MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 19, 2018

A new study published Tuesday shows hospitals aren't fully relying on medications to treat opioid use disorder. Experts say that's a missed opportunity to expand treatment to thousands of people.

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