More than five years after Congress mandated HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to establish a “governance mechanism” for seamless health information exchange, the agency earlier this month confirmed that widespread “data blocking” still existed, largely...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to sue the Obama administration, accusing the CMS of unconstitutionally trying to force the state to expand Medicaid by ending funding that subsidizes hospital care for its low-income patients.
The CMS is studying how and whether to replace its controversial “two-midnight” payment policy for short hospital stays in response to vigorous and persistent complaints from the provider community.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners cheered passage of the bill that killed Medicare's sustainable-growth rate formula. But a failed attempt by Yale University to expand its PA program with an online option reflects the difficulty of trying to rapidly grow the healthcare workforce.
Most Americans who receive care at more than one location still don't have their “complete” record in front of their attending physician. Heck, most providers can't or won't even send their patients' electronic records across town, much less to a neighboring state or across the country.
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard says Medicare Advantage and the individual plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges reflect a path the healthcare industry should be on: one that increasingly spurs competition and rewards quality and efficiency.
Six months after its merger with Cadence Health, Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is reporting improved second-quarter operating earnings, though its total surplus declined.
Norton Healthcare, a five-hospital system based in Louisville, Ky., came close to doubling its operating margin in 2014 as it treated more patients, cut its expenses and benefited from Medicaid expansion in the state.
Athenahealth COO Ed Park explains how the next generation of patient-centered information exchange will work and how his own company is pivoting into the hospital EHR market. Modern Healthcare interviewed Park during the 2015 HIMSS conference in Chicago.
In June 2014, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we'll tackle No. 12 on that list: Engaging patients to improve outcomes.
Former CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner has been tapped to join LifePoint Hospitals' board of directors, the Brentwood, Tenn.-based company announced Friday.
In a victory for business, federal regulators said Thursday that employers can continue to use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.