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Georgia hospitals, doctors, plan new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 28, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia, the groups announced last week.

Georgia hospitals and physicians plug new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 25, 2016

A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia.

Missouri governor nixes health information exchange funding

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 09, 2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has scrapped a part of a recently passed budget bill meant to encourage use of a health information exchange in his state by long-term care providers and behavioral health centers. Earlier this year, the Missouri Legislature failed to advance House and Senate legislation...

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

How Medicare's payment overhaul tries to change how docs use tech

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 29, 2016

Medicare's new system for paying physicians will kill off the so-called “meaningful use” regime for measuring EHR use. The CMS promises a more flexible approach that focuses on making relevant information accessible to clinicians and patients.

Chicago-area HIE sues IT vendor over shutdown plans

By Joseph Conn  |  April 20, 2016

A suit in U.S. District Court for the Northeastern District of Illinois names as defendants Sandlot Solutions and its own Santa Rosa Consulting. The suit alleges that Sandlot breached its agreement by shutting down a health information exchange that connects more than 30 hospitals in Illinois.

Blog: Multimillion-dollar fed HIE effort produced some gains, some failures

By Joseph Conn  |  March 21, 2016

The number of acute care hospitals using “directed” health information exchange increased from just over 100 hospitals in 2011 to just under 1,000 in 2013. However, seven of the original 56 participants in the four-year program are “no longer operational,” the report said.

Changes to risk-adjustment program are coming, now or later

By Bob Herman  |  March 19, 2016

A controversial federal health program that helps insurers withstand the ebbs and flows of the new insurance exchanges will be put under the microscope this week with the hope of making it fairer in the long term.

Data Points for Jan. 4, 2016

Data Points for Jan. 4, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 02, 2016

Data Points for the week of Jan. 4, 2016, covered the following topics: Medicare Part D costs, dentistry, multiple births, attention deficit diagnoses, Americans who have trouble paying medical bills, ACA subsidies

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