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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.

Seeking a solution for patient record matching

Seeking a solution for patient record matching

By Joseph Conn  |  January 23, 2016

Ensuring providers accurately match electronic health records with the right patient has emerged as a hot-button issue for the health information technology industry as its provider customers come under increasing pressure to freely share records with other providers.

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

Data Points for Nov. 2, 2015

Data Points for Nov. 2, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 31, 2015

Data Points for the week of Nov. 2, 2015, covered the following topics: PTSD, apps for diabetes patients, vaccine safety, childhood hunger

Patients say they were charged thousands for medical records

By Michael Sandler  |  September 30, 2015

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and George Washington University Hospital are being sued by patients who said they were charged thousands of dollars to obtain medical records. A lawsuit claims the hospitals violated District of Columbia consumer protection laws.

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