The CMS has awarded Anthem subsidiary National Government Services a contract to help it disburse incentive payments to Medicare providers that have met the standards for meaningfully using electronic health records.
The CMS picked veteran federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to replace Optum subsidiary QSSI as the key contractor on HealthCare.gov. But the Obama administration will temporarily stick with QSSI as its quality tester because two losing bidders are challenging the result for the subcontract.
The federal marketplace for getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act lacked adequate controls for verifying citizenship status, income and family size to determine eligibility and subsidies, according to a new report.
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, a growing New York system that recently launched its own insurance company, will invest in an outside technology startup under a new strategy to vet promising entrepreneurs.
Tech-savvy consumers are tracking their daily steps on pedometers, entering their food into calorie-counting sites and participating in online forums. But until recently, their digital health world operated entirely outside the realm they entered once they became ill.
Arizona is launching a technology outreach strategy to help Medicaid beneficiaries better manage their illnesses, including a mobile app. Experts say the initiative's success will vary widely for a population that may not have smartphones.
A CMS spokeswoman said the new contractor responsible for overseeing the HealthCare.gov website could be announced next week. The previous contractor, Optum, said in May it was stepping away from the job.
Global computing powerhouse IBM plans to acquire Chicago-based Merge Healthcare for $1 billion. IBM has been working for years to teach its Watson super-computing platform to think about healthcare. With the Merge deal, the company aims to help Watson “envision” healthcare.
In what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is calling a "game changer" for independent physicians, the state's largest insurer is for the first time sharing data that will help doctors find the best healthcare services based on quality and price for their patients.
The appointment of Dr. Karen DeSalvo as assistant secretary for health at HHS has been approved by unanimous consent of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and now moves to the full Senate.
The personal information of Indiana University employees on school-sponsored health plans may have been among those leaked in a hack of a Fort Wayne, Ind., medical software company.
The federal government says healthcare facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking.