The American Medical Association and 99 other state medical, medical specialty and professional associations are asking CMS acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt to have the agency do a better job developing transition plans for the Oct. 1 conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes.
Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...
State professional regulatory boards may seek more state supervision or change their membership makeup because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week involving a North Carolina dental board accused of illegally suppressing competition.
Data Points for the week of March 2, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicaid, Medicare, heart attack care and ICD-10 implementation
Entrepreneurs at Chicago-based incubator Matter will work with clinician mentors to develop businesses that might improve healthcare delivery.
Some of the nation's most prominent healthcare groups are telling the Obama administration that its proposals to soften the financial risk involved in Medicare accountable care contracts won't be enough to make sure U.S. hospitals and doctors keep signing up.
Eighty million Americans had sensitive data stolen in the recent data breach at health insurer Anthem. But that may not be enough to convince healthcare organizations to step up investment in IT security.
Hiring across healthcare in January continued the uptick seen at the end of last year, adding 38,300 jobs across ambulatory care, hospitals and skilled nursing.
The American Medical Association, a sharp critic of federal efforts to promote electronic health records, is taking its own path to stimulate health IT improvements and partnering with an incubator “to drive innovation,” according to an AMA statement this week.
Dozens of patients at the Seattle hospital were infected with a deadly bacteria spread by a type of endoscope essential for treating certain conditions but hard to disinfect because of its design. That has raised questions about who is responsible for preventing and correcting the problems.
The American Medical Association is calling for an overhaul of a federal program to test and certify electronic health-record systems for suitability in the EHR incentive-payment program. Its request has been joined by 34 other medical specialty societies and healthcare professional organizations.
Telehealth, which has been around for four decades, lives in regulatory limbo, despite being one of the more promising technologies for improving patient outcomes and lowering costs.