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.
Healthcare data breaches could potentially lead to medical identity theft, which poses serious problems for consumers. But patients don't yet seem concerned enough to demand better data security.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday the launch of a mobile app for health professionals to get quick information on drug shortages.
Electronic health-record vendor Cerner Corp., which along with Leidos and Accenture is seeking the multibillion-dollar Defense Department EHR contract, took its case to the halls of Congress last week.
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The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.
The Federal Communications Commission embraced broad net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote Thursday that ensures health technology startups and telehealth companies won't face higher costs for Internet fast lanes.
Health information provider WebMD Health Corp. reported a significant fourth-quarter earnings increase as well as a strong bottom line for all of 2014 as rising site traffic drove higher advertising revenue for the year.
The CMS, in another show of flexibility on the meaningful-use program, extended the attestation deadline until March 20. That gives eligible providers more time to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the requirements set forth by the EHR incentive program and so avoid penalties.
The first round of ICD-10 end-to-end testing yielded positive results for how the CMS handled claims but a mixed picture for how providers and others are doing in properly submitting claims.
The CMS has either identified or prevented more than $210.7 million in healthcare fraud in one year using predictive analytics. But critics want to see the agency do much more with its new digital tools.