Although system CEOs see some benefits to the change of control in the House, the likelihood of partisan gridlock is muting their optimism.
A House panel will question ONC leaders about progress the agency is making on implementing the 21st Century Cures Act.
To the dismay of many policy experts and entities like the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, updates to the fee schedule have benefited procedure-oriented specialties at the expense of primary-care doctors.
Fairview Health Services CEO James Hereford launched a reorganization earlier this year to focus on the consumer. Part of the effort involves reimagining how primary care is delivered.
The CMS issued a final rule that allows the agency to continue the normal operations of the Affordable Care Act risk-adjustment program for 2018.
Tariff battles, whether in 1992 or 2018, will not solve what remains one of U.S. businesses' main international competitiveness problems: the higher prices they pay for healthcare and the tab's uneven distribution.
Experts recommend transparency and detailed conflict-of-interest policies for CEOs sitting on boards, especially as vertical integration further complicates such relationships.
Chatbots are gaining traction in healthcare, helping connect patients to providers and payers on an efficient, cost-effective medium: mobile devices and computers.
This software, which complies with HIPAA, serves as a platform for everyone involved in a patient's care to send text messages, images, files, videos and other formats, keeping in touch when the patient is not in a medical facility.
The CMS didn't risk-stratify hospitals by peer groups based on their dual-eligible population as it currently does in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. That can earn hospitals low ratings for caring for poor and chronically ill patients.
Immigration policy changes proposed by the Trump administration have the potential to reverse gains made in healthcare access and trust earned in our communities.