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Going green reduces energy costs, improves overall population health

Because of the negative carbon footprint hospitals leave on the environment due to high energy consumption and the amount of waste they generate, healthcare organizations around the country must work to care for their patients, but the planet, according to an article in  Triple Pundit.

Nash Health Care's Ken Kilmer: Use ICD-10 testing to avoid chaos

For Ken Kilmer, ICD-10 project manager at Rocky Mount, North Carolina-based Nash Health Care System, conducting a weeklong mock ICD-10 transition earlier this month was all about avoiding chaos in 2015.

Hospital malpractice costs continue to rise

The average hospital liability claim is approaching $500,000, according to new data from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

MGMA Washington update: Not much good news, but resources abound

FiercePracticeManagement   talks to J eb Shepard,  senior government affairs representative of the Medical Group Management Association, about the highlights of this year's Washington Update at the MGMA annual conference.    

HRSA asks drug manufacturers to refund 340B overcharges

The Health Resources and Services Administration had decided that orphan drugs--often pricey medications used to treat rare diseases--should be provided in some instances to hospitals that participate in the 340B program at its permitted discount, according to AHA News Now.

Outdated federal regs may pose threat to mHealth innovation

As mHealth technologies develop new platforms there is one huge hurdle--outdated and confusing regulations, which pose a serious threat to innovation, according to Morgan Reed, executive director of ACT | The App Association.

Hospital CIOs: ONC leadership exodus raises questions about federal HIT priorities

Hospital CIOs expressed concern that the sudden announced departures of National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo and Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider potentially leave federal health IT efforts in limbo.

HHS could pay out $1B to insurers for reinsurance, risk corridor, risk adjustment

The Department of Health and Human Services will likely be paying insurers more than $1 billion this year for the "three Rs" of the Affordable Care Act--risk adjustment, reinsurance and risk corridors--according to a new Citigroup report.

Karen DeSalvo steps down from ONC post; Jacob Reider to leave in November

Karen DeSalvo will step down from her role as National Coordinator for Health IT, effective immediately, to serve as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider also will step down in late November.

HLC's Mary Grealy: Interoperability mandate in next SGR bill wouldn't surprise me

In discussing the bevy of hurdles impeding the path to interoperability in healthcare at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange's annual fall conference this week, Mary Grealy, president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, which represents chief executives from healthcare companies and organizations nationwide, outlined several steps and principles necessary to guide that transition.