The American Hospital Association has thrown its support behind federal legislation intended to streamline how the two federal agencies involved in reviewing mergers go about the process
The Nationwide Health Information Network Power Team--a subgroup of the federal Health IT Standards Committee that advises the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT--on Wednesday outlined a "least regret" approach to query recommendations for the 2017 electronic health record technology certification edition.
Certain top-name insurers are in the spotlight for having to pay some hefty penalties.
Reducing medical errors means rethinking a culture that encourages doctors to conceal them, argues a doctor at Bellevue Hospital Center at New York University, according to MedCityNews.
In an effort to reduce the amount of pending inpatient status claims appeals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated its offer of an administrative agreement to hospitals willing to wit hdraw their pending appeals in exchange for a partial payment of 68 percent of the net allowable amount, CMS annou nced Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights has delayed its second round of HIPAA audits while it works to get a web portal up and running through which entities can submit information.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has issued a new final rule that makes the 2014 edition of certification criteria more flexible and folds in some of the criteria that had been proposed in its 2015 voluntary edition of electronic health record certification criteria, which the agency has opted to abandon.
The CEO of HealthFair, which offers mobile heart screenings in partnership with Cincinnati Mercy Health hospitals, says he welcomes a review of advertisements that consumer advocates call unethical, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.
As the Ebola virus outbreak spirals out of control into a world-wide crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response this week released a checklist for hospitals to help clinicians manage patients carrying the virus.
Although direct-p ay primary care is now more affordable to the masses, many patients remain at financial risk should they need specialty or hospital care not covered by practice membership fees, according to an articl e from KHI News Service.