Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements should be narrowed to more closely focus on interoperability, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's JASON Task Force recommended in a meeting Wednesday.
Insurers should look to their state regulatory officials and lawmakers for healthcare reform guidance since they're the ones who have the most power to regulate and decide uncertain issues with the Affordable Care Act, reported The Hill.
In a final guidance document published Oct. 1, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency outlines measures it believes medical device manufacturers must take to ensure the safety and security of their tools in the face of growing cyberthreats.
A California ballot initiative addressing the growing problem of substance abuse among healthcare workers may have unintended consequences, according to two opinion pieces in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services identified $3.75 billion in improper payments within the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program, according to CMS' annual RAC report to Congress for fiscal year 2013.
Beginning today, Connecticut hospitals must tell patients when they are in observation and not actually admitted--and inform them that they may be responsible for charges incurred during their stay, according to the Greenwich Times.com.
Three additional ACOs left the Pio neer program this month, leaving just over half of the original 32 participants.
As the regulatory and administrative burden on physician practices increases, so too has the expense of paying employees needed to perform this work.
A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that Affordable Care Act federal subsidies cannot be issued to residents living in states that do not run their own exchanges.
The pressure is piling up on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to cover low dose computed tomography for Medicare beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer.