Annual wellness visits and psychotherapy are among four services the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing to add to the list of services that can be provided to Medicare beneficiaries via telehealth, according to a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2015 calendar year issued late Thursday.
Software developed by computer scientists at the University of Illinois could help to ensure that sensitive data in patient medical records is not shared against a patient's wishes.
What's in store for insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans? They can expect more competition and less reimbursement. With more competition comes the need for insurers to keep operating costs low while maintaining compliance with regulations, said Robert Tracy (pictured), senior business director of government products at Independent Health.
The misread X-ray of a woman who ultimately died from lung cancer has resulted in a multimillion dollar malpractice award.
Healthcare providers should embrace the benefits of electronic health information exchange for the sake of patient quality rather than remain apprehensive about sharing data with competitors, according to Christopher Jaeger, chief medical information officer at Sacramento, California-based Sutter Health.
As Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals work toward solutions to delayed care, vulnerable Democrats want to mitigate damage from the revelations surrounding the scandal.
Patients have a difficult time overruling their doctors when they believe a procedure is unnecessary or potentially harmful, according to Politico.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and ECRI Institute are teaming up to help healthcare executives remain aware of technology safety issues.
A massive health data breach is on the horizon, security experts say, that points to lackluster response to growing threats both by the industry and in Congress.
In malpractice cases, patients can be held at least partially responsible when their own risky behaviors contribute to bad outcomes, even if knowledge of those behaviors comes from a third party, according to a recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling.