Patients would benefit from a health regulatory framework that is less rigid and more "trusting of IT," according to a new white paper published this week by Health IT Now, in conjunction with health analytics firm Apervita.
Guest post by Kent Bottles, M.D, a lecturer at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health. Last month I was so busy doing my income taxes and preparing MACRA presentations for...
One healthcare leader says physicians have only themselves to blame for poor payment models designed by payers and government regulators, according to a Medical Economics report.
The California Insurance Commission is expected to issue a decision soon on the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna after holding a public hearing on the deal last month, Healthcare Finance reports.
Amid calls for more regulation triggered by narrowing health plan networks, three states in particular are scoring "victories" in the push to improve network adequacy and provider directories, according to consumer advocacy organization, Families USA.
In a move that is receiving much praise from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Covered California--the nation's largest state-based health insurance exchange--announced Thursday that it has made significant changes to its plan in order to move the state toward higher-quality care.
Six months after implementation, the predictions that private practices would see a loss of revenue because of claim denials as a result of ICD-10 have not occurred
Officials at Veterans Affairs' medical facilities in seven states falsified wait-time records, according to a USA Today analysis of 70 government investigation reports.
Both the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Informatics Association, weighing in on a February proposal by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to revise 42 CFR Part 2, say the rule does not do enough to remove current barriers impeding the exchange of substance use disorder information between providers.
The controversy over whether doctors should ask patients about gun ownership and gun safety continues on the state and national level.