New marketplace enrollment data reveal 45 percent men, according to Bloomberg BNA. While young adult enrollment in exchange plans rose by 27 percent in January, cumulative enrollment of 18- 34 year olds appears lower than it was in the individual market before 2014.
The Office of Inspector General won't impose sanctions on the use of "preferred hospital" networks as part of certain Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance policies, the agency said in an advisory opinion.
Expanded health insurance coverage for young adults doesn't mean they will use more hospital-based care for behavioral health, concludes a study published online yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.
There's been a lot of hoopla about how a bipartisan group in Congress has finally reached a deal to repeal the much maligned sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, the method currently used to compensate physicians participating in Medicare. But a deep dive into the actual language of the bill raises a slew of questions regarding EHRs that need to be answered before this bill becomes law.
Medicare could reap major savings with an expanded diagnosis related group (DRG) window, which is when outpatient services related to inpatient admissions are included in the inpatient lump-sum payment, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced that it will offer "end-to-end" ICD-10 testing for a "small sample group of providers" this summer.
Due to an odd wrinkle in Iowa's abortion law, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is not applying for state funding to pay for the procedure. The system has swallowed the cost on the 15 or so publicly-funded abortions it has performed so far in 2014, according to the Associated Press.
Cybersecurity sleuths have discovered computer information on a website popular with hackers that could compromise the electronic health records of numerous providers--including hospitals, nursing homes and physician practices.
With National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo declaring population health management as one of ONC's primary focuses for 2014, it no doubt also will be a topic to watch at HIMSS14 in...
By Dan Bowman Judy Murphy can't help but get excited when talking about the potential of population health management, a facet of care she calls "equally important" to interoperability....