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Health IT momentum must be maintained through 'pivot,' DeSalvo says

Newly appointed National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo talked about the importance of constant progression for health IT as ONC enters what she called a "pivot" stage, at a town hall meeting Thursday afternoon at the agency's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Exchange targets assume they don't qualify for subsidies

The Affordable Care Act is projected to reduce the number of uninsured by 14 million this year; however, barely 40 percent of currently uninsured Americans believe they will have insurance in 2014, according to new survey findings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

3 ways realignment can help hospitals

Realignments can enhance community access, create higher value and foster greater efficiency, according to a new report from the Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy.

Compliance board reporting: Relationships and trends worth tracking

Compliance departments most often report to the board of directors or CEO, a survey by the Health Care Compliance Association and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics found.

Federal court blocks navigator limits in Missouri

States that use a federally-facilitated exchange rather than create their own can't make it more difficult to operate those exchanges, a federal district court in Missouri ruled Thursday.

Hospitals mount challenge to two-midnight rule

The American Hospital Association and a variety of its members have begun the first steps in taking legal action against the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' two-midnight rule regarding patient admissions, as well as cuts to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System,  AHA News Now   reported.

As NY waits for Medicaid waiver, hospitals on edge

The state of New York has been waiting 18 months for a waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would keep several of its hospitals from toppling into the fiscal abyss, the  Wall Street Journal  reported.

MN sees drop in adverse events

Minnesota experienced a decline in patient deaths and injuries from falls and surgical errors during the past decade, a new report says.

Exchange enrollment finds slow Latino sign-ups

The health exchange in California has taken the top spot for enrollment numbers, but those figures largely exclude Latinos, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Report: Young adults better off paying fine than enrolling in exchange

The individual mandate penalty may never adequately incentivize young adults to sign up for plans sold on health insurance exchanges, according to a new report from American Action Forum.