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Beth Israel Deaconess lowers readmissions with post-discharge program

Faced with an above-average readmission rate, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is reducing readmissions with a post-discharge program focused on elderly patients, according to Kaiser Health News.

Exchange enrollment: Tips from state marketplaces

As state officials work to improve the process for next year's open enrollment period, Connect for Health Chief Operating Officer Lindy Hinman highlighted some of the state-based exchange's best practices for enrolling consumers, USA Today reported.

FDA, ONC officials reiterate focus of health IT framework

Details and official dates are still mum, and plenty of questions remain, but federal employees gave some detail on the long-awaited new report that creates a risk-based regulatory framework for health IT in a conference call with reporters on Thursday.

GAO report: CMS, VA need better breach response

Federal agencies--including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services--continue to struggle with information security and need to improve their response to data breaches, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report.

CMS releases PQRS, eRx progress report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a new report on two of its pay-for-reporting incentive programs for eligible professionals (EPs): the Physician Quality Reporting System...

Is anyone happy about the SGR fix and ICD-10 delay?

It's been quite a couple of weeks for the healthcare industry. In case you missed the news, in lightning speed, Congress approved a temporary fix to the sustainable growth rate, a formula that...

HHS publishes FDASIA framework for health IT

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on Thursday, published the long-awaited proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework mandated by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

What's really driving unpaid premiums?

People who signed up for a Covered California health insurance plan may drop their coverage without paying their premiums because they found insurance elsewhere, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center.

Review: Mammo benefits may be overstated

A review of 50-plus years of literature on the benefits and risks of mammography has found that while screening mammograms may reduce breast cancer mortality, the benefits of mammography are less--and the potential harms greater--than had once been expected.

Lingering exchange glitches could spark lawsuits

Thousands of Nevadans may have paid for exchange plans but remain uninsured because of problems with the state's online marketplace, alleges a class-action lawsuit filed against Nevada, Xerox and the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange.