No one disputes the revolutionary power HIT can have on the practice of medicine. The question is whether HIT will have a more powerful effect on the needle or the haystack.
Following a four-month struggle, Massachusetts was granted a three-month extension by CMS to extend existing coverage plans past the end of open enrollment.
Achieving access to services for those who need care is on the mind of all health systems around the country.
By becoming active participants in the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations, employers can shape ACO priorities and business decisions and thereby secure potential value for their own organizations.
Whether or not the compliance date for ICD-10 implementation will remain October 1, 2014 is still unknown. At this point, all signs point to this being the year.
Paul Gardner, Senior Analyst at Leavitt Partners, underscores the importance for ACOs to not only produce shared savings but to also meet quality measures.
Scott Hammer, Senior Associate at Leavitt Partners, shares how Medicare’s Value-based Purchasing Program incentives hospitals to make improvements in the delivery of quality-based care.
For providers to truly succeed in an age that necessitates interoperability and standardization, the following solutions can avoid unnecessary headaches.
Newly insured will find that they may face substantial out-of-pocket costs even with insurance.
Many individuals who completed an application for health insurance coverage on Healthcare.gov will find out sometime in January that their application was never received by the insurance carrier.