Michael Botticelli, who ran the White House's Office of National Drug Policy, took a public health approach to fighting widespread opioid abuse and said that Trump's promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act could compromise anti-addiction efforts.
Insurer competition varied widely within states, with the most dramatic differences between urban and rural areas. The more populated regions tended to have more insurance competition and better-priced plans than rural areas.
Any new health law needs substantial revenue to replace the Cadillac tax as well as ACA taxes on health insurers, medical devices and high-income households that paid for care expansion -- assuming those measures are repealed. Otherwise, it risks stranding the millions getting government-subsidized Obamacare coverage.
The President-elect also gave the post a higher level of importance than it has had in the past, thereby signaling Trump's focus on cybersecurity, from IoT attacks to ransomware plaguing the healthcare industry.
Along with vowing to overturn the Affordable Care Act, Republicans pledged to repeal the taxes that Democrats intended to pay for the law. Without that funding, the government will have far less money to spend on whatever they opt for as a replacement.
Nearly all families in which a parent was offered coverage accepted it for the parent, but only about three-quarters of children in the sample were covered by their parents' employer-sponsored plan, a study in Health Affairs found.
New York is leading the way in requiring all prescriptions -- including those for controlled substances -- to be processed electronically. More states are expected to follow. Here's how to prepare for EPCS.
While outsourcing PHI allows practices to keep pace with hospitals and giant health organizations, this very act is inherently risky. Do you know what your business associates are doing in the name of HIPAA security?
The most common HIPAA violation happens when employees take an unauthorized look at the medical records of patients. Here's what you can do to prevent this form of willful neglect -- and the penalties that come with it.
Telemedicine reimbursement is one of the most common obstacles to telehealth integration. Review the benefits of telehealth to patients and practices, the challenges of reimbursement, and how to overcome complexities to quickly generate revenue.
Allowing employers to carve-out exemptions to the health law's requirements that insurance plans cover evidence-based preventive services without cost-sharing could create barriers to patients receiving appropriate medical care as recommended by their physicians.
DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), an established cloud-based data delivery provider, today announced DataMotion Direct, a secure email service that enables healthcare industry organizations to integrate with the Direct Project and meet real-world secure communications needs. This announcement also marks DataMotion’s expanded company focus as it begins operations as a health information service provider (HISP).
ADP AdvancedMD, a leader in all-in-one, cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM), and medical scheduling software as well as medical billing services, today announced a webinar titled “Preparing for the 2013 Medicare Cut and Improving Your Practice’s Long Term Financial Performance,” with Frank Irving, editor of PhysBizTech and Anne M. Dunne, Director of Healthcare Management Consulting, Grassi & Co, an ADP AdvancedMD partner. The complimentary webinar takes place on Thursday, October 18 from 12-12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9-9:30 a.m. Pacific time. Participants will learn about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) rule imposing a seven percent reduction in specialists’ pay for 2013, on top of proposed “sustainable growth” reductions of 27 percent.
MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that four of the Company’s leading subject matter experts on Medicaid program administration will be presenters at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES) Conference: “Healthcare History In The Making.” The MES Conference, formerly known as the Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) Conference, brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives.
Practice Fusion – the nation's largest doctor-patient community – and the New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) are teaming up to help medical professionals across New Jersey quickly and easily start using Practice Fusion's free Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. The partnership, the first of its kind for Practice Fusion, aims to provide doctors with all the resources they need to qualify for up to $44,000 in Meaningful Use incentives, a federal program designed to promote EMR usage.
HIMSS, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and Healthcare IT News, the industry's leading news source for health IT, have partnered to present The Privacy & Security Forum. The event will bring together CIOs and IT executives for a day-and-a-half of collaboration, networking and presentations by leading health IT professionals, industry thought leaders and key government officials.
Over the past two years, Oregon's Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC) has been working with Oregon healthcare providers to overcome the challenges of adopting and implementing electronic health records (EHRs).
26% of primary care physicians report poor financial health in the most recent QuantiaMD Physician Wellbeing Index. This financial instability, coupled with mounting professional challenges, and a dearth of incentives, are major factors driving new physicians away from primary care and into more lucrative subspecialties. This trend is especially worrying at a time when key aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) rely heavily on primary care physicians for success.
CareCloud, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR) and medical billing software and services, today announced that Doctors Access, Inc., a nearly 20 year old practice management company and a division of iPractice Group, has entered into a unique partnership with CareCloud. Through this agreement, Doctors Access will utilize CareCoud’s platform in its new cloud-based practice management offering, Doctors Access Pro™, which will be made available to the approximately 500 current users of the Doctors Access practice management software.
A June 2012 report by the Office of the Inspector General offers a look into the utilization of electronic health records (EHR) solutions. This report, titled Use of Electronic Health Records in 2011 Among Medicare Physicians Providing Evaluation and Management Services, shows progress in adoption, signaling that many practices are on board.
As the global economy emerges from recession into a new period of growth, market data and analysis will become even more essential to companies seeking to compete on the global stage. Telemedicine, teleradiology, and telemonitoring systems are poised for tremendous growth through the middle part of the decade, and with premium market research from the world's leading publishers on the topic, Global Information Inc. will help businesses stay on the cutting edge with the best forecasts, research, and analyses.
Giffen Solutions, Inc., a market leading electronic health communications company founded by physicians, announced today that its revolutionary new app designed specifically for patients, MedXCom Patient, is now available for use by the general public. This is the only app on the market to offer a HIPAA compliant, secure way to communicate with your doctor and their office staff while giving you, the patient, total control of your medical information. The new app MedXCom Patient is available at the iPhone store at no charge.
In order to receive reimbursement for patient claims, U.S. healthcare providers must begin using a revised global system for classifying medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures by Oct. 1, 2014. While more than two years sounds like plenty of time to implement a new system, the number of possible diagnostic codes will increase dramatically from 14,000 to 68,000, while the number of inpatient codes will increase from 4,000 to 87,000. Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., suggests steps that providers can implement ahead of the conversion deadline for a smoother transition.
ZirMed, a preeminent provider of revenue cycle and information solutions for healthcare, today announced it has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC's HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and ensures compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
VigiLanz(R) Corporation, a leading digital health care software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider headquartered in Minneapolis, forecasted today that demand for real-time, clinical decision support surveillance systems to manage inpatient and outpatient populations served by health care providers across America will rapidly increase, as a result of the decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mobile devices—thumb drives, smartphones, external hard drives, tablets and laptops—are increasingly exposing protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare space, with threat risks growing, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Mobile devices pose significant risks for privacy incidents for healthcare organizations, providers and entities responsible for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) under Federal HITECH and HIPAA regulations. Since patient data can be moved, processed and shared via personal cell phones and tiny USB flash drives, the Bring-Your-Own-Device phenomenon can wreak havoc on a hospital. To assist healthcare entities reduce privacy incidents resulting from mobile risks, 13 experts—representing legal, data breach prevention, technology, healthcare IT, and security—offer top tips for healthcare organizations.
eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, has announced that Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence, has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 59 providers across multiple locations. Use of this technology will help improve practice speed and efficiency.
CipherCloud, a leading provider of cloud information protection gateways for public and private clouds, today unveiled CipherCloud for Gmail, the industry's first data-at-rest encryption solution for Gmail that addresses the challenges faced by organizations with data privacy and compliance requirements. The new solution, announced at Cloud Expo New York, also provides additional security capabilities without affecting application performance or the end user experience, and it requires no changes to the application.
DPR, a technology company that delivers intelligent imaging informatics solutions for the radiology industry, today announced it has entered into an agreement with M*Modal™, (MModal Inc.), a leading provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding™ technologies. DPR has embedded M*Modal Fluency Direct™ technology, which fully leverages the contextual understanding of a physician's narrative, into CaseReader™, a highly advanced intelligent post-processing, structured reporting software solution. Integrating the products dramatically improves the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of managing, analyzing and organizing CT, PET-CT and MRI images.