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GAO Comes Down On Meaningful Use Program

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | March 12, 2014

The Government Accountability Office has recently raised an alarm that the meaningful use incentive program might not be all that it’s cracked up to be.

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Half Of Healthcare Organizations Charge Patients For Copies Of Records

Akanksha Jayanthi | Becker's Hospital Review | January 7, 2015

Patient engagement in healthcare is increasingly becoming a priority for organizations, but for patients whose providers don't offer patient portals, most still have to request copies of their paper and electronic medical records...

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Health Care Data Breaches Have Hit 30M Patients And Counting

Jason Millman | The Washington Post | August 19, 2014

Welcome to Health Reform Watch, Jason Millman's regular look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing the American health-care system — and being changed by it...

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Health Care Leaders Gather To Address Challenges, Opportunities Of Open Health Data At Health Datapalooza 2014

Press Release | Health Data Consortium | May 16, 2014

The Health Data Consortium (HDC),a non-profit advocacy and membership organization dedicated to mobilizing health data to transform the U.S. health care system, announced keynote speakers for Health Datapalooza 2014, being held at the Marriott Wardman Park on June 1-3 in Washington, D.C...

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Health-Care Enrollment On Web Plagued By Bugs

Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin | Washington Post | December 2, 2013

The enrollment records for a significant portion of the Americans who have chosen health plans through the online federal insurance marketplace contain errors — generated by the computer system — that mean they might not get the coverage they’re expecting next month. Read More »

HealthCare.gov Can’t Handle Appeals Of Enrollment Errors

Amy Goldstein | Washington Post | February 2, 2014

Tens of thousands of people who discovered that HealthCare.gov made mistakes as they were signing up for a health plan are confronting a new roadblock: The government cannot yet fix the errors. Read More »

HealthCare.gov Gets A Redesign For Obamacare Enrollments 1st Birthday

Rebecca Carroll | Nextgov.com | June 6, 2014

HealthCare.gov is getting a makeover ahead of open season in November, when residents of 36 states may use the site to acquire or change their health care plans...

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HealthCare.gov Official: Expect Glitches In November

Rebecca Carroll | Nextgov.com | July 31, 2014

There will be hiccups, but the federal online marketplace for health insurance plans is in a far better position to handle the open enrollment period that begins Nov. 15, a top official said Thursday...

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HHS Creates New HealthCare.Gov CEO, CTO Jobs

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 23, 2014

The federal government is girding for a second wave of Healthcare.gov enrollees this fall with new positions that bring a fresh injection of technology and management expertise...

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HHS Hands Down New ICD-10 Deadline

Mike Milliard | Government Health IT | August 1, 2014

Everyone paying attention to ICD-10 timing knew this was coming, it was only a matter of when. And late Thursday the Department of Health and Human Services posted a final rule declaring Oct. 1, 2015 the compliance deadline...

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HHS Internal Emails Show Impending Healthcare.gov Disaster

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | November 15, 2013

A series of July emails between HHS officials and CGI Federal, one of the contractors responsible for building Healthcare.gov, reveals concerns about development, testing and functionality of the site, intended for use by millions of Americans beginning Oct. 1 as a federal health insurance exchange. Read More »

HHS Offers $665M To Spark Innovation

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | December 17, 2014

The government has divvied up more than $665 million to states for designing and testing ways to improve healthcare quality, accessibility and affordability. The awards will go to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia...

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HIMSS18: Seema Verma - Making the patient the center of our health care system

Press Release | CMS | March 6, 2018

I’ve always been struck by how seldom the patient is mentioned in discussions around value-based care. Let me be clear, we will not achieve value-based care until we put the patient at the center of our healthcare system. Until patients can make their own decisions based on quality and value health care costs will continue to grow at an unsustainable rate. This administration is dedicated to putting patients first, to be empowered consumers of health care that have the information they need to be engaged and active decision-makers in their care. Through this empowerment, there will be a competitive advantage for providers that deliver coordinated, quality care, at the best value, to attract patients who are shopping for value.

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Hospitals Must Attest To Meaningful Use By November 30

Nicole Freeman | EHR Intelligence | November 22, 2013

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind hospitals that the deadline for attestation for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30. Those who do not attest by that time will not be able to receive a 2013 incentive. Read More »

House Committee Demands Answers From CTO Megan Smith And HHS On Healthcare.Gov Data Mining

Jack Moore | Nextgov.com | January 30, 2015

The head of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee says he might call U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith to testify about potential HealthCare.gov consumer privacy gaps...

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