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Here is a little scam to cheat physicians out of the pittance that they can charge for providing medical records. Don’t allow a lawyer’s letter to intimidate you into jumping to action. A lawyer sends a letter requesting medical records. Not unusual. He includes a HIPPA compliant release form – good, this guy apparently knows […]

As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, providers are being pushed to be part of alternative payment models such as ACOs. Nonetheless, research shows that physicians remain uncertain about the structure and effectiveness of these paradigms. As a result of the federal government’s push towards a value-based healthcare system, […]

The House and Senate both put forth appropriations bills that maintained ONC’s current funding level through FY2016, approximately $60.4 million. The bills also maintained the prohibition of a national health identifier. Top News: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Subsidies Key Takeaway: In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the validity of tax credits used by […]

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week in support of the Affordable Care Act was good news for the health insurance industry. If the court had ruled against the government, insurers were at risk of losing millions of customers. Read more from originating source…

Supreme Court saves Obamacare In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court rules in favor of preserving ACA subsidies for the six million users obtaining insurance through Healthcare.gov. Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Acquires Leading Managed Care and ACO Implementation Provider Sage Technologies Data aggregation and analytics firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions acquires Sate Technologies, a company focused on […]

Four health providers are partnering with CVS Health to allow communication between electronic health records and the pharmacy. read more Read more from originating source…

By John Halamka In my previous writing, I’ve suggested that the federal government co-opted our Clinical IT agenda over the past three years with Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Stage 2 attestation is done, ICD-10 is on a trajectory for October go live, […]

On the eve of the annual AMDIS conference, former Deputy National Coordinator Jacob Reider, M.D. reflects on the current landscape of health system change—and CMIOs’ potential to be transformational change agents Since leaving his position as Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT and CMIO at the Office of the National Office Health IT in October […]

Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) have reintroduced a bill that would, among other things, add behavioral health providers to the Meaningful Use program. read more Read more from originating source…

The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network today announced that the Washington Healthcare Authority has chosen the UW Medicine ACN as a new healthcare option for those enrolled in the Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) program. The new option will be available to these employees during the 2015 open enrollment period in November, with coverage beginning […]

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