MACRA is paved with good intentions but steep in implementation challenges. It is a monumental task for anyone reading the final rule issued by CMS on October 14, 2016, for the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (2017). The document is indeed full of legal intricacies. The good news is: MACRA will […]
Under accountable care, healthcare providers and payers are increasingly shaing patient data–and with that comes increased risk that the information falling into the wrong hands. read more
Simply knowing all the rules could prevent many of the problems plaguing data security and privacy among healthcare providers and insurers.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement recommending that pediatric healthcare providers use e-prescribing to improve quality and reduce costs. read more
While Tuesday marks the effective date of a host of new federal privacy and security rules, including extending legal liability to business associates of healthcare providers and restoring a measure of patient control over disclosure of their…
Adoption of electronic health records continues to make inroads, with six in 10 healthcare providers having at least part of an EHR system in place, according to the fourth annual “Healthcare IT Insights and Opportunities” survey from IT trade association CompTIA. Still, satisfaction with most systems is lacking. read more