(Reuters) – The U.S. government will pay U.S. health insurers who provide Medicare Advantage plans to elderly and disabled Americans about 0.85 percent more on average in 2017 than in 2016, reflecting mostly stable medical costs, a government agency said on Monday. The Department of Health and Human Services’ final plan to raise payments was […]
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U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are pushing for more unique device identifier integration on medical claim forms from U.S. healthcare agencies, with a focus on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS was called out for expressing views on the system that are contradictory to those from the Department of […]
(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday proposed a plan to move most doctors, hospitals and their patients to national standards for handling electronic clinical data by the end of 2017.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of an effort to propel the $2.9 trillion U.S. healthcare system away from a costly fee-for-service system, released a report draft aimed at establishing an inter operable health information technology system that can be accessed by patients and their healthcare providers.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Patients at risk for rapid vision loss might soon see new diagnostic tools in 3 "advanced optical measures" that can help determine risk level, according to a study out of the University of Houston College of Optometry.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — As certain provisions of Massachusetts healthcare reform prepare to roll out in 2015, some doctors are taking issue with the slippery language of the electronic health record mandate, which asks physicians to move away from paper-based records at care centers.
by Marian Wang, ProPublica
An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that maintains a discipline and medical-malpractice database reopened it for public access yesterday, two months after the agency had first taken the database offline.
Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 5:52 PM ET) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday appointed former Department of Justice official Leon Rodriguez — whose nomination to head a Department of Labor division was derailed in August — to lead its health information privacy unit.