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Dec 20, 2018
About 71 percent of hospitals participated in at least one national health information network in 2017, according to a new report on electronic health information exchange by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Dec 20, 2018
In a column published yesterday in Modern Healthcare, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and Atrium Health CEO Eugene A. Woods, who served as AHA Chairman in 2017, write about the potential ramifications of a federal judge’s recent ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Dec 20, 2018
More than 182,000 Virginia adults have enrolled in coverage effective Jan. 1 under the state’s Medicaid expansion and thousands more are eligible, Gov. Ralph Northam announced yesterday.
Dec 20, 2018
The Association of American Medical Colleges today named as its next president and CEO David Skorton, M.D., who currently serves as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Dec 19, 2018
Nearly 8.5 million people selected a health plan through HealthCare.gov during 2019 open enrollment, including more than 4.3 million last week.
Dec 19, 2018
The Senate is expected to vote later today on a continuing resolution that would fund certain federal programs through Feb. 8 in an effort to prevent a shutdown of those programs when their current funding expires Friday night.
Dec 19, 2018
Clinicians should strongly consider prescribing or co-prescribing naloxone to certain patients at risk for opioid overdose, and educating them about its use, according to guidance released today by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dec 19, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks stakeholder input on the potential for actual or perceived conflicts of interest when Medicare-approved accrediting organizations offer fee-based consulting services to the Medicare-participating providers and suppliers they accredit.
Dec 18, 2018
Judge Reed O’Connor today issued an order in response to a motion filed yesterday by 17 Democratic attorneys general asking him to confirm that the Affordable Care Act remains in effect nationwide and allow for a prompt appeal of his decision that the law is unconstitutional.
Dec 18, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a proposed rule that would rescind the standard unique health plan identifier (HPID) and other entity identifier (OEID), as recommended by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.