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Remarks by Andy Slavitt: The Need to Partner on Drug Innovation, Access and Cost
Below are the comments of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt on November 3, 2016 before the Biop...
Remarks by Andy Slavitt: A New Normal in Health Care Quality, Cost and Access
The following are comments delivered by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the American Acade...
A Healthier Medicare: Focusing on Primary Care, Mental Health, and Diabetes Prevention
A Healthier Medicare: Focusing on Primary Care, Mental Health, and Diabetes Prevention By Andy Slav...
Diabetes—Could you be at risk?
Millions of Americans have or are at risk for diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the U...
Medicare Open Enrollment: the value of convenience
Have you ever bought milk from the convenience store just around the corner even though it’s a bi...
UPMC, Pitt open source oncology software for precision medicine
TCGA Expedition, a new new tool developed by the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and the Pittsburgh ...
Practices embrace cloud computing for security, telehealth
In 2013, Brad Huerta, incoming CEO at Arco, Idaho-based Lost Rivers Medical Center, replaced its la...
How quickly can an IoT device be hacked? Under 3 minutes, expert says
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MACRA: 3 changes to understand right now
MACRA is coming, and for any practice -- but particularly for rural practices -- it's best to get p...
Find the dialysis center that’s right for you
If you or a loved one has kidney problems requiring dialysis, often known as End-stage Renal Diseas...
CMS Announces Updates to Dialysis Facility Compare: Patient Experience Ratings Now Available
By: Kate Goodrich, M.D., Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality Today, the Centers for...
Medicare Open Enrollment: Peace of mind with extra coverage
Going through the process of buying a new smartphone or tablet takes a bit of elbow grease, but whe...
Researchers unlock mystery of Zika spreads in humans
  Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how the Zika virus spreads in human cells...
Beware costly EHR upcoding errors
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CMS Awards Special Innovation Projects to Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations Aimed to Drive Better Care, Smarter Spending, and Healthier People
By: Patrick Conway, MD, MSc Acting Principal Deputy Administrator Deputy Administrator for Innovati...
Remarks by Andy Slavitt: Meeting the health challenges of rural America
The following are the remarks delivered by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the CMS Rural H...
HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum kicks off Monday
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Why ICD-10 coding accuracy finally matters
There is an obvious reason to get ICD-10 codes correct on medical claims. Incorrect coding can lead...
AHA, AAFP: Practices need virtual groups to pool resources under MACRA
Virtual groups that would allow solo physicians and smaller physician practices the ability to pool...
Medicare Open Enrollment: Be a smart shopper
Whether groceries, health insurance, or anything else, everybody wants to get the best value for th...
Medicare’s investment in primary care shows progress
By Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer Today, the Cent...
A Letter from CMS to Medicare Clinicians in the Quality Payment Program: We Heard You and Will Continue Listening
By Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator Today, we are finalizing policies to implement the new Medica...
CMS posts final MACRA rule for Quality Payment Program
CMS posted the final version of its physician Quality Payment Program under MACRA on Friday. The ag...
Pokemon Go outpaces four other health apps, researchers found
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NIH awards $70 million toward brain research
The National Institutes of Health announced its third round of grants to support the goals of the B...
Is that a legal record lurking in your EHR?
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Stronger data security: You need more than a bigger budget
Spending on cybersecurity in the U.S. will increase from $40 billion in 2013 to more than $60 billi...
Selling the benefits of exercise to seniors
Retaining the ability to get up and about easily -- to walk across a parking lot, climb a set of st...
Improved quality of Medicare health and drug plans means great news for Medicare beneficiaries
by Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare As we get further i...
Tackling Tough Issues Together: The CMS Rural Health Council Solution Summit
By Cara James, Director of CMS Office of Minority Health and John Hammarlund, Regional Administrato...
Medicare Open Enrollment: Are you ready to pick a plan?
It’s picking season—pumpkins, apples, Halloween candy… and a Medicare health or drug plan. Me...
Stop the flu before it hits
Colder weather is here, which means flu season isn’t far behind. Getting your free flu shot is th...
Healthcare adds 33,000 jobs in September
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Lifeguard posts medical history app
Lifeguard Global announced a new app that CEO Rob Pirolo said offers patients a shortcut from const...
Practice Suite Interview with Karen Blanchette of PAHCOM
We recently reached out to Karen to get a better understanding of the challenges facing managers of...
Remarks by Andy Slavitt: Talking with the industry about the future of health care in America
Talking with the industry about the future of health care in America Below are the remarks as deliv...
HHS earmarks $350,000 to boost cybersecurity information-sharing in healthcare
With the goal of tightening cybersecurity in the healthcare sector, the Department of Health and Hu...
Don’t forget your mammogram this year!
Over 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it one of the most common can...
Medicare Open Enrollment is coming soon—add it to your fall checklist
As fall sets in, the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, and Medicare open enrollment is ri...
New ransomware Virlock spreading via the cloud
This has been the year of ransomware in healthcare. Cybercriminals are continually modifying their ...
Video chat? Rural practices put the tech to use in fight against addiction
GILES COUNTY, Va. -- An older, unemployed man with chronic back pain recently visited Robert Devere...
Amid ICD-10, MACRA talent shortage, practices turn to outsourcing revenue cycle services
Among medical practices with fewer than 25 doctors, the practice of outsourcing comprehensive medic...
When treating alcohol problems, don't overlook successful drugs
As millions of Americans battle alcohol abuse problems each year, public health officials suggest t...
EHRs: Are they getting better? Readers rate vendors in new survey
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The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey: Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary and a Bright Future Ahead
By Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer, CMS This year marks the 25th anniversary and the one milliont...
Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents
By: Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator and Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S., Director, Center for Clinic...
How a small investment in analytics paid big rewards for one small hospital
A hospital does not need a staff of 50 and a $3 million budget to achieve real return on investment...
Pediatricians call for new ICD-10 codes to address Zika virus
The American Academy of Pediatrics requested new codes related to Zika.  AAP's call came during th...
Guard Your Medicare Number
Fight health care fraud: guard your Medicare number! The next Medicare Open Enrollment season (Octo...
Congress set to vote on Zika this week
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week on legislation to prevent a government shutdown and p...
AMA: Doctors want digital tools for billing and patient safety
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Does interoperability need to be disrupted?
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What EHR vendors donated to Clinton and Trump
With America deep into the presidential race now is a good time to check into the campaign contribu...
President Obama kicks off National Health IT Week 2016
As National Health IT Week 2016 gets under way, President Barack Obama issued this statement on Sep...
Affordable Care Act has strengthened Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Program
By Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare Medicare Advantage ...
Delivering coordinated, high quality care for patients
By Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer In July 2016...
CMS announces repository for meaningful use public health reporting
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a central data repository for public he...
HHS allocates $87 million to community health centers
More than 1,300 health centers across the U.S. and its territories will be given $87 million for in...
EveryPatient launches patient satisfaction platform
Boston-based EveryPatient has launched a new patient satisfaction platform, saying it goes beyond t...
Small and rural practices brace for MACRA
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Recap: Pop Health Forum 2016
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In Zika battle, researchers seek foolproof test for infection
NEW ORLEANS -- The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether peop...