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To the alarm of healthcare industry groups, Senate Republican leaders appear increasingly likely to include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in their tax overhaul legislation, giving them the chance to cut taxes by a l..
Given the concerns about electronic health records distracting clinicians and inhibiting their ability to make eye contact with patients during office visits, the consensus has been that doctors waste precious time on EHRs. But new research suggests ..
A new report from Change Healthcare found that more than 40 states have initiated a plan or strategy involving value..
Former pharmaceutical industry executive Alex Azar (pictured) is President Donald Trump’s choice to lead HHS, replacing Dr. Tom Price who resigned in September after facing controversy over his extensive use of government and charter air trav..
It’s official: The 2018 open enrollment season for Affordable Care Act exchange plans is off to a roaring start. A little more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage on Healthcare.gov during the first four days of open enrollment, according to..
Aprima, Surescripts, five other EHR vendors, CVS Health and Express Scripts revealed a new joint effort on Tuesday to deliver data about prescription benefits and pricing to clinicians at the point of care. The goal is to advance shared decision-mak..
Physicians will receive a small increase in Medicare payments under the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule (PDF) on Thursday for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule, which increases payment..
Ransomware and other disruptive cybersecurity attacks are the leading health IT hazard for hospitals in the coming year, according to the ECRI Institute. ECRI ranked “ransomware and other cybersecurity threats” No. 1 on its annual list of techn..
The finalized Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday maintains its leniency on EHR upgrades for 2018 and includes several new incentives for physicians to use patient-generated data and..
The CMS has finalized a proposed rule to exempt more small providers from complying with MACRA. It also reversed course on plans to give providers a pass on gauging whether they are cutting costs under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, or MIP..
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