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Nov
15
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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..

Nov
14
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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 ..

Nov
14
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                                      A new report from Change Healthcare found that more than 40 states have initiated a plan or strategy involving value..

Nov
13
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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..

Nov
12
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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..

Nov
07
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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..

Nov
07
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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..

Nov
07
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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..

Nov
05
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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..

Nov
03
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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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