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August 30, 2010
Two large acquisitions and a retooled EMR/PM product geared toward community health centers have made for a busy month for Ingenix.
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August 30, 2010
A new, cloud-based platform designed by IBM and ActiveHealth Management aims to take electronic medical records one step further by adding payers to the mix.
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August 30, 2010
The latest company to take a stab at making sure people fill their prescriptions and stay on their medications is focused on one popular concept: Nobody wants to be a patient.
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August 30, 2010
In the latest clash between states and the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, a District Court judge in Virginia has denied the federal government's motion to drop a lawsuit filed by Virginia's attorney general against the Department of Health and Human Services.
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August 30, 2010
The economic downturn is playing a major role in the rise of individual health plans.
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August 30, 2010
A recently published Consumers Union report titled “How Much is Too Much?” contends some non-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have racked up large cash surpluses while continuing to aggressively raise insurance rates.
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August 30, 2010
The Ohio Association of Home Medical Equipment Services has announced its opposition to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ competitive bidding plan for Medicare reimbursements, joining a host of other organizations that contend the plan is unsustainable will put provider organizations out of business and, as a result, restrict access to needed medical equipment and care.
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August 30, 2010
St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla., has announced it will help the city's major employers set up onsite health centers.
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August 30, 2010
On July 13, federal officials issued the final rule on how providers should demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records if they want to qualify for federal incentives in 2011.
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August 30, 2010
In what could be a developing trend, 233 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the healthcare industry during the second quarter of 2010, up 7 percent from the 218 deals announced during the prior quarter.
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August 30, 2010
A new study estimates that measurable medical errors cost the U.S. economy $19.5 billion in 2008.
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August 30, 2010
Congress is considering taking action on an application of the meaningful use rule in healthcare reform efforts that hospitals say will cost them millions of dollars in incentives.
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August 30, 2010
Electronic health records aren’t just for clinicians anymore. That's the thinking of the Healthcare Billing & Management Association, which will highlight the importance of EHRs to third-party medical billers and billing professionals during its 2010 Annual Conference, scheduled for Sept. 12-14 in St. Louis.
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August 30, 2010
Federal officials are combining forces, launching unprecedented sting operations and announcing they will be tougher than ever on Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
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August 30, 2010
Forty health systems have joined the Premier healthcare alliance's Accountable Care Organization Readiness Collaborative, which is intended to help health systems prepare to become ACOs.
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August 30, 2010
Despite a bitter partisan battle over federal spending, Congress has passed a six-month $16.1 billion extension to federal matching funds for Medicaid.
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August 30, 2010
The cost of U.S. healthcare spending has become one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. Each side is constantly looking for proof that their solution to the healthcare crisis will keep costs down, yet neither side has a tried and true method.
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August 30, 2010
There will be no shortage of hot-button discussion topics when the 82nd annual convention and exhibition of the American Health Information Management Association convenes Sept. 25-30 in Orlando, Fla.
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August 30, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a hospital inpatient and long-term care prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2011 that would decrease average inpatient payments by 0.4 percent.
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August 30, 2010
A new initiative from the California HealthCare Foundation will focus on reducing preventable patient readmissions in 20 hospitals across the state.
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