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Donna Marbury
Healthcare exchanges have an easier launch compared with last year’s glitches
The first weekend of second open enrollment period on the healthcare exchanges was far smoother than last year’s launch, due to the retooled Healthcare.gov website and new leadership.
Halt MU2 penalties in 2015, AMA says
The majority of physicians could be facing penalties for not meeting meaningful use 2 requirements, and AMA says penalties should be removed.
IT leaders call for DeSalvo’s replacement at ONC
The health IT leaders point to multiple leadership changes within the ONC that add to possible instability in the agency.
ACA enrollment estimates dip before exchanges open
Projections for new enrollees during the second open enrollment period for the exchanges have varied between government agencies.
MU2 attestation still sluggish as deadlines near
Meaningful use 2 attestation continues to be sluggish and some of the top medical societies say it is time that the CMS provide more flexibility to the incentive program.
Google Flu Trends collaborates with CDC for more accurate predictions
Google initially launched Flu Trends to rival CDC’s weekly flu activity and surveillance reports, and predict flu outbreaks weeks before the CDC.
2015 Medicare fee schedule offers new care coordination, telehealth codes
Primary care providers will receive more payments for care coordination and telehealth services under the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Systems (CMS) October 31.
With MU2 under attack, DeSalvo works two roles with HHS
In the midst of ONC Director Karen DeSalvo gaining new responsibilities, the ONC’s meaningful use program has been under scrutiny, with many questioning its effectiveness.
Microbusinesses struggle to offer healthcare benefits
The increasing cost of healthcare makes it hard for microbusiness owners to compete for employees with larger businesses.
'Primary care cliff' threatens community health centers
More than 100 organizations have petitioned Congress to halt cuts to community-based primary care programs before funding expires at the end of 2015.