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Chris Mazzolini
AMA provides blueprint for making meaningful use more physician friendly
The American Medical Association released its blueprint for the future of the meaningful use incentive program, a proposal that includes greater physician flexibility in attesting and addressing physician usability challenges
Health IT stakeholders: Time for Congress to take action
Nearly 60 health information technology stakeholders want Congress to take action to clear up uncertainty surrounding the regulation and oversight of health IT.
Pioneer ACOs performance is mixed in first two years, CMS data shows
Is the government’s Pioneer ACO program in trouble? CMS released data from the program's first two years.
Thousands of hospitals penalized for high readmission rates
A record number of hospitals received cuts to their Medicare reimbursements for failing to meet targets on patient hospital readmissions, according to data released by CMS.
Judge rules against health insurance subsidies for federal exchanges
A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that subsidies paid to people who purchased a health plan through the federal healthcare exchange established under the ACA are invalid.
The interoperability problem: Why ACOs can’t share data
Sharing health data remains a major challenge for accountable care organizations, according to a new survey.
EHR template customization contributes to MU2 interoperability issues, vendors say
EHR systems certified for Meaningful Use stage 2 are often unable to exchange patient data between providers, despite this being one of the requirements for attestation, EHR vendors and physician advocates told a government committee.
The $1,000 Hepatitis C pill: As sales soar, cost debate intensifies
The Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi may be a blockbuster, but experts question whether the system can handle the treatment’s cost.
ACA insurance subsidies in limbo after federal courts issue conflicting rulings
Two federal appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies create more confusion surrounding the healthcare law
Proposal would allow eligible physicians to obtain expedited licenses in multiple states
Interstate licensure compact could lessen the burden on physicians seeking licensure in multiple states, promote the use of telemedicine and ease the physician shortage