The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology finally unveiled its information blocking rule. The rule defines exceptions to data blocking, and fines that may be associated with the practice, and was mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights had a record year for settlements from its enforcement of the nation's largest healthcare privacy law.
Leavitt states that one of the key lessons he took away from his time at HHS is that Medicare is one of the most powerful tools available to policymakers to change the healthcare system at large. It’s why the program is—and must be—the driving force behind the broader industry transition away from fee-for-service payment.
Big-name healthcare organizations are asking CMS to push back the application deadline for its new accountable care organizations, allowing interested providers more time to account for complex changes.
A recent survey conducted by NRC Health found that whereas patients are generally enthusiastic about their clinical providers, they have widespread complaints about wait times and administrative staff.
With the new year, hospitals are officially mandated to post their list prices online for patients to review.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its risk adjustment rule for the 2018 benefit year on Friday, its latest step in a string of legal battles dating back to earlier this year.
Doctors are taking advantage of a compact to get licensed to practice in other states via telemedicine.
CMS is proposing to loosen reimbursement and access restrictions on the use of telehealth and telemedicine in Medicare Advantage plans, giving providers more opportunities to use connected care technology.
Democratic control of the House puts a repeal of the Affordable Care Act out of reach.