The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday updated language in its hardship exception applications for Fiscal Year 2015 for both eligible hospitals and eligible professionals participating in the Medicare Meaningful Use incentive program. The updates come in the wake of hardship exception flexibility announced Feb. 27 at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides healthcare services to tens of millions of former military veterans and their families, apparently failed to cover the costs of many of their charges when they received emergency services outside of the VA system, according to a government report.
Inaction on the part of a Washington-based hospital following a notification of HIPAA non-compliance has led to the first fine of a local government by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
Case report volumes for public health departments are forecasted to double when federal requirements for automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable diseases go into effect next year, according to a new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute Inc. and the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the final rule for the Basic Health Program, a voluntary Affordable Care Act program for states to cover low-income individuals.
Insurers and their members have more time to adapt to healthcare reform regulations, thanks to the Obama administration again extending noncompliant health plans. The move could ultimately help consumers, Debbie Gordon, vice president of marketing, sales and product strategy at Massachusetts-based Tufts Health Plan, told FierceHealthPayer.
The 25 hospitals throughout Florida designated as trauma centers routinely charge patients tens of thousands of dollars more than facilities without similar designations, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
It's reassuring that when it comes to children, researchers seem to be succeeding in coming up with ways of reducing their risks to radiation overexposure.
The Obama Administration's 2015 budget proposal is receiving a mixed response from imaging and radiology groups.
A Bloomberg News report describes what it calls a "heart surgery factory" at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. But the practice of scheduling emergency procedures in order to maximize reimbursement is widespread, according to Forbes.