Speaking at a policy discussion panel Monday at the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Office of Policy Planning, said the draft report on health IT called for by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act will be out and ready for public comment in early 2014.
As open enrollment gets into full swing, some state health insurance exchanges are experiencing a leadership shakeup. The executive director of Maryland's health insurance, for instance, has stepped down from her post amid criticism and technical problems.
Although Americans aged 45 and older value dental coverage benefits, only four in 10 older Americans have dental insurance from an employer, private and/or supplemental plan, finds a new survey from WellPoint.
A federal judge on Friday slapped UnitedHealthcare with an injunction only hours before the insurer was set to drop thousands of physicians and patients from its Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut, Medical Economics reported.
Preventable readmissions for Medicare patients are on the decline as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a blog post from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Healthcare reform enrollment counselors and insurance brokers have been told to stop using paper to enroll people in health insurance exchange plans, the Associated Press reported.
Reaction from hospital executives was mixed following Friday's announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of a proposed extension of Meaningful Use Stage 2 through 2016.
More than four dozen Russian diplomats are facing federal charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and conspiracy to steal federal funds after they allegedly filed false claims to obtain coverage from the Medicaid program for nearly a decade.
Many hospital administrators in New York are contemplating paying health insurance exchange premiums for patients who fall behind on their payments while receiving services, essentially indemnifying themselves against uncompensated care. However, the insurance industry is pushing back on that proposal, saying it will stick them with large bills and create other problems, according to Capital New York.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has reversed its position on the timeline for implementing the Meaningful Use incentive program, proposing an extension of Stage 2 through 2016 and beginning Stage 3 in 2017 for those providers that have competed at least two years in Stage 2.