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  • U.S. states get more, spend more on Medicaid under Obamacare: report
    Reuters: One part of the Affordable Care Act is going according to plan, with U.S. states receiving and spending more money on the Medicaid health insurance program, a report released by the National Association of State Budget Officers on Thursday s…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • NIH Proposes Greater Disclosure of Clinical Studies
    The Wall Street Journal (online registration required): Federal health officials on Wednesday took steps to compel scientists to make clinical study results public even when the findings cut against the interest of pharmaceutical companies.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • ICD-10 Coalition Tells Congress “No More Delays”
    Healthcare Informatics: The Coalition for ICD-10, a broad-based healthcare industry advocacy group, has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them not to delay the ICD-10 implementation date again.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate
    AZ Central: NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen, a U.S. health official said Wednesday.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • CMS names first chief data officer
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): The CMS has named Niall Brennan as essentially its first Big Data czar.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:59pm -
  • New Medicaid Rules Could Challenge State Shift Away From Nursing Homes
    Stateline: For more than 30 years, states have been finding new ways to care for aged and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries without confining them to nursing homes. In fact, the number of people living in skilled nursing facilities has declined signifi…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:06pm -
  • Achieving Connected Healthcare Through Greater Interoperability
    Healthcare Informatics: As the number of healthcare interoperability initiatives continues to grow, tracking and assessing interoperability standards, government regulations, and the various consortiums, alliances, workgroups, and associations become…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:06pm -
  • NIST: Time to share cyberattack information
    Government Health IT: Organizations of all kinds, including healthcare groups, are coming under cyberattacks with increasing frequency, as bad actors, whether nation states or thieves, are breaching security perimeters and stealing essential data. In…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
  • Officials call on Congress for Ebola response funding
    Federal Times: Administration officials brought their case for President Obama’s $6.2 billion request for emergency Ebola response funding before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Nov. 12, arguing that the spending is needed to protect the U.S…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Obama urged to include healthcare in immigration end-run
    Modern Healthcare: President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order as soon as this week that would freeze deportations for up to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally, but they're likely to remain ineligible for Medicaid…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:04pm -