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  • newProviders, advocates warn Medicaid ruling could limit access to care
    Modern Healthcare: The Supreme Court decision Tuesday to prohibit private healthcare providers from suing state Medicaid agencies over low reimbursement rates holds major implications for the access to care that will be available to many Medicaid ben…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 2:12am -
  • newInternet of Things triggers healthcare security concerns
    Government Health IT: As the use of networked medical devices becomes prevalent in the healthcare world, security breaches are growing and, if not addressed and mitigated, they threaten to undermine technology development in the field and result in s…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 2:11am -
  • newMilitary or Civilian Sphere, the Healthcare IT Challenges Look Equally Systemic
    Healthcare Informatics: It was an honor and a privilege to be named Summit Chairman of the 12th Annual Health Information Technology Summit, the healthcare IT section of the World Health Care Congress, held March 22-25, at the Marriott Wardman Park H…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 2:11am -
  • newSupreme Court says state Medicaid payments not open to private lawsuits
    The Washington Post: The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Tuesday that health-care providers cannot sue states in order to bump up Medicaid reimbursement rates they say are unlawfully low.The justices ruled 5 to 4 that neither the Constitution nor federa…
    - 6 hours ago, 1 Apr 15, 2:10am -
  • Maryland may need to repay CMS $30 million used for its exchange
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): Maryland may owe the federal government millions of dollars it used to established its insurance exchange because it waited longer than required to formally update its enrollment figures and proj…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:25am -
  • Ebola patient at NIH improves
    The Washington Post: The condition of a patient infected with the Ebola virus who is being treated in the United States has improved, medical officials announced Monday.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:24am -
  • Washington Debrief: Amendment to Delay ICD-10 Not Allowed in SGR Repeal
    Healthcare Informatics: Key Takeaway: A much-anticipated vote in the House of Representatives sets the stage for a repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for physicians. The new policy would encourage broad participation in alternative…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:23am -
  • PCORI broadens data-driven research funding
    Government Health IT: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), announced it plans to produce a demonstration project, costing $5 million, that will support its national clinical research data network (PCORnet) to help health systems…
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:23am -
  • Networked medical devices open to attack
    Healthcare IT News: Despite the many potential rewards of networked healthcare, the risks are very real – and potentially catastrophic – when it comes to wearable and implantable medical devices, a new report shows.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 15, 12:22am -
  • Obamacare Exchanges Attract Few High Income Americans
    Forbes: Government-run exchanges have been good at attracting low income Americans to subsidized coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but aren’t attracting higher income buyers who could be needed in the future, according to a new analysis.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:48am -