Providers’ goals for achieving meaningful use are at risk, in part, because of a shortage of IT techs. Now leaders are considering in-house efforts. But supply continues to trail demand. >>>
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Senior Citizens Law Center have filed petitions in U.S. District Court against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The lawsuit aims "to end the use of observation status as a way of depriving people of Part A Medicare coverage." >>>
For some healthcare CIOs, waiting to start ICD-10 planning wasn't a risk they were willing to take. But many challenges remain when it comes to implementing the new coding system and putting in place the right teams, tools, and technologies. >>>
Vermont's bid for state-wide universal healthcare could double its healthcare costs by 2020—but that would still be less expensive than maintaining the current system of private insurance plans, says a report prepared by lawmakers. >>>
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