Attacks on our health data continue — that's no secret — but where these breaches come from is still a matter of question. Whether they come from within or without, the number of these breaches remains consistently high. According...
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2017 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). In this proposed rule, CMS has proposed to enact Congressional cuts to reimbursements for analog (film) X-rays. These proposed cuts will cut...
Six senators clamoring for changes to the Meaningful Use program have introduced legislation that would allow for more flexibility and hardship relief for eligible providers. These six GOP lawmakers have called for a "reboot" of the program since 2013. When drafting the...
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told the Senate Finance Committee July 13 that the agency would consider delaying the implementation of MACRA, the industry-overhauling bi-partisan legislation set...
The American College of Physicians has released a position paper that outlines five recommendations for reducing health insurance cost sharing. Deductibles, a part of cost sharing, may keep patients from the healthcare they need, the ACP noted in a press release.
Because ransomware attacks healthcare organizations do not necessarily result in data being exfiltrated from the breached systems, it has been assumed by some that the usual Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act breach notification rules do not apply. New guidance...
Physicians Practice investigates how healthcare institutions can successfully navigate electronic health record vendor relationships. Here are five things to know.
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