HHS selects eight states for new demonstration program to improve access to high quality behavioral health services

22. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced the selection of eight states for participation in a two-year Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration program designed to improve behavioral health services in their communities. This demonstration is part of a comprehensive effort to integrate behavioral health with physical health care, increase consistent ...

CMS finalizes MACRA alternative payment models

21. December 2016 Health 0
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Dec. 20 unveiled a new final rule it said would offer a simpler path for physicians to join alternative payment models to satisfy the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Powered by WPeMatico

ONC releases 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

21. December 2016 Health 0
The Office of the National Coordinator for IT released its Interoperability Standards Advisory for 2017, collecting essential standards and implementation specifications for technology developers and clinicians to know. Powered by WPeMatico

2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory Released

21. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Key Resource for Clinicians and Developers to Enhance Flow of Electronic Health Information The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA). The ISA catalogues key information about standards and implementation specifications – such as whether they are ...

HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models to Reward Better Care at Lower Cost

21. December 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Bundled payments for cardiac and orthopedic care, small-practice Accountable Care Organization opportunities to continue health care system’s shift toward value Today, the Department of Health & Human Services finalized new Medicare alternative payment models that continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. These new approaches will shift Medicare payments from ...