Ensuring Patient Concerns Don’t Limit Health Data Exchange

A new op-ed by former National Coordinator David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, addresses the potential for digital health information exchange to dramatically change healthcare so long as providers address patient health data security and privacy concerns. “Every technological advance brings both benefits and risks, many of which are unanticipated,” Blumenthal writes, “This is especially true of digitizing health information—a process that Continue reading

AMA Urges Congress to Oppose Amended Health Care Reform Bill

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In a letter to House leaders, the American Medical Association (AMA) recently urged Congress to oppose the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA), as the proposed change would still result in millions of Americans losing their health care coverage and could make coverage unaffordable for people with pre-existing conditions. The AMA will continue working with Congress to provide Americans with Continue reading

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CMS issues final rule to increase choices and encourage stability in health insurance market for 2018

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CMS issues final rule to increase choices and encourage stability in health insurance market for 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued the final Market Stabilization rule, to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets and increase choices for Americans.  Individuals obtaining coverage in the Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act have Continue reading

CMS finalizes 2018 payment and policy updates for Medicare Health and Drug Plans

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CMS finalizes 2018 payment and policy updates for Medicare Health and Drug Plans, and releases a Request for Information Rate Announcement supports benefit flexibility, efficiency, and innovation in Medicare Advantage and Part D The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released final updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Programs for 2018. Through these changes, Continue reading