In the April 10 Federal Register, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published proposed rules that many healthcare providers have been anxiously awaiting affecting donations of electronic...more
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) of the Department of Health and Human Services published complementary proposed rules in the...more
Rumors are circulating that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) will continue to allow the donation of electronic health...more
Acting CMS Administrator, Marilyn Tavenner, recently reaffirmed the agency’s concern that the increased use of electronic health records (“EHRs”) has contributed to increases in fraudulent billing practices by providers. At a...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News – Budgets and the Continuing Resolution (CR); Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other...more
In This Issue:
- Healthcare Provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- American Taxpayer Relief Act Amends Overpayment Recovery Time Limits
- OIG Advisory Opinion Sheds...more
Whether referred to as electronic medical records, electronic health records, or electronic patient records, there is no doubting the tremendous potential benefits that the digitization of medical data holds for the health...more
Just over two years after the raid on the Miami headquarters of mental healthcare chain American Therapeutic Corporation (American Therapeutic), a former program director and therapist in the Ft. Lauderdale office of the...more
Orginally published in mHealth Newsletter on November 14, 2012.
"Patient engagement is the holy grail of healthcare," according to one hospital executive. Indeed, there is real money in the development of products and...more
Originally published in mHealth Newsletter on November 14, 2012.
Home health is an industry built on the core value of having hands-on-professionals providing quality healthcare in the comfort and privacy of the...more
Venture investment in healthcare convergence technologies soared in the first half of 2012. According to a recent report from Burrill & Co, digital health, into which they group healthcare IT, mobile health and wireless...more
You may never need to fill out a form when you visit a doctor's office. Instead of having a different medical record number at each hospital or doctor's office, patients can have their entire medical history accessible online...more
Furthering the use of commercial wireless networks to deliver health information, the Obama Administration recently announced its new Text4baby campaign, which sends free regular text messages with health information to...more
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