Governance & regulation

CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients

She says redesign of the home health payment system would encourage value over volume. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely.Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart

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Nearly 12 million people enrolled in 2018 health coverage under the ACA

A final federal report shows a minimal drop in sign-ups despite the Trump administrations disdain for the health-care law. A total of 11.8 million Americans signed up for Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018, a drop of just 400,000 from the previous year despite widespread predictions that enrollment would plummet amid political and insurance

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Q&A: Tom Leary on What the White House’s Proposed 2019 Budget Means for Health IT

The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal was released earlier this month and its funding plans present a bit of a mixed bag for healthcare IT. The budget proposes deep cuts to the Health and Human Services Department, but at the same time signals a desire to expand other top-line healthcare priorities, such as cybersecurity and

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