Seeking to ease the fears for small and rural practices of being penalized under the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS plans to soon release its request for proposals for the $100 million in technical assistance provided for those practices.

Four legislative proposals aimed at improving the exchange of electronic health information have been included in the 2017 budget request by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

The investigative news outlet announced its database to track the prescribing habits of doctors has been used by some to find addictive painkillers.

Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Gene L. Dodaro, has announced James S. Ferguson, Carolyn Petersen and Karen L. Caulil as the newest members on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee. 

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of executives representing health providers, insurers, manufacturers and patient advocacy groups, has issued six recommendations it believes can be implemented today to improve healthcare in the U.S.

Maybe you’re familiar with a little effort called ICD-10 that has been the subject of delays, debate, regulations, contingencies and more for several years now.

Another survey indicates that the Oct. 1 transition to ICD-10 went smoothly for most healthcare providers, but 11 percent said it was a failure, according to KPMG. 

As critics predicted, the ICD-10 transition is negatively impacting inpatient and outpatient coder productivity at hospitals of all sizes and types.

The transition to ICD-10 is going well, according to the first numbers released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

After years of debate, several delays and lots of preparation, the big news this week was that it's finally time to start using the ICD-10 codeset. 

With the clock ticking down to the Oct. 1 deadline to transition to the ICD-10 dataset, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has introduced a new tool to help providers succeed with the transition.

More than half of healthcare organizations are not yet ready for the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, according to a new survey.