An update on key Anti-Kickback, Stark Act issues for hospitals in 2015

Since the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, legal and regulatory issues in the healthcare arena have become more complex and more interconnected, necessitating healthcare professionals and executives keep a closer eye out for…

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

Symbol of Health System Transformation? Assessing the CMS Innovation Center

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is catalyzing profound changes in U.S. health care. Congress gave CMMI $10 billion for fiscal years 2011 through 2019 to test “innovative payment and serv…

AMA backs senator’s play to eliminate ICD-10

The American Medical Association has come out in support of legislation proposed late last month by Sen. Ted Poe (R-Texas) that aims to ban the use of more

Genomics-Enabled Learning Health Care Systems: Gathering and Using Genomic Information to Improve Patient Care and Research – Workshop Summary

To examine pragmatic approaches to incorporating genomics in learning health care systems, the IOM’s Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health hosted a workshop on December 8, 2014. A variety of stakeholder groups, including commercial developers, health information technology professionals, clinical providers, academic researchers, patient groups, and government and health system representatives, presented their perspectives and participated in discussions on maximizing the value that can be obtained from genomic information. The workshop examined how a variety of systems are capturing and making use of genomic data to generate knowledge for advancing health care in the 21st century. It also sought to evaluate the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for capturing or using genomic information in knowledge-generating health care systems.

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