From the monthly archives:

January 2011

Fight for our Future at Hill Day 2011

July 19-20, 2011 Hyatt Regency Hotel Washington, D.C. On July 19-20, 2011, join hundreds of your colleagues in Washington, D.C. for our field’s premiere public [...]

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In Case You Missed It: Webinar Provides Details on Taking Advantage of HIT Payments

On Jan. 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened registration for eligible professionals to enroll in the system of health information technology [...]

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NACHC Report Provides Information on Reassigning HIT Payments to Your Organization

The National Association of Community Health Centers has issued a new federal regulatory policy report, “Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentives: Reassigning Payments.” The report [...]

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Report Details the Impact of the Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports

A new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute, “Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports,” documents how [...]

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HHS Conference Call will Address Benefits for Seniors under Health Reform

The Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 3:00pm eastern time to discuss [...]

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Dr. Blumenthal Explains Registration for EHR Incentive Programs

To take advantage of federal incentive payments for the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology, eligible providers must register with the Centers for [...]

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House Votes to Repeal Health Reform; Repeal Legislation Will Not Move through Senate

On Wednesday, January 19, the House voted to approve a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010 in its entirety. The legislation, [...]

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Online Tool Tests Your Knowledge, Provides Information on HIT Incentive Payments

Medscape has launched an online tool designed to help you assess whether you know how to take advantage of federal health information technology incentive payments. [...]

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Measuring Outcomes, Improving Services: How to Make Outcomes Management Work for Your Organization

Implementing an outcomes measurement system – and putting the data to work to improve services and outcomes – can present both challenges and opportunities. Does [...]

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BCBS of Illinois Rescinds Coverage Limitations on Some Behavioral Health Services

Late in 2010, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced that effective Jan. 1, 2011, it would implement a prior authorization policy for outpatient behavioral health [...]

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