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AMA Urges Physicians to Take Steps to Avoid Medicare Payment Penalty

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) is reminding physicians that the Medicare reimbursement system has changed, and, if they have not done so already, they have until December 31, 2017, to take a few simple steps to avoid a Medicare payment penalty in 2019.The changes are part of the government’s implementation of MACRA, the new Medicare law that will affect physicians and practices of all sizes.  2017 is the first year of reporting under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program.

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Allscripts Tell VA To Hurry Up on Interoperability

Veterans and active service members have served our country with honor. We owe them respect, gratitude and an effective healthcare system that delivers seamless care to them and their families, no matter where they see a healthcare professional.

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DataFile Has Joined CommonWell To Continue Cultivating And Connecting Healthcare Data Experts

DataFile Technologies has joined the more than 70 progressive organizations that are enabling secure and ubiquitous health data exchange as members of CommonWell Health Alliance.


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AHA Gives CMS a Piece Of Its Mind on Regulatory Relief

American Hospital Association assesses the Regulatory Burden on Health Systems, Hospitals and Post-acute Care Providers. AHA regulatory-overload-report.pdf

GE Healthcare Receives Carequality Certification Advancing Data Exchange with Cloud Technology

GE Healthcare today announced that it has received Carequality certification to enable seamless data sharing by its ambulatory EHR customers with thousands of hospitals, physician practices, payer networks, vendors and consumer services nationally.

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Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Dr. Susan Turney appears in front of US Senate to Speak on the Stabilization of the Individual Market

View Dr. Turney's Testimony on teh Stabilization of the Individual Market.

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Availity Study Shows Communication Gaps Between the Stakeholder Groups

A survey conducted by Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, found that while payers and providers want to collaborate more closely on value-based care initiatives, such partnerships remain vulnerable to poor data transparency, competing business goals, and significant administrative burdens.

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Surescripts and Allscripts Make Patient Data Available to Pharmacists in the Wake of Hurricanes

In response to the historic impact of Hurricane Irma on the United States, Surescripts and Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) are expanding the scope of the service available in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to provide free access to patient-specific medication history data for pharmacists.

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Cerner Deal with VA Expected in Early November

The Department of Veterans Affairs is telling Congress its multi-billion dollar contract for a systemwide EHR with Cerner could be awarded within the first two weeks of November, extending beyond its original timeline, reports Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.

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Restrictive Medicaid Formularies Would Hinder Access to Critical Drug Therapies

Under federal law, Medicaid covers any FDA-approved drug as long as the drug company offers Medicaid a discount. This is often referred to as an open formulary. The state of Massachusetts has recently submitted an 1115 waiver proposing to allow its Medicaid program to use a closed formulary, which could cover as few as one drug for every therapeutic drug class.

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