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Healthcare Executives: The Federal Government Needs Your Help…Again

October 1, 2013
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Now that the health insurance exchanges are open for business, the issue has become enrollment and how to encourage and assist people in signing up for an insurance plan. To provide this kind of muscle, the federal government is turning to community and rural hospitals for assistance, John Commins at HealthLeaders Media reports, and on […]

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CMS Reveals 10 Things Providers Need to Know about HIEs

September 4, 2013
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In preparation for the Oct. 1, 2013, launch of enrollment for the Health Insurance Exchanges, CMS has released a handy breakdown of what it thinks healthcare providers need to know about the Health Insurance Marketplace. First, providers should understand where this Marketplace exists: online. According to CMS, the goal is to make this online Marketplace […]

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A Tale of Two Letters (Part 2 of 2): AMA Challenges CMS on Federal HIE Standards

April 4, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the second half of March, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services received two letters from influential voices in healthcare directly challenging recently proposed or enacted measures. The first challenge from the American Hospital Association regarding a new patient-experience survey was discussed in our last post. The second challenge from the American […]

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Experts Cite Kaiser Permanente as the Model for Healthcare Reform

February 19, 2013

We here at HCE have had the pleasure of interviewing members of the executive team at Kaiser Permanente before. It is an outstanding organization and very progressive in its goals and aims for healthcare. In an era when everyone is trying to be cutting edge, Kaiser defines cutting edge. This is largely because of its […]

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HIEs Struggle to Catch On (Part 2)

February 18, 2013

On Friday, we looked at how a total of 32 states missed the Feb. 15 deadline to set up their own, state-run health-insurance exchanges (HIEs). Now that the deadline has past, the government must become intricately involved in state healthcare, essentially running the show as they set up exchanges in these 32 states (the only […]

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HIEs Struggle to Catch On (Part 1)

February 15, 2013

Today, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, is the day: the day when states make a final decision on whether they’re going to set up their own health-insurance exchange or let the government establish one for them. In the face of this deadline, Kelly Kennedy at USA Today reports that “there has been one last-minute surprise and […]

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Healthcare Reform Implementation Slower than Expected

February 8, 2013

We’ve been covering quite a bit of healthcare-reform news since last Friday, so I suppose it’s only appropriate that we finish up the week in the same manner. Those who follow politics know that the implementation of any large piece of legislation is rife with complications. With healthcare reform, that observation couldn’t be truer. According […]

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Debate over HIEs Intensifies as Some See Doom on the Horizon

February 7, 2013

The debate over Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is only intensifying, reports Ken Terry at InformationWeek Healthcare, with many questioning “the viability and usefulness of the current generation of HIEs.” William Yasnoff, MD, PhD, president of the Health Record Banking Alliance represents the fiery side of the HIE debate. In an article for NHINWatch, he said, […]

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