NEWS


Another Looming Supreme Court Ruling: The Phoebe Putney-Palmyra Deal

Molly Gamble, Becker's Hospital Review
June 26, 2012

The Supreme Court will review Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System's acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital to determine whether state-granted antitrust immunity can trump Federal Trade Commission scrutiny, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report.

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CMS Proposes Stage 2 Meaningful Use of Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) Technology

Sandra Suarez Quilty - March 23, 2012

Adoption of EHRs could save money, time and lives.  On February 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology jointly issued proposed regulations for Stage 2 Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR).

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces major progress in doctors, hospital use of health information technology

 

HHS Press Office - February 17, 2012

Kansas City, MO  - Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the number of hospital using health information technology (IT) has more than doubled in the last two years.  She also announced new data showing nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 41,000 doctors have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for ensuring meaningful use of health IT, particularly certified Electronic Health Records (EHR).

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STAGE 2 MEANINGFUL USE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED

We Can't Wait:  Obama Administration takes new steps to encourage doctors and hospitals to use health information technology to lower costs, improve quality, create jobs

HHS Press Office - November 30, 2011

Cleveland, OH - Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a report showing that doctors’ adoption of health information technology (IT) doubled in two years.  HHS also announced new actions to speed the use of health IT in doctors’ offices and hospitals nationwide, which will improve health care and create jobs nationwide.

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HHS Announces New Incentives for Providers to Work Together Through Accountable Care Organizations

October 20, 2011

Long awaited  regulations regarding ACOs and the Shared Savings Program are now available.

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