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Fierce Healthcare: CMS launches new model for paying ambulance crews

“The Trump administration is launching a new model that would pay first responders even if they opt not to take a patient to the...

Stars and Stripes: VA preparing to launch major overhaul of claims appeals process

“Hundreds of thousands of veterans, some of them trapped indefinitely in a complex system of trying to obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans...

HealthData Management: CMS to hold AI, quality measures competition

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation plan to conduct a challenge in the area of...

MeriTalk: GSA Releases New SIN for Mobile Solutions, Previews Mobile Strategy

“The General Services Administration (GSA) announced a revamp of how agencies can acquire mobility solutions through IT Schedule 70 with a single Special Item...

HealthLeaders: 11 Things Seema Verma Said at HIMSS

“… Following are key takeaways from these combined events, with a focus on highlights that are relevant to health systems, providers, and innovation. 1. The...

HHS’ National Health Security Strategy includes all-of-government approach to combat threats

“Extreme weather events, a CBRN incident, cyberthreats and infectious diseases having pandemic potential all put Americans on notice for 21st century health security hazards,...

FierceHealthcare: HIMSS19: Verma launches project to open up ACO data

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said accountable care organizations should be able to easily retrieve Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D claims data...

ManTech: Blockchain Applications for DoD and VA Healthcare

“… The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have a complexity problem with their healthcare records. They have large-scale...

VA: VA seeks training providers to ready Veterans for high-tech careers

“Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is inviting training providers to participate in a new pilot program to prepare Veterans...

Modern Healthcare: CMS innovation center may ramp up data exchange plans

“The CMS may use its innovation center to push early adoption of newly proposed transparency and data-blocking rules.” “While there are many ways to encourage...