Physician and Health IT Executive Donald Rucker Picked to Head ONC
Apr04

Physician and Health IT Executive Donald Rucker Picked to Head ONC

There has been widespread health IT industry praise for the man selected to lead the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), former Siemens executive and physician Donald Rucker, MD.

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HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position
Mar29

HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position

The US Department of Health and Human Services has created a new position, deputy assistant secretary for health IT reform, which John Fleming, MD, has told media outlets he will soon fill.

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Roger Severino Quietly Named as HHS Office for Civil Rights Head
Mar29

Roger Severino Quietly Named as HHS Office for Civil Rights Head

Without public announcement, Heritage Foundation alum and former DOJ trial attorney Roger Severino was named director of HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, which is tasked with investigating charges of discrimination. Severino has been critical of Affordable Care Act provisions that barred discrimination against transgender patients.

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New Volunteer Writing Opportunities with Journal of AHIMA Available
Mar24

New Volunteer Writing Opportunities with Journal of AHIMA Available

Are you interested in becoming an AHIMA-published author? Several new volunteer writing opportunities with Journal of AHIMA publications are available, including writing as a guest blogger and authoring feature articles in the Journal magazine.

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Text Messaging a Missed Opportunity for Diabetes Compliance Among Young Patients

SMS text messages are an under-used resource for helping young diabetes patients stay compliant with their diet and lifestyle modification, according to a study of patients between ages 16 and 24.

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CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs
Mar22

CMS Issues Interim Rule Delaying Key Value-based Reimbursement Programs

The new Administration is hitting the pause button on several Medicare payment reform initiatives, including bundled payment initiatives, according to an interim final rule (IFR) published this week in the Federal Register.

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