Monday’s General Session featured several speakers, including an address from Pamela L. Lane, MS, RHIA, interim CEO at AHIMA, a government update from National HIT Coordinator Donald Rucker, and a moderated point/counterpoint on healthcare with former Senator Barbara Boxer and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.
The president-elect has announced his picks to lead HHS and CMS, including an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The day after Trump was elected, consumer enrollment in the ACA’s health insurance exchange marketplace at Healthcare.gov surged, seeing 100,000 plan selections in a single day.
Insurance companies are expressing opposition to a proposed rule mandating uniformity in the way that payers handle patient data.
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation late on Thursday, April 10, amid speculation that her departure is related to the troubled Healthcare.gov website rollout.