Are EHR Incentive Payments Money Well Spent?

Law and Health Blog
Written by Law and Health Blog
on October 17, 2011

As of September 30, 2011, more than 114,000 providers have registered for the electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs under Medicare, Medicaid or both. Of these, 88,399 physicians and hospitals have registered for the Medicare incentive program, 24,030 for the Medicaid program and 2,215 for both programs. Read further >


CMS Launches esMD Pilot, Heads Deeper Into Realm of Electronic Health Information

Law and Health Blog
Written by Law and Health Blog
on September 27, 2011

On September 15, 2011, CMS launched its new esMD pilot program, giving providers a new mechanism for submitting medical documentation. This launch marks the beginning of phase one of CMS’ initiative and CMS is hoping to make it significantly easier for providers to submit information, as well as easier for CMS’ recovery contractors to identify improper payments by reducing costs and time spent on these transactions. Read further >


Expanded Access to Coverage but Downward Pricing Pressures: Implications of Health Reform on the Pharmaceutical Industry

Cathy Betz
Written by Cathy Betz
on September 29, 2010

I believe it was Niels Bohr who said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” That quote could have easily come from wisecracking baseball legend Yogi Berra, who replied “Do you mean now?” when asked for the time. Read further >


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