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November 27, 2012  7:22 PM

Hacktivist uses health care data analytics to create physician rankings

Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI and data analytics, BIG DATA, Data analytics, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, Medicare,, Open Data, Open Data Initiatives program, physician ranking

Many federal agencies have made data publicly available since the Open Data Initiatives program was started by the White House under the presidential innovation initiatives. Todd Park, chief technology officer at the White House...

December 18, 2011  9:48 PM

Doc-fix passed the senate but faces a potential no in the house

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Doc-fix, doc-xix, Medicare, medicare cuts, Medicare overhaul plan, Medicare reimbursement, MU

On Dec. 17, 2011, the Senate passed a bill that will provide a short term "doc-fix". This bill was passed as part of a larger bill that extends a cut in the payroll tax and pushes back the 27% Medicare cut that was originally scheduled for Jan. 1, 2012 until the end of February. ...

September 18, 2011  7:49 PM

New proposal for patient and physician national smart card

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Medicare, Medicare fraud and abuse, Patient identifiers, Smart cards

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July 10, 2011  9:37 PM

CMS is testing new reimbursement models for patients with dual membership

Posted by: RedaChouffani
Dual eligibles, Health care reform, HHS, Medicaid, Medicare, Reform

As we continue to be reminded of the state of our deficit and the need to raise the debt ceiling, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to push through and test different initiatives that will help cut costs in the health care arena. Many state leaders are...

January 13, 2011  9:37 PM

CMS encourages innovation around dual eligible individuals

Posted by: RedaChouffani
CMS, Medicare

When we discuss dual eligible patients we are talking about the beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid. A group of patients that tend to meet the poverty level of Medicaid and cost over 300 billion dollars the federal and state governments. Recently, CMS has put forth proposals that will...

October 10, 2010  10:33 PM

Medicare and some of the changes coming with 2011

Posted by: RedaChouffani

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