Medicare

HHS Office for Civil Rights probes ‘hacking/IT incident’ at Defense Health Headquarters

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At least 1,279 individuals have been affected, according to an initial disclosure on the office's breach portal website.

Medicare telehealth expansion gets bipartisan stamp of approval from lawmakers

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A bipartisan, bicameral group is urging House and Senate leaders to use end-of-year legislation to permanently expand Medicare coverage of telehealth services.

Medicare data project gains momentum as CMS continues its push for interoperability

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CMS is setting up its "sandbox" for capturing claims data and making it useful to providers. It should be ready by mid-November.

Medicare claims data will be available to clinicians under pilot program

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The Data at the Point of Care pilot is part of the MyHealthEData initiative that launched Blue Button 2.0.

Report: Benefits agencies, lacking guidance, slow to abandon traditional identity verification

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The 2017 Equifax data breach has officials second-guessing the old method, but no federal recommendations exist ensuring alternatives are adopted.

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