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CMS reveals intentions to ease meaningful use reporting

29 January 2015, 12:19 pmPrimary Topic:  Meaningful Use...

Patient engagement 'vexing the entire industry'

29 January 2015, 5:34 am“I did meth three days ago and haven't been the same since.” When a patient dropped that bomb at the tail end of a 10-minute encounter, it inspired Kyra Bobinet, MD to found a nonprofi...

Healthcare giants make value-based payment pledge

28 January 2015, 10:00 amPrimary Topic:  Policy & Legislation...

Indiana Medicaid expansion may tempt other GOP-led states

28 January 2015, 5:37 amThe deal reached Tuesday between the Obama administration and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to expand Medicaid under the president’s health law should help sway reluctant Republican officials in other...

Are wellness programs working?

27 January 2015, 12:05 pmThe idea sounds easy enough: Encourage or even incentivize employees or members to engage in healthier behaviors that ultimately bring care costs down for everyone, most notably those offering the wel...

Revised SOFTWARE Act 'a huge step forward'

26 January 2015, 10:55 amA 10-page version of the Sensible Oversight for Technology Which Advances Regulatory Efficiency (SOFTWARE) Act is being met with praise.   "It's a huge step forward in the sense tha...

Anthem to spend $500 million on hybrid cloud

26 January 2015, 10:17 amAnthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is embarking on a 5-year path to improve IT and operations with IBM cloud technologies. The nation’s second largest insurer said it will plunk down half a billi...

Top 5 innovation investments U.S. states are making

26 January 2015, 6:49 amUp to 25 states plan on moving ahead in 2015 with State Health Innovation Plans (SHIPs) funded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to a report from Accenture.

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On Groundhog Day, Don’t Be Afraid of the Shadow of Failed Resolutions

28 January 2015, 9:00 pmJust like Phil Connors, the weatherman in the movie “Groundhog Day,” who’s trapped in the same repeating day until he gets his life right, you may notice the same New Year’s re...

Go Red on February 6 for Women’s Heart Health!

28 January 2015, 9:00 pmFebruary 6 is national "Go Red for Women Day," a day when women and the men who love them will wear red to remind everyone of the importance of important heart health. Heart disease is the number one...

Are You Ready for Winter? TRICARE Shares Safety Tips for the Season

27 January 2015, 9:00 pmFor many, the winter season brings family, merriment and perhaps even some chestnuts roasting on an open fire. It’s easy to forget that winter weather can be deceptive and dangerous. Don’t...

Affordable Health Care Act and Service Members

27 January 2015, 9:00 pmMark Ellis, Senior Health Care Program Analyst at the Defense Health Agency, sheds some light on the Affordable Health Care Act which remains confusing for many. Watch Video...

Official Thanks Blood Donors, Encourages More Donations

27 January 2015, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – The process is familiar to many. Squeeze the ball a few times to make the vein visible and look away as the needle punctures the arm. Make idle conversation as the me...

Face of Defense: Compassionate Soldier Motivates Patients

26 January 2015, 9:00 pmJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Jan. 27, 2015 – “Army Strong” means something different to each soldier, and for some who are injured, it can seem like a thing of the past. But than...

Centurions challenge Army and Navy Reserve medical units

25 January 2015, 9:00 pmFORT A.P. HILL, Va. - The 1st Medical Training Brigade aims to fulfill the “prepare” portion of the U.S. Army Reserve’s “plan, prepare, provide” model. This model is desi...

Army Mothers Shape Up

25 January 2015, 9:00 pmJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Staying physically fit is no strange concept in the United States Army, but what happens when weight gain is inevitable, nine months of weight gain to be exact? The P...

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Joint Forces Command United Assistance service members stick to standards

13 January 2015, 9:00 pmWhether they are learning new techniques to stay mentally resilient, exercising to stay physically strong, or washing their hands and applying hand sanitizer to prevent illness, Service members deploy...

Parents of special-needs kids turn to each other for support

13 January 2015, 9:00 pmParents of special-needs children often carry a heavy burden and need someone to confide in, a family life chaplain said.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

12 January 2015, 9:00 pmJoint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

8 January 2015, 9:00 pmPolar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks...

Army logistics thrives in Liberia

8 January 2015, 9:00 pmAs Service members of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, or JFC-UA, complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed. T...

Fort Hood receives redeploying Soldiers from Operation United Assistance

7 January 2015, 9:00 pmFort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers that were in support of Operation United Assistance, Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, w...

Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

7 January 2015, 9:00 pmAdaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive...

Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

6 January 2015, 9:00 pmThe fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault.

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HHS to work with non-profit organizations and tax preparers to help consumers understand the intersection of taxes and health care

27 January 2015, 9:01 pmHHS to work with non-profit organizations and tax preparers to help consumers understand the intersection of taxes and health care...

Nationwide 9.5 million consumers are signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

26 January 2015, 9:01 pmNationwide 9.5 million consumers are signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage...

Transcript for HHS Telebriefing: Update on Ebola Clinical Trial Research

26 January 2015, 9:01 pmTranscript for HHS Telebriefing: Update on Ebola clinical trial research...

Better, Smarter, Healthier: In historic announcement, HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value

25 January 2015, 9:01 pmBetter, Smarter, Healthier: In historic announcement, HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value...

Readout on a call with Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and Tax Volunteers

15 January 2015, 9:01 pmToday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell spoke by phone with over one hundred volunteer tax preparers from across the country, who provide free...

Seattle Seahawks Stars Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman encourage Americans to visit HealthCare.gov and shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace

8 January 2015, 9:01 pmSeattle Seahawks Stars Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman encourage Americans to visit HealthCare.gov and shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace...

Statements by Secretary Lew and Secretary Burwell on preparing for the upcoming tax season

7 January 2015, 9:01 pmStatements by Secretary Lew and Secretary Burwell on preparing for the upcoming tax season...

87 percent of people who selected 2015 plans through HealthCare.gov in first month of open enrollment are getting financial assistance to lower monthly premiums

29 December 2014, 9:01 pm87 percent of people who selected 2015 plans through HealthCare.gov in first month of open enrollment are getting financial assistance to lower monthly premiums.

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