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The rural emergency hospital designation will be implemented in January, allowing rural and critical access hospitals to receive a 5% payment increase for their services, provided they meet conditions of participation. They will also get a monthly facility payment.
Oracle Cerner Unveils New Tech Capabilities: Virtual Nursing, Tools to Streamline Charting, Billing and Data Integration
Oracle Cerner executives say the company is focused on leveraging the same cloud capabilities it has used to power consumer-facing technology to modernize the Cerner Millennium EHR and improve the clinician experiences.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is delaying upcoming deployments of the Oracle Cerner electronic health record (EHR) until June 2023 to address challenges with the system and make sure it is functioning optimally for Veterans and for VA health care personnel.
Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to take full ownership of CareCentrix to push forward its healthcare strategy with a particular focus on primary care, post-acute care and home care.
The insurance giant announced the deal's closure on Monday morning. In the release, UnitedHealth touts the companies' shared vision for making the healthcare system simpler and more adaptive to the needs of payers, providers and patients.
Short-Term Spending Bill Includes Rural Hospital Program Extensions, Nixes COVID-19 and Monkeypox Aid
A short-term spending package includes extensions for two key rural hospital programs into December but doesn’t include the Biden administration’s request for $27 billion in aid for COVID-19 and the monkeypox outbreak.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration (Roadmap), which details policy solutions that would help to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the larger health care system and other systems.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced approval of the Oregon Health Authority’s proposal to cover community-based mobile crisis intervention services in Medicaid.
The Biden administration proposed new regulations aimed at overhauling the application and renewal processes for Medicaid and other government programs, including ensuring a beneficiary's returned mail doesn’t automatically lead to coverage denials.