Genesee Health Plan Joins MPRO Effort To Address Disparities in Cardiac HealthMPRO, Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization, announced that Genesee Health Plan is joining its Disparities and Cardiac Health Program, a special project headed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Medline, Critical Signal Technologies Help Reduce Readmissions With Better Home CareMundelein, Ill.-based Medline Industries Inc. and Critical Signal Technologies announced a major initiative to help home health agencies reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and improve quality of care.
Michigan CO-OP Awarded $72 Million to Provide Health Insurance Options in 2014The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Friday announced its award of $72 million in financing for the new Michigan Consumers Healthcare CO-OP (MCHCO), a member-governed nonprofit health insurance company that will help to control costs while providing accessible health care for all residents.
UM Researchers Call for More Robust Electronic Health Record Data SharingUniversity of Michigan researchers are calling for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to encourage a more seamless exchange of information between electronic health records and immunization registries.
Health Spending Growth Up In 2011, But Trending To Record Lows at Year’s EndThe January Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by the Altarum Institute indicate that over the first 11 months of 2011, health spending has grown at an annual rate of 4.5 percent, compared to the 3.9 percent increase for 2010. This growth was driven by high spending early in 2011 followed by a gradual, steady decline.
Oregon Doctors Using gloStream Begin Receiving Federal EHR Incentive PaymentsThe Troy electronic medical records software developers gloStream said Monay that its clients in Oregon have begun receiving incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for deploying electronic health records.
Covisint Helps Health Care Providers Capture Incentive Payments