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HHS is prioritizing consumer experience, data exchange, explainable AI

Healthcare It News

Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT offered some updates on how the agencies are working together and with others to help shape a "digital healthcare system of the future" that works for everyone. " And it's not just within HHS.

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HHS OIG: 2 in 5 Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth during first pandemic year

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a study examining how Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. What compelled the team to look into beneficiaries' use of telehealth? This past month, the U.S.

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Lose the COVID-19 public health emergency, but keep the progress

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

David Gray When President Joe Biden recently declared on national television that “the pandemic is over,” he offered a glimpse into the strategy his administration will be using on COVID-19 going forward: We’re ready to move on. What this means for telehealth and connected health policy.

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How to Prevent Medicare Advantage Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

Provider Trust

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General Christi A. Grimm gave a lecture at the 2023 RISE National Conference in early March 2023 about Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, and the increased risk of fraud due to the rapid growth of healthcare programs.

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Wrongly Denied Claims by Private Medicare Plans

Medisys Compliance

Recently published watchdog report found that private Medicare plans routinely rejected claims that should have been paid and denied services that reviewers found to be medically necessary. For detailed understanding we shared observations of OIG where they found that some of the claims were wrongly denied by private Medicare plans.

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Lose the COVID-19 public health emergency, but keep the progress, says HIMSS GR director

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

David Gray When President Joe Biden recently declared on national television that “the pandemic is over,” he offered a glimpse into the strategy his administration will be using on COVID-19 going forward: We’re ready to move on. What this means for telehealth and connected health policy.

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Florida woman to pay $20.3M after using telemedicine to shield alleged fraud

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Justice announced earlier this month that an Indian Rocks Beach, Florida-based woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and filing a false tax return. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, in a statement. have also agreed to pay up to $20.3