The Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a new web page on HHS.gov highlighting the regulatory and administrative actions the Department is taking to relieve the burden of the current healthcare law and support […]
Improving health care, its quality and affordability is everyone’s responsibility and everyone has a role to play.
Well-intentioned but misdirected “quality@ and safety regulations and third party imposed credentialing, rating and quality standards drive up operating costs of hospitals, physicians and other health providers, payers and plan sponsors. See e.g., here. Beyond […]
Nothing ruins a great holiday or other party, celebration or vacation than the tragedy of an, accidental injury, death or other loss.
Help your employees, family and friends avoid having an avoidable accident run their holiday fun by sharing this poem from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
Voters’ election of President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican Majority put health care reform squarely back on the table even as leaders debate if repeal or reform, and if reform, what reform Americans want.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other public and private organizations should use key lessons for the successful design and deployment of website and other operating systems revealed in a report of the findings of the Department of Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation into what lead to the notoriously poor launch and other problems in the Healthcare.gov health insurance marketplace website and operating system that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) directed HHS to establish and administer to facilitate the purchase of private insurance by citizens living in states that declined to establish a state health insurance marketplace in response to ACA.
According to just released OIG Report OEI-06-14-00350, “many missteps” committed by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) lead to the widespread crashes of the Healthcare.gov website and other widespread problems with the Healthcare.gov enrollment tools necessary for millions of Americans to enroll in new health insurance coverage options created as part of the ACA. The report not only helps to explain what went wrong, but also provides key insights for HHS as well as other public and private organizations of common management issues that often derail the design and deployment of website or other technologies required to execute key organizational goals.
By: Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, Publisher, Solutions Law Press, Inc.; Executive Director, PROJECT COPE: Coalition on Patient Empowerment & Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Policy American patients and their families need to be careful about mindlessly making […]
April 18–25 is National Infant Immunization Week. Publicity over measles, rotavirus, pertussis, polio, rubella, various flu strains and the much rarer Ebola and other viruses have helped remind Americans that immunizations play a critical role […]