CMS responds to data breach affecting 75,000 in federal ACA portal

CMS responds to data breach affecting 75,000 in federal ACA portal

The files of an estimated 75,000 individuals were accessed in a breach of Healthcare.gov for Affordable Care Act enrollment, according to  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS said it detected anomalous activity in the federally facilitated exchanges, or direct enrollment pathway for agents and brokers. The direct enrollment pathway, launched in 2013, allows […]

Blue Button Conference in Washington DC

CMS, USDS innovators on the future of Blue Button 2.0

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday held its first White House hackathon. The topic: Blue Button 2.0. Ahead of the event, I spoke with two technologists, one from CMS and one from the United States Digital Service (which worked with the agency to develop the Blue Button API).  Mark Scrimshire is CMS […]

Seema Verma speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Monday

CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls on payers to release claims data in API format

WASHINGTON, DC – Administrator Seema Verma urged health insurance companies to follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ lead and make claims data more readily available. “We’re at the beginning of the digital health revolution, we have the ability to take that data and unleash it,” Verma said Monday here during the White House […]

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Thursday proposed overhauling the Accountable Care Organization program in a number of ways related to EHRs and risk-based payment models.  On the technology front, and as part of the Administration’s broader MyHealthEData initiative, the new proposed rule would advance interoperability and give patients more control of their […]