CMS Administrator Seema Verma on stage at HIMSS 2018.
April 9, 2019
Yesterday at the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma argued that government can often foil innovation.
Verma, a well-documented opponent of single-payer healthcare, has her eyes set on cutting down on paperwork and reevaluating regulations as a means to facilitate technological innovation.
“One of the things that troubles...
July 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely.
Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram readings.
In a statement Monday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said more use of remote...
July 6, 2018
This quarter saw a handful of digital health stories regarding payers and their new digital offerings, especially in the area of diabetes care. However, the past few months also saw headlines regarding CMS payments, payer-backed investigations into novel technologies, and other moves from insurers looking to better leverage digital healthcare. Read on for MobiHealthNews’ roundup of payer news...
April 25, 2018
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital.
Indeed, it starts with a new moniker: meaningful use is being renamed “Promoting Interoperability.”
The proposed rules and request for...