Virginia Offers First Statewide Virtual Free Mental Health Clinic

After completing a pilot phase that launched in December 2022, the Virginia Telemental Health Initiative (VTMHI), a nonprofit organization offering free telemental health services to eligible uninsured and underinsured Virginians, has launched. become the Commonwealth’s first free statewide virtual mental health clinic. As a virtual clinic, VTMHI collaborates with pre-licensed

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Athenahealth Develops Specialty-Focused Versions of Its EHR

Ambulatory health IT provider athenahealth has developed versions of its cloud-based EHR software designed specifically for specialty physician offices and care sites. The first two iterations are for women’s health and urgent care. The company plans to roll out solutions for additional specialties, including athenaOne for behavioral health, as well

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WEDI: HHS Should Create Office of National Cybersecurity Policy

The Working Group on Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) says the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should create an Office of National Cybersecurity Policy led by a “cyber policy czar.” In the wake of the high-profile Change Healthcare and Ascension cyberattacks, WEDI sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier

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Part 3 – Healthcare Economist

See my previous posts on negotiating IRA prices in drug selection (Part 1) and sending manufacturer data (Part 2). Today we will talk about the negotiation process and how CMS will set the maximum fair price (MFP) How will CMS be priced across all doses? “CMS will base the single

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All of Us Research Program Funding Drops 34 Percent

The six-year-old All of Us research program faces a 34 percent decrease in 21st Century Cures Act funding for fiscal year 2024. The program is an effort to collect genomic and health data from 1 million or more people from widely diverse backgrounds for research purposes. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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