Tag Archives: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

HHS Finalizes Strategy Against Regulation-Caused IT Burdens

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a strategy that addresses the health information technology burden caused by excessive regulation. The report, titled "Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs," tackles regulation-caused burden on the electronic health record, HHS said Friday.

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GAO Finds Security Loopholes in CMS Healthcare.gov Systems

The Government Accountability Office has identified several vulnerabilities in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ technical controls for systems that support the federal health insurance marketplace. GAO said Wednesday it found insufficient administrator privilege restriction, inconsistent security patch implementation and insecure administrative network configuration for Healthcare.gov supporting systems and the Federal …

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HHS IG Audits CMS Security Controls for Insurance Data Analytics Platform; Andy Slavitt Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general has found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services failed to carry out automated vulnerability assessments on databases related to CMS’ Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System. HHS’ IG said in a September report that it audited CMS’ data security controls between August 2014 and December 2014 to …

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Administration Reports $8B in Medicare Savings

According to a report the Obama administration is scheduled to release today, the new healthcare overhaul will begin producing immediate significant savings for Medicare, savings of about $8 billion by the end of next year and $575 billion over the rest of the decade. The Obama administration report states the …

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