• Healthcare Innovation Roundtable

    Dr. Steven Jones Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, DoD Dr. Gerald Cross Principal Deputy Undersecretary for Health, VA Dr. Robert Kolodner National Coordinator for Health Information Technologies, HHS January 26 and 28th, 2009

  • Healthcare Challenges

    President Obama has laid out his priorities for tackling the nation’s health care challenges. We’ll find out if lawmakers agree with his plans after the vote takes place later today. We want to get some…

  • Inside Government – January 30th, 2009

    U.S. Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) U.S Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) John Bruton

  • How health care legislation on Capitol Hill could affect feds

    You’ve heard plenty about health care reform legislation, and by now you might’ve tuned some of the news out. After all, conventional wisdom states that because you’re a fed, the health care legislation won’t impact…

  • ICD-10: Risk Or Opportunity?

    The new mandated International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) must be implemented by October 1, 2013. ICD-10—a complete replacement of the ICD-9 code sets used to report healthcare diagnoses and procedures—will affect all segments of the healthcare industry, including providers, clearinghouses and health plans, as well as government agencies.

    ICD-10, however, is more than an IT effort. It is a regulation that has a large impact on policies, business operations, clinical processes, and healthcare outcomes research. Preparing for ICD-10 will require an organization-wide approach and an understanding of all the areas impacted by its adoption.

    Noblis—a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization with a proven record of success working on ICD-10—is pleased to facilitate a panel discussion to exchange information and ideas among key public and private sector stakeholders. Together, the panel experts will discuss the risks and opportunities of the ICD-10 transition, what their organizations are doing now to get started, and where ICD-10 fits compared to other large initiatives.

  • Visualizing the 21st Century of Healthcare Today

    May 17th, 2011 at 10 AM Nationally recognized health leaders representing the federal government, military/veterans, and industry will share their perspectives on the ongoing transformation of healthcare using information technology. Topics discussed will include barriers faced in achieving interoperable health systems, interagency initiatives in healthcare information technology, diversity initiatives to ensure that no community is left behind, and examples of providers harnessing the best use of information technology in healthcare and strategic use of health IT across the United States.

  • Health premiums: Easy on the wallet

    Can you stand a little good news? Do you remember how to react to it? The good news is that health insurance premiums in the FEHBP are only going up an average of 3.8 percent next year. That’s almost half the increase in 2011. Check out what you will be paying next year, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • Analysis: More to choosing a federal health plan than premiums

    Ed Zurndorfer, a registered employee benefits consultant, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for his perspective on what the changes mean for feds and what they should keep in mind when planning their finances for the coming year.

  • Best health plan for the ‘average’ person

    If you are a 5-foot-9-inch tall, 191 pound federal male, or a 5-foot-3-inch tall 163 pound G-woman, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey’s column is for you. Otherwise read it at your own risk.

  • Medicare: To B or Not To B — that is the question!

    If William Shakespeare were alive today, and living in America, he would probably be retired or about to retire and facing the question of whether to purchase Medicare Part B or not, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. As in to be or not to be…