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New Wisconsin data network breaking through old barriers

New Wisconsin data network breaking through old barriers

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In what may be a sign of things to come, Wisconsin nursing homes, hospitals and other providers will soon have the ability to exchange patient information with a database operated by a nonprofit organization.

MDI Achieve's Matrix reaches certification milestone

MDI Achieve's Matrix reaches certification milestone

MDI Achieve announced its Matrix software has received meaningful use certification from the federal government.

American HealthTech earns federal government's 'meaningful use' stamp of approval

American HealthTech announced its electronic health record software has received meaningful use certification from the federal government.

HHS issues updates for matching federal Medicaid payments

HHS issues updates for matching federal Medicaid payments

The Department of Health and Human Services has updated federal matching rates for state Medicaid programs for the Jan. 1 through June 30 period.

House presses for extension of state Medicaid assistance

House presses for extension of state Medicaid assistance

A narrow majority of members of the House of Representatives is urging House leaders to extend a temporary increase in the federal medical assistance percentage, which helps fund nursing homes and other Medicaid programs.

HHS awards funding for research into effective therapies and services for the disabled

HHS awards funding for research into effective therapies and services for the disabled

The Department of Health and Human Services has allocated stimulus funding for research projects that will attempt to determine the effectiveness of disability services, including rehabilitation services.

States' belt tightening worsens Medicaid shortfalls to nursing homes

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Nursing homes have been a casualty of this recession. That is clear from the newly released study about Medicaid rates from accounting firm Eljay LLC.

HHS awards more than $13 million to help lessen nursing shortage

HHS awards more than $13 million to help lessen nursing shortage

The Department of Health and Human Services Wednesday said it is has released $13.4 million in stimulus funding to help boost the nursing workforce in the United States.

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