Long-term care providers will be among the Americans especially interested Monday to learn what President Obama will include in his 2016 budget proposal.
Civil monetary penalties for providers will be revised if two proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General are approved.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality plans to examine how health IT affects care quality. The agency has asked the Office of Management and Budget to approve the information collection project: "Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit Evaluation." The estimated total cost of the project is $793,456 over a 27-month period from Sept. 23, 2011, to Dec. 22, 2013.
White House budget chief Jacob Lew has asked all federal agency heads to submit spending plans for the approaching budget that are 5% below this year's spending, according to Lew's fiscal year 2013 budget guidance.
The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a new rule that would expand healthcare provider requirements for tracking patient health records and allowing patients greater access to them.