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  1. President’s 2019 HHS Budget Proposes Steep Spending Cuts

    The President’s proposed budget, quite similar to last year’s proposed “skinny budget,” allocates $68.4 billion to HHS, a 21% decrease or $17.9 billion less than what the agency received in fiscal 2017. Unfortunately, several ...

  2. Top Awards and Product Launches in the News

    MatrixCare Awarded 2018 Best in KLAS for Long-Term Care Software Congratulations to MatrixCare, which has been awarded the Best in KLAS Award for Long-Term Care Software for the second year in a row. CareCommunity ...

  3. Proposed CMS Changes May Open Door for Technology

    CMS Proposes Medicare Advantage Plans Cover Non-Skilled In-Home Supports For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed making items or services used for daily maintenance to be eligible as supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage plans. The changes would go into effect ...

  4. Blockchain Tech and AI Boost Interoperability

    A recent article in DistilNFO—"Are Blockchain and AI the keys to unlocking Interoperability in Healthcare?"—explains how electronic health records (EHRs) help health ...

  5. VA Invests in Telehealth for Veterans’ Care

    A new contract will help the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provide telehealth care for veterans.   The VA has supported telehealth for years. Early last year, it selected four companies to provide vital signs telehealth monitoring to veterans in their homes, awarding contracts that could ...