Here's What You May or May Not Have Missed This Week:
• The health coverage enrollment was Dec.15, and HealthCare.gov fared much better than last year. Almost 2.5 million consumers signed up for health plans since the start of Open Enrollment last month. There were almost as many new consumers as there were consumers renewing coverage this year Source
• House Committee Leaders Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) released a statement in support of the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for ICD-10 implementation. Upton and Sessions "will continue [their] close communication with the (CMS) to ensure that the deadline can successfully be met by stakeholders." Source
• U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $665 million to 28 states for health care improvement and innovation. The funding is aimed at improving health care quality, accessibility, and affordability through new payment and delivery models. Source
On The Front Lines:
Apple finally took back a piece of the market share from Android this week, snapping a six-week streak of lost market share among pMD's charge capture physician users. Perhaps Christmas shoppers are giving Apple an end-of-the-year boost as we enter the holiday season.
Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care alongside the front lines of the iOS-Android wars among pMD's charge capture physician users. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news.