Accenture signs a $563 million five-year contract extension with HHS to manage and continue developing healthcare.gov.
CMS reports that during its November ICD-10 open testing period more than 500 providers, suppliers, billing companies, and clearinghouses submitted test claims, resulting in a 76 percent claim acceptance rate. The test checked that claims had a valid diagnosis code, ICD-10 companion qualifier code, national provider identifier, and date of service, and returned an automated acceptance notification when all criteria were met.
Startup Health reports that $6.5 billion in startup funding flowed into the digital health sector during 2014, a 125 percent increase over 2013.
PCORI will award $87 million to establish 13 clinical data research networks and $26 million to establish 22 patient-powered research networks as part of the second phase of its PCORnet project.