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Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Part D Prescriber

CMS publishes a new dataset containing Medicare Part D prescription details for 2013, representing $103 billion in drug costs.

athenahealth, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Athenahealth publishes its Q1 results: revenue is up 27 percent to $206 million, adjusted EPS $0.24 vs. $0.12. Epocrates-related earnings remained flat at $10 million. Athena shares are up 20 percent over the past year.

Former hospital CFO ordered to pay $4.4 million restitution

The CFO of a small network of rural Texas hospitals is ordered to pay back the $4.4 million in payments his hospital received after fraudulently attesting to MU Stage 1. He is also facing criminal charges that could result in up to seven years in jail.

Premier statement for the record on 21st Century Cures legislation (PDF) 

Premier applauds the legislative work being undertaken by the House as it drafts the 21st Century Cures bill, and lobbies for increased interoperability requirements through a unique patient identifier, national interoperability standards, and APIs. Premier calls on ONC to include the requirements in its EHR certification criteria.

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  1. Kudos to Athena for such strong performance! It’s amazing what happens with a company that lives up to its commitments and provides value to its customers. Big thanks for all their progress on ICD-10. It’s going to be a smooth transition thanks to their hardwork!







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