TITLE

CMS in two-state PHR pilot program

AUTHOR(S)
BERG, JEFFREY
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Biomedical Business & Technology;Sep2008, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a pilot program launched by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Arizona and Utah to test options for beneficiaries with original Medicare to maintain their health records electronically. The pilot program is expected to offer Medicare beneficiaries in the two states a choice of commercial personal health record (PHR) options. The agency's Acting Administrator Kerry Weems said that the program is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of PHRs in meeting the needs of beneficiaries.
ACCESSION #
34154386

 

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