Fast-changing technology has created gray areas in tax laws across the country. Businesses and lawmakers are sparring over whether commercial use of remote computer software and servers should be taxed.
Source: New York Times | Nation |
January 11, 2013
Optimistic predictions by RAND in 2005 helped drive explosive growth in the electronic records industry and encouraged the federal government to give billions of dollars in financial incentives to hospitals and doctors that put the systems in place.
Source: New York Times | New York |
January 3, 2013
As the governor weighs whether to approve fracking, the state found in an analysis that the much-debated drilling technology could be conducted safely, according to a copy obtained by The New York Times from an expert who did not believe it should be kept secret.
The percent of physicians e-prescribing using an EHR has increased in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia, according to a new brief released by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Georgia |
December 26, 2012
Three cities, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Johns Creek, are adopting ordinances that assess fines for false alarms, a measure they say could save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and the lives of first responders.
Utah says it doesn’t want to do much to alter its existing exchange, which it started for small businesses before President Barack Obama’s health care law was enacted in 2010. Gov. Gary Herbert’s administration says it’s ready to add individual coverage, but not much else.
Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on state and local governments, nevertheless, some are thriving. Standard & Poor's, the credit-rating agency, reports that it issued more bond upgrades than downgrades in 2012.
The Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act are in full swing. With the influx of people who will be applying for benefits and the ACA requirement for online enrollment, it is more important than ever to verify the identities of those accessing benefits up front.