Policy & Regulation Archive
A new report from the American Medical Association finds patients now are responsible for almost 25 percent of their medical costs.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted updated clinical quality measures for eligible professionals under the 2014 Edition of the electronic health records meaningful use program.
Donald Berwick, M.D., did not mince words during his keynote address at the Healthcare Financial Management Association annual meeting taking place this week: The public is quite confused and scared about the direction of the health care industry, said the former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator.
Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, Calif., will pay a $275,000 fine and implement a corrective action plan under a resolution agreement it signed with the HHS Office for Civil Rights following violations of patient privacy.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning and guidance about cyberattacks that could place malware on medical devices and affect configuration settings:
The Food and Drug Administration has sent a final rule to establish a unique medical device identifier to the Office of Management and Budget for review before publication.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule setting financial integrity and oversight standards for qualified health plans operating in state health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
The clock is ticking louder for the ICD-10 go-live date in October 2014. As it does, health systems are beginning to fret about the likely financial impact on operations.
When you walk around Las Vegas, what you see most is money changing hands for no apparent reason. You could say the same thing about health care.
Information and IT leaders are focusing on basic retention practices and governance responsibilities, rather than the data security and privacy issues that have led to scandals such as those in news accounts of late, according to a new consultancy survey.
Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford has posted on its Web site a public notice after an unencrypted laptop was stolen from the facility:
Opening AHIP 2013 in Las Vegas, George Halvorson, chair and CEO at Kaiser Permanente and its health plan, delivered a call to action for health insurers to take a leading role in transforming the American health care system.
Health insurers gathered in Las Vegas for AHIP 2013 received a tutorial on the nations obesity problem and ways that insurers can help combat it from David Kirchoff, CEO at Weight Watchers International.
Major employers are concerned with the state of their relationship with their health plans and dont believe they have been well-served. Thats the message that David Lansky, president and CEO of Pacific Business Group on Health, a coalition of 50 large companies, brought to insurers at AHIP 2013 in Las Vegas.
Tremendous change is coming fast to the health care industry by way of the Affordable Care Act, fueled by economics, consumer demographics and technology, and focused on access, quality and cost, according to Toby Cosgrove, M.D., president and CEO at the Cleveland Clinic.