The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released a final rule outlining the specific essential health benefits that insurers must cover regardless of whether they're selling plans through health insurance exchanges.
While most healthcare CIOs recently interviewed about their challenges and concerns by consulting firm Deloitte said that they were comfortable with their organization's preparedness regarding ICD-10 and Meaningful Use efforts, they also said that foundational ground work regarding security and optimization of systems is needed to move forward on future endeavors.
Under a proposal from Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowle, a quarter of the $2.4 trillion deficit reduction would come from federal healthcare programs.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block a Georgia hospital merger on antitrust grounds.
Almost 400 people have sued St. Joseph Hospital, cardiologists and parent company Catholic Health Initiatives, claiming they performed unnecessary heart procedures.
Anthem Blue Cross is backtracking away from its previous requirement that certain members with chronic diseases, including HIV/AIDS and cancer, buy prescription drugs from a mail-order pharmacy.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled against the merger of Phoebe Putney Hospital and Palmyra Park Hospital in Georgia--a decision that could give the Federal Trade Commission more clout in deciding the fate of such deals.
To fend off the automatic cuts to most domestic federal programs, Obama favors spending cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as new tax revenue by reducing tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans.
The American Hospital Association testified at a Ways and Means hearing on Thursday, urging it to maintain existing federal tax charitable deductions.
Although increasing membership and bolstering public policy efforts are top of mind for newly named College of Healthcare Information Management Executives CEO Russell Branzell, he has loftier goals for the organization--and the health IT industry.