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State of the Union address spotlights Medicare

Although he acknowledged rising healthcare costs are the biggest driver of long-term debt, President Obama said cutting Medicare is an even worse idea than cutting defense programs.

Fewer patients impacted by large-scale data breaches in 2012

Roughly 57 percent of the more than 21 million patient records involved in large-scale healthcare data breaches between 2010 and 2012 were linked to business associates, according to a new analysis by Carpinteria, Calif.-based IT security audit firm Redspin. 

Patients sue North Shore-Long Island over ID theft

A dozen patients are suing North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for allegedly failing to protect their medical records and notifying them of a theft.

Gun violence research, policies need physician voice

In the challenging gun policy dialogue, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and from the University of California, Davis, are calling for more physician engagement.

Corporate influence a barrier to telehealth at practices

Although practices typically consider the regulatory barriers to telehealth to be about reimbursements or privacy, an overlooked legal area are rules prohibiting the corporate practice of medicine and the grey area of "friendly PC models."

HHS clawed back $4.2B from healthcare fraud

The Obama Administration recovered more than $4.2 billion in the 2012 fiscal year from entities and individuals that attempted to defraud the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

For-profit entities could run hospitals in New York

Two for-profit corporations could run facilities in the state under a pilot program proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Texas Medical Association slams ONC safety plan

The health IT safety action plan proposed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in December is not specific enough to succeed, according to recent comments made by the Texas Medical Association. In its letter to National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, TMA said that responsibility for the plan "lacks focus," and should be overseen by a "highly visible HIT Safety Czar."

UC Davis sends medical records to wrong patient

UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., mistakenly sent 10 patients' paper records to a stranger, CBS13 reported.

CMS: Memorial Hermann merger not a 'bona fide sale'

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is urging a federal appeals court to deny a Texas hospital operator a $21 million depreciation loss adjustment from the Medicare program, reported Law360 .