The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Senior Citizens Law Center have filed petitions in U.S. District Court against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The lawsuit aims "to end the use of observation status as a way of depriving people of Part A Medicare coverage." >>>
Even as providers rush to implement health information technology systems, there is an underappreciated chance that the use of computers might cause harm to patients, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. >>>
Blue Shield of California opens its first retail location and joins a handful of health insurers across the country that have opened retail stores in recent years. The move is a response to changing market forces linked to a decline in employer-sponsored insurance benefits. >>>
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services prepares guidelines on value transfers, physicians, hospitals, and manufacturers are rightly worried that any financial relationship, simply by being publicly listed, encourages the presumption that these relationships are by definition unethical. >>>
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Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2011
InformationWeek, November 8, 2011
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