The so-called "mega" privacy rule is not enforceable until September, but hospital and health system executives should begin reviewing current policies now to identify changes necessary for compliance, observers say. >>>
A fear of major reimbursement cuts and other factors are building toward a "crescendo" of physician interest in direct pay medicine, suggests a report conducted for The Physicians Foundation. >>>
The overdue final version of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act outlines reporting requirements on all grants, fees, and reimbursements provided to physicians and teaching hospitals by manufacturers of medical devices and prescription drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid. >>>
How could people be duped into believing in the existence of a fake person or a fake hospital? These are cautionary tales about how credulous we all can be when contemplating the huge changes that must be made by healthcare leaders and organizations. >>>
Payers such as UnitedHealthcare are enabling connections among patients, providers, and employers. Insurers embrace data and the better healthcare decisions that will come of improved data flows. >>>
The nation's first for-profit Catholic health system is adding to its large footprint in New England. Other health systems that have announced plans to expand are Sinai Health System and the Mayo Clinic Care Network. >>>
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USA Today / The Indianapolis Star, January 22, 2013
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