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In a case that serves as a cautionary tale of the consequences of lax health data security, HHS announced that wireless health services provider CardioNet has agreed to pay $2.5 million after its insufficient data protection led to personal health information being stolen.
Will bundled payments be implemented quickly or slowly? Will they be voluntary or mandatory? There's disagreement about what the ongoing movement toward accountable care should look like.
The suit comes after Mylan has already faced hearing in Congress and investigations from the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
The compromise to align interests of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group would give governors and state legislatures the final say on whether to remove essential health benefits or create a high-risk pool for those with expensive chronic conditions.
The authors found great variation in wellness visits by location, along with socioeconomic disparities.
The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today published a letter outlining its thoughts on the FDA draft guidance regarding manufacturer communications about off-label uses of drugs. Today was the final day to comment on the draft before the agency begins to formulate the final version of the guidance.
In a recent blog post, CareMore CEO Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP, and his co-authors wrote that 1 in 5 Americans wants better dental care, but they lack access, often due to finances.
Policies across federal programs vary, with those serving active military and veterans having fewer barriers than Medicare.
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