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In Washington, some people trying to get coverage are being scammed. In Maryland, the executive director resigns under fire.
The administration said that 25 percent of people who signed up in October and November and 10 percent of Dec. enrollees could have errors in their forms.
The proposal would use federal funds available for expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to instead buy private coverage for an expanded Medicaid population.
Researchers expressed frustration after two men who had been treated with bone-marrow procedures saw their H.I.V. return.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Sovaldi, from Gilead Sciences, which will let some patients be treated for a minimum of 12 weeks, but at a cost of $1,000 per daily pill.
Government officials said the people checked into a hospital not far from the central Mexican town where a stolen truck carrying radioactive cobalt 60 was found abandoned.
The Obama administration said Friday that the enrollment records for roughly a quarter of all the people who signed up for health insurance on its website in October and November could contain errors.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved eight injections to be used to treat the sometimes painful and embarrassing curvature known as Peyronie’s disease.
CMS has proposed delaying the start of Stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program until 2017. Meanwhile, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has proposed a new regulatory approach that would allow certification criteria to be updated more frequently. CMS blog post.
UnitedHealthcare will appeal a federal judge's order temporarily blocking the insurer from dropping Connecticut providers, while doctors' groups in Ohio and New York look at bringing similar lawsuits.
The cause of Kawasaki disease is still unknown, but the thinking these days is that it is an unusual immune response to a probable viral infection in children who have some kind of genetic predisposition to it.
A new report by HHS' Office of Inspector General finds that the agency's Office for Civil rights failed to adequately create a process to regularly audit HIPAA-covered entities to ensure health data security compliance. Meanwhile, an OCR official at a Health IT Policy Committee outlined new security auditing plans. FierceHealthIT et al.
A Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange report offers health care leaders recommendations on how to guide health IT efforts. The report focuses on health data exchange, innovative encounter models, patient engagement and payment models. Health Data Management et al.
A study published Thursday in the CHEST Journal finds that intensive care units that use telehealth technologies can improve patient survival rates, quicken ICU and hospital discharges and potentially save hospitals money by reducing readmission rates. FierceHealthIT et al.
A report by the Bipartisan Policy Center finds that HIPAA privacy rules and regulations are impeding the use of big data to help improve quality of care. The report says data reside "in silos" under HIPAA and recommends more clarity in privacy legislation at the state and federal levels. FierceHealthIT, FCW.
The anxiety and the promise of revamping the health insurance system have left thousands of people in North Carolina struggling to sort out their options.
Most studies say that braking function returns to normal four weeks after right knee arthroscopy, nine weeks after surgery for an ankle fracture, and six weeks after the patient can walk unencumbered after a fracture of a major lower-body bone.
Moderation is advised while exercising for health and improved life expectancy.
Light fish and seafood dinners make good choices for meals in between holiday parties, notes Martha Rose Shulman.
Financial elder abuse statistics are not easy to pin down. It can also sometimes be hard to recognize that there is a problem.