Kathleen Sebelius

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Political backlash, media blitz follow HealthCare.gov woes

The best defense is a good offense and that's President Barack Obama's plan this week as he tries to deflect the continuing problems and mounting criticism of his administration's handling of the HealthCare.gov website by focusing on the benefits of healthcare reform and enrollment efforts, budget negotiations and the economy.

Another day, another HealthCare.gov glitch

A Verizon data center handling verification of eligibility for federal health-insurance subsidies failed Sunday, the latest glitch plaguing HealthCare.gov, according to several news reports. The...

Insurer CEOs lend tech experts to help feds repair exchanges

The chief executives of the largest insurance companies have pledged their support in helping the Obama administration repair the problems plaguing the new health insurance exchanges since they opened almost a month ago.

Rad group lawsuit: Meaningful Use 'unconstitutional'

A radiology group has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that a portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act under which medical professionals, beginning in 2015, could face penalties for noncompliance with Meaningful Use rules for the implementation of electronic health records--is "irrational" and should be declared unconstitutional.

High ranked Medicare Advantage plans attract members

Consumers increasingly are choosing Medicare Advantage plans with higher quality ratings, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday in a statement.

White House: Exchanges, navigators are protected from fraud

The federal government has launched a widespread campaign to ensure consumers that health insurance exchanges are protected from fraud, just a few hours after a Congressional report warned that the navigator program has weaknesses that expose it to potential fraud.

ACP: 5 reasons Meaningful Use is burdensome to docs

The American College of Physicians, in a letter addressed to federal health officials Thursday, says that the "very aggressive" timeline and "overly ambitious" objectives of Meaningful Use Stage 2 threaten to limit the success of the overall program.

Industry groups continue fight over FDA final guidance

The battle between rival industry groups trying to influence the timing of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's release of its final guidance on mobile medical applications continues to heat...

Mostashari to leave ONC

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari will resign this fall, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced in a letter sent to staffers Tuesday.

Patient groups to federal officials: Don't rush health IT regulation

A coalition of 15 patient groups said it wants to see the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act workgroup take its time in crafting a risk-based framework for health IT regulation, in a letter sent to federal officials this week.