The long-awaited expansion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 was unveiled Thursday afternoon by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and comprises four final rules, according to HHS.
Data theft. Fraud. Political wrangling. While those all sound like things you'd expect to read about in a crime novel, in 2012 they also were very much a part of the healthcare IT landscape.
Citing financial burdens, states are asking for flexibility on expanding their Medicaid programs as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--a position that the Obama Administration has rejected, reported The Washington Post.
All insurers will be charged monthly "user fees" if they want to sell plans on the federal-run exchange, which could be operating in multiple states next year, according to a new proposed rule HHS issued Friday.
I recognize we don't live in a utopian society. But is it so crazy of me to wish we all could just get along? Apparently, it is--especially if you're a politician. I had hoped that with...
For the second time in only one week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has extended the deadline for states to decide whether they will create and run a health insurance exchange.
Insurers have a little extra breathing room to comply with federal regulations for health insurance exchanges--but states must still send letters of intent to design a state-based exchange by Friday.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General will focus much of its attention next year on examining the role that electronic health records play in Medicare overbilling, the Center for Public Integrity reported this week.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services could be subpoenaed if it doesn't disclose information on whether the agency used taxpayer dollars to fund a PR campaign to promote President Barak Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Anyone who's ever wondered how the sausage that is Meaningful Use is made would have enjoyed yesterday's session at the College of Healthcare Management Executives Fall forum, dubbed a "dialogue with the regulators."