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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.

Legislation pushes for data hub delay

Legislation introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) calls for a one-year delay in the launch of the controversial data hub that will connect state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act with federal agencies.

Provider organizations: 4 recommendations to improve Meaningful Use

The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, concerned that Meaningful Use requirements are "overly burdensome," make four recommendations to improve the program for providers in a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week.

Are special interests trying to sidetrack FDA final guidance for mHealth?

By his own admission, Bradley Thompson, an attorney at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Epstein Becker Green, has spent 27 years "attacking" the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At the...