U.S. prosecutors have charged 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their family members with participating in a $1.5 million Medicaid fraud, Reuters reported. The charges claim the diplomats submitted falsified applications and fraudulent claims for Medicaid between 2004 and 2013.
Does the healthcare reform law contain a hidden marriage penalty? Some married couples think so, reported Kaiser Health News.
Medicare beneficiaries seem to be ignoring the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines on screening mammography intervals, even as overall screening rates decline, according to research presented at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting Thursday in Chicago.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is "misunderstood, misapplied and over-applied" to the point of being burdensome to the sharing of patient information for improved care, according to a report published this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Radiologists are ready to screen for lung cancer, and do it cost effectively, according to Caroline Chiles, M.D., a radiologist at the Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, who spoke Wednesday during a controversy session at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.
The Office for Civil Rights, the agency that enforces privacy provisions of HIPAA, has not fully enforced the law's requirements, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health &...
Healthcare reform is influencing companies' employee benefits packages and driving employers to look at health insurance exchanges for future benefit offerings, according to a new national benchmark report from the educational platform Healthcare Trends Institute.
ONC's Health IT Policy Committee has agreed with its Tiger Team's recommendations that the proposed accounting of disclosures rule, including its creation of an "access report," is overbroad.
Two new guides are in the works to help organizations with HIPAA compliance, reports Healthcare Info Security. One is a free security risk assessment tool for small providers. A risk assessment is...
The federal health insurance exchange website continues to suffer technical problems, private exchange competition continues to grow and partisan bickering continues among among lawmakers. It all...