Rockefeller challenges health plans on medical spending; Consumer groups question HHS privacy breach rules;

> Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is taking health plans to task over their assertion that they spend 87 percent of premium dollars on care. He contends that the number is as low as 66 percent in some cases. FierceHealthFinance

> Consumer groups and providers are tussling over HHS' new standards for notifying patients about privacy breaches, with consumers fighting a clause in the rules requiring "actual harm" before an entity must report the breach. FierceHealthIT

> At tony health conference TEDMED, which took place last week in San Diego, one speaker predicted that by stethoscopes would be made obsolete by stethoscopes within a few years. FierceMobileHealthcare

> If you want to make sure your facility is in compliance with key HIPAA rules, it's important to work on your internal controls--primarily privacy and meaningful use of health IT systems, according to Hospital Impact contributor Joe Ingemi. Blog

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