Humana sued for not canceling plan; Health data breach count tops 800;

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>The Federal Trade Commission is charging a website operator with tricking people into buying health insurance by claiming it was mandatory under the healthcare reform law. It is the first FTC case for Affordable Care Act-related fraud.  Announcement

> New proposed regulations from the Internal Revenue Service will exempt some people in small, government-sponsored plans from fines for coverage that does not meet healthcare reform's minimum requirements, according to Reuters. Article

> A Missouri man has sued Humana, claiming he was unable to cancel his policy after learning the insurer was going to replace it with a higher premium plan, LifeHealthPro reported. Article

Health IT News

> The "wall of shame" for health data breaches at the Department of Health and Human Services has seen a lot of action this month. In January alone, more than 70 health data breach incidents affecting more than 500 individuals have been added, according to Healthcare Info Security. Article

> In a bid to solicit input on how to responsibly share data from clinical trials, the Institute of Medicine has released a "discussion framework" and key questions to be addressed. Article

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