Ever since the Supreme Court announced that it will hear King v. Burwell to determine the legality of the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, there has been a lot of speculation as to how the ruling will play out. Affected s tates could offset the case's outcome by building their own exchanges--but that's easier said than done.
Mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones, can enable clinicians to access electronic health records, but many still don't protect the information, despite the vulnerability of the electronic patient information and the many breaches that have been documented, panelists warned at the American Bar Association Health Law Section's 12 th annual Washington Health Law Summit, held this week in the District of Columbia.
Jonathan Gruber, a health economist and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, apologized Tuesday for his "glib" comments regarding "the stupidity of the American voter" in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Amid the healthcare industry's efforts to reduce the overuse of emergency departments, a new poll indicates too many patients may seek treatment at urgent care centers instead, posing a risk to their health.
Any attempts to delay, again, ICD-10 compliance would be a waste of time and money, and should be opposed, eight healthcare organizations--including the American Hospital Association and the Premier healthcare alliance--stressed to members of Congress in a recent letter.
Policy efforts to address the risks of opioid prescribing should focus on office-based settings, as patients receive significantly more painkiller prescriptions for noncancer pain in ambulatory settings than in hospital emergency departments, according to an analysis of medical expenditures reported by Internal Medicine News.
The changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to the Medicare Shared Savings Program are an attempt to save accountable care organizations but they don't go far enough, says leading health economist Paul Keckley, Ph.D..
"That government is best which governs least" is a quote attributed to founding father Thomas Jefferson. Even if Jefferson almost certainly did not say or write those words, it has been...
Despite a state program to in place to keep drug addicted nurses in the workforce, 900 Virginia nurses have been disciplined for theft or abuse of prescription drugs since 2007, according to an investigation by the News Leader.
The top online security risks for health insurance clients, and those using mHealth self-service tools, are excessive mobile app permissions, websites hosted by external providers and third-party code libraries, according to a report from security vendor RiskIQ.