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Critical access hospitals charge Medicare patients high rates for outpatient care

Critical access hospitals may be a vanishing breed, but it's not because they're charging their patients too little, Kaiser Health News has reported.

Massachusetts takes price transparency to next level

Massachusetts has become perhaps the first state to take the next step into price transparency, mandating health insurers to post the costs of a variety of medical procedures for their enrollees, Kaiser Health News has reported.

FDA officials: 3-D imaging technologies poised for breakthrough

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer update detailing how the development of 3-D technologies are poised to change cancer detection.

Dallas hospital defends treatment of Ebola patient

The Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, is defending its actions in the wake of his death, according to

ONC taps RTI to develop road map for HIT Safety Center

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday awarded a contract to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based RTI International to design a road map to its health IT safety center.

Highmark, UPMC continue to butt heads

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane told Highmark that the state would seek enforcement in court because the insurer is not complying with the deal it struck with UPMC this past summer. 

340B hospital profit study is flawed, hospital groups say

Hospital groups are pushing back against new research in Health Affairs that claims hospitals are profiting from a drug-discount program meant to help low-income an d uninsured patients  afford their medications.

Health IT oversight requires legislative action, groups argue

Close to 60 health IT stakeholders--including the American Medical Informatics Association and Health IT Now--want to see Congressional involvement in clarifying appropriate risk-based oversight of health IT.

Provider groups: Extension of MU exemption efforts step in the right direction

Provider groups--particularly those representing practice managers and individual doctors--expressed optimism following the decision Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for Meaningful Use hardship applications to Nov. 30.

Providers, officials double down on Ebola precautions

In the wake of the death of the patient with the first case of Ebola in the United States and the errors that led to his initial misdiagnosis, healthcare providers and other institutions plan to step up their safeguards against the virus.