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Cigna, others launch alliance to fight Cadillac tax

Cigna, the Corporate Health Care Coalition, the National Association of Health Underwriters and several other private and public sector companies and organizations officially launched the Alliance to Fight the 40 Wednesday in an effort to repeal the 40 percent tax on employee health benefits, known as the Cadillac tax. 

3 ways to cut unnecessary readmissions of heart patients

Given the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) financial penalties for hospitals with above-average readmission rates, many organizations seek ways to prevent 30-day readmissions of patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or what's commonly known as angioplasty. Here are three suggestions.

Providers, pay heed to NIST's mobile device security guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's  new draft guide to help providers keep patient data on mobile devices  secure is a treasure trove of very detailed, practical information. However, I'm worried that it won't trickle down to the clinician community.

Healthcare lobbies push to include housing as a hospital community benefit

Several prominent hospital groups have been urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to consider hospital-sponsored housing as a community benefit, AHA News Now has reported.

Oncology doctors push back against cost of cancer drugs

Oncologists are so irked over the rapidly escalating cost of drugs used to treat their patients that they are making fairly radical policy proposals and have begun monitoring prices for treatments.

Barnabas Health CEO supports paying some property taxes

The CEO of New Jersey's largest hospital system has come out in support of not-for-profit hospitals in the state paying some property taxes, NJ.com has reported.

Hacking demo drives home complex reality of mHealth security

There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.

All eyes on how regulators will respond to massive health insurer mergers

Now that four of the country's five largest health insurers have announced merger deals, the focus turns to how federal and state regulators will respond to such significant industry consolidation.

VA settles with more whistleblowers as investigators promise better training

The Office of Special Counsel, which handles allegations of retaliation against federal employees, has announced that three Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers would be reinstated to their jobs with clean records and financial settlements..

BlackBerry offers insight on hidden security headaches for patients, providers

A live demo at a BlackBerry Security Summit drove home the vulnerabilities presented by everyday mobile healthcare tools--in this case the IV infusion pump for administering medications in hospital and clinic settings.