Hospital security policies and personnel can play a huge role in preventing the spread of the Ebola epidemic that is raging on in West Africa, according to an article at SecurityInfoWatch.com.
The pushback against narrow networks across the nation continues in the form of legal action as a consumer group filed lawsuits against Cigna and Blue Shield of California on Thursday.
Insurers are pumping money into digital health startups--a sector that's raising record amounts of cash.
Provider progress in transitioning to ICD-10 has been hampered by the most recent delay--enforced via the passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act last spring--according to survey results released this week by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
The healthcare industry should expect to see ramped up enforcement of HIPAA as security breaches of electronic and even paper patient protected health information continue to plague covered entities and business associates, according to Iliana Peters, senior adviser at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights for compliance and enforcement.
Some U.S. hospitals might be prepared to treat the Ebola virus, but are they prepared to dispose of Ebola-related waste? Probably not, which could threaten public safety, according to a report by Reuters.
A group of Pennsylvanian hospitals filed a lawsuit against Highmark Monday, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times
The Economist's Health Care Forum 2014 conference in Boston brought together healthcare leaders to discuss hot button topics, such as price transparency and the future of healthcare. And though they didn't resolve the big issues, some of the topics--such as whether the Affordable Care Act is a success or a failure--generated lively debate.
I can't help but feel sorry for Drew Memorial Hospital, which failed a Medicare Meaningful Use audit and is being asked by CMS to return its incentive payment for that year in the amount of $904,000.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services lacks a sound financial management system, according to a new report issued by the Government Accountability Office.