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SEC investigates insider trading on Medicare

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether insider trading took place during a 2013 incident in which financial institutions were tipped off that Medicare was about to raise reimbursement rates.

Ebola watch: California adopts toughest regulations in US to protect hospital workers

California now has some of the toughest regulations in the country to protect healthcare workers who treat patients with Ebola.

VA scandal: 600k vets still waiting a month for treatment

Although the Department of Veterans Affairs announced earlier this month it slashed wait times nearly 18 percent after a nationwide scandal revealed secret waitlists covered up long delays in care, more than 600,000 veterans are still waiting a month or longer for appointments, according to  USA Today.  

Mobile tech holds promise for clinical trials, but caveats remain

Using mobile tools in clinical trials offers a long list of benefits, from helping patients stay on medication routines to the ability to change gears in quick fashion. but mHealth is also a double-edged sword as data collection and deeper insight could propel trials off course, according to a report at  Hospital & Health Networks.

ICD-10 costs: Lower than expected?

ICD-10 implementation costs may not be as burdensome as previously thought for small physician practices, at least according to a post in this month's  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

The case for hiring forensic nurses

Forensic nurses play a critical role in helping victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault, thus making the specialization of the fastest-growing in nursing. But despite the comfort these professionals offer patients and the value they provide hospitals, the forensic nursing profession may be endangered by a lack of people willing to do the job and a low perceived need for hospitals to hire them.

Feds want Apple's word it won't share, sell HealthKit user data

Apple and Federal Trade Commission officials are discussing data sharing and user privacy as it relates to Apple's HealthKit and its impending watch, with the agency seeking assurance Apple will not sell data to third-party vendors, according to a Reuters report.

Lack of Medicaid expansion will cost Florida hospitals billions

The intransigence of the Sunshine State's lawmakers over expanding Medicaid eligibility will cost the state's hospitals billions of dollars over the next several years, the Tampa Bay Times reports. 

Physician assistants at center of billing schemes

Physician assistants, who frequently provide primary care services to patients under the direct supervision of a doctor, are often the focal point for fraud.

eHealth Initiative roadmap calls for alignment of HIT regulatory efforts

Interoperability and Meaningful Use efforts need to be aligned with other healthcare regulatory and industry initiatives, according to the eHealth Initiative, which on Thursday unveiled its 2020 roadmap for transforming health IT.