While a torndao headed right for Moore (Okla.) Medical Center, wiping out the Norman Regional Health System facility, no patients or staff suffered injuries, according to a hospital update last night.
Hospitals are raising objections to a proposed rule that would allow them to rebill the Medicare program for Part B claims that had been denied by auditors based on the setting where the care was rendered.
A new law in Oklahoma, based on guidelines promulgated by the National Right to Life Committee, could complicate already costly end-of-life issues for hospitals.
Despite the ongoing attempts of Republicans to repeal President Obama's health reform law and link it to the current scandal at the Internal Revenue Service, the administration is going ahead with two major Affordable Care Act regulations that provide insurance to people with pre-existing conditions and set maximum profit margins for certain providers
A jury awarded a former Bayonne (N.J.) Medical Center employee more than $2.1 million after filing a whistleblower suit against the hospital over improper staffing, the Jersey Journal reported.
An attempt to collect information on patients treated during the Boston bombings by the city's Public Health Commission for disaster preparedness and response planning purposes is being treated as a potential HIPAA violation.
The ability to listen first and take action second has been key to Marilyn Tavenner's success in leading the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 2010, according to several FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board members. However, they say, how well she continues to practice such patience in the face of politics will be what ultimately defines her tenure at CMS.
Healthcare reform in Massachusetts, which served as the model for the federal law, didn't lead to a significant increase in healthcare utilization, length of stay or costs, according to new research from the American Heart Association.
Responding to criticisms that Epic's electronic health record systems are closed and, thus, difficult to integrate with third-party vendors, CEO Judy Faulkner, in a rare interview granted to Forbes , called such accusations "totally wrong."
GOP opposition got an added boost yesterday, with news that the IRS official in charge when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the healthcare legislation, ABC News reported.