California hospital operator Sutter Health has agreed to settle a four-year-old whistleblower lawsuit filed by an auditor over the way it billed for anesthesiology services, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
More than 17 million people who are uninsured or who buy coverage on their own will be eligible for premium tax credits under healthcare reform next year, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the healthcare industry has cast its spotlight squarely on primary care, asking questions about medical homes, care coordination, chronic...
When red tape threatens to prevent doctors from providing the care they believe their patients need, some physicians admit that they lie to insurance companies, according to a study published in the October issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism
The fallout of actual and looming health insurance policy cancellations is clear in California, where two people are suing Anthem Blue Cross over the issue and Blue Shield of California agreed to delay cancellations for 130,000 customers until March 31.
Of the more than 300 comments have been submitted regarding proposed changes to the gathering of evidence during litigation, AHIMA is the first to address the role of EHRs in discovery.
Initial Affordable Care Act enrollment won't be as high as the administration expected due to the faulty federal website rollout, said White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer.
Texas is the first state in the nation to create a formal Covered Entity Privacy and Security Certification Program to enable covered entities within the state to demonstrate their dedication to protecting patients' health information. The program, developed as part of Texas' House Bill (HB) 300 amending its Medical Records Privacy Act, also enhances consumer access to electronic health records, requires notification and authorization for electronic disclosing of protected health information (PHI), requires standards for electronic data sharing, and increases penalties for violations.
The best defense is a good offense and that's President Barack Obama's plan this week as he tries to deflect the continuing problems and mounting criticism of his administration's handling of the HealthCare.gov website by focusing on the benefits of healthcare reform and enrollment efforts, budget negotiations and the economy.
Insurance companies have sent misleading cancellation notices to consumers and provided little or no information about the health insurances exchanges, Talking Points Memo reported.