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Congress Questions Security of Health Insurance Exchange Data Hub
How does a proposed data hub for newly-ensured patients affect your practice? Hint: It has to do with cybersecurity and HIPAA.
Ore. Doctors Fined for Failing to Disclose Payments from Implant Firm
State and federal agents are pouring through the books, looking for new and more elaborate ways to fine physicians. Here's a recent example from Oregon.
Prohibiting Physician Assistants from Admitting Patients Hurts Care
A proposed rule by CMS would severely hamper PAs and other nonphysician providers from helping patients in need of care, sometimes immediately.
Employer Mandate Delay: The Path to a Single-Payer Healthcare
Physician and author Elizabeth Lee Vliet says the real goal behind the latest healthcare reform delay is a federal push toward a single-payer system of care.
Bipartisan Legislation Could Repeal Medicare SGR Formula
A move to repeal the Medicare SGR moved another step forward with the goal of smaller pay raises in the near future and more emphasis on quality measures.
ABMS: Maintenance of Certification 'Means Something' to Patients
The American Board of Medical Specialties discusses a lawsuit by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons over ABMS Maintenance of Certification.
AMA Looks to Restrict Physician Assistant Role in Healthcare Teams
The AMA is discussing a resolution to severely limit scope of care by physician assistants. It's a solution in search of a problem and comes at a bad time.
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