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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Health data losses: Don’t blame hackers
While patients and doctors often worry about medical records being hacked by cybercriminals and Internet snoops, the...
State HIEs wrangle with thorny ’patient consent’ issue
Oregon and Illinois are two states that will launch their initial health information exchange core services in early...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
HHS: Federal Shutdown Would Halt OCR Rulemaking, Enforcement
Investigations by the Office for Civil Rights, the HIPAA privacy and security rule enforcer, would cease if the...
GOP governors want leeway to cut Medicaid rolls
Republican governors are pressing the Obama administration to make it easier for states to cut Medicaid enrollment...
HHS trend scan will signal potential health IT breakthroughs
The Health and Human Services Department plans to develop and maintain a continuous scan of current and emerging...
Sebelius: Repealing healthcare law returns power to insurance companies
Repealing the new federal healthcare law will put power back in the hands of insurance companies and take away new...
Social Security approves EHR interoperability technology
The Social Security Administration has approved the C32 Continuity of Care Document technology developed by health IT...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...

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