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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...
’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
Key healthcare provisions take effect as GOP moves into House
Key parts of the new healthcare law will go into effect on Jan. 1, just before a Republican-controlled House returns...
Web Exclusive: HHS to Grant $727M to Community Health Centers
The Department of Health and Human Services says it will issue $727 million to 143 community health centers across the...
Web Exclusive: OIG Releases 2011 Work Plan
Medical devices, radiation therapy, quality, safety, and an expanded focus on the three- and one-day payment windows...
Web Exclusive: HHS Awards $320 Million to Expand Primary Care
Most of the money—$253 million—will go toward improving and expanding the nation's primary care...
Web Exclusive: HHS Grants $17 Million for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced funding Wednesday that will be used to...
Tighter medical privacy rules sought
The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism from consumer...
Insurers take lead in EHR implementation
When the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced its final rules and regulations for meaningful use of...
Emergency room complaint source of Bristol hospital’s Medicare notice
An investigation stemming from complaints about the handling of a belligerent emergency room patient by a Bristol...