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’Mystery shoppers’ to monitor access to docs
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery...
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: 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: OIG: Medicare May End Up Overpaying for ESRD Drugs
The Office of Inspector General recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develop "a more...
Web Exclusive: Sebelius Talks Tough to Insurers, Needs to Take Action
Insurers that "unjustifiably" raise premium rates may be deemed ineligible to participate in health...
Web Exclusive: U.S. Rebukes Health Insurers
The Obama administration on Thursday told health insurers that it will track those who enact "unjustified"...
Web Exclusive: Q&A with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who swung through Portland last week, talked with The Oregonian...
Tighter medical privacy rules sought
The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism from consumer...
Web Exclusive: NAIC Approves Medical Loss Ratio Template
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Executive Committee unanimously approved the "blanks"...
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...