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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...
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...
Web Exclusive: CMS Improperly Paid $38M for ED Outpatient Imaging, OIG Says
"Inconsistent payment guidance" from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has resulted in...
Web Exclusive: OIG: Investigations Recovered $26B in FY2010
The Office of Inspector General says actions taken against pharmaceutical firms and individuals, and against problems...
Web Exclusive: Federal HAI Prevention Funding Up for 2010
The Health and Human Services Agency says it spent $34 million in 2010 for healthcare-associated infection prevention...
Web Exclusive: Is HHS Compromising with Insurers?
Last week HHS attempted to stem the recent trend among healthcare payers to drop "child only" health plans...
White House now defends insurance mandate as a tax
When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were...
High-risk pools off to slow start
A handful of states that have begun accepting applications for their new federally funded high-risk health insurance...
Georgia insurance commissioner balks at request on new health law
The insurance commissioner of Georgia has chosen not to comply with a federal request to create a state pool for...