StrategyPremera Blue Cross to Pay $6.8M to Settle Data Breach
The Washington State-based health insurer self-reported the breach, which was discovered 2015 and may have affected more than 10.4 million...
StrategyCMS Finalizes Models to Address Chronic Kidney Disease, Cancer
The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model follows up on President Donald Trump's kidney care executive order signed...
Clinical CareOregon Wildfires Prompt HHS Emergency Declaration
The public health emergency loosens restrictions on HIPAA and EMTALA mandates, physician licensing, and self-referrals for providers operating 'in good...
StrategyDrug Lobby Rips Trump's 'Most Favored Nation' Mandate on Medicare Drug Prices
PhRMA says the White House has "doubled down on a reckless attack on the very companies working around the clock...
Strategy1,100 Hospitals Press HHS to Enforce 340B Pricing
Hospital stakeholders complain that major drug makers are refusing to offer mandated drug discounts for safety-net providers.
StrategyHHS Plan to Improve Rural Health Focuses on Better Broadband, Telehealth Services
This announcement comes in response to Trump's executive order last month calling for improved rural health and telehealth access.
FinanceHospitals Seek En Banc Hearing in Site Neutral Payments Ruling
In reversing the district court last month, the appeals court ruled that the Trump administration's payment reductions were a reasonable...
StrategyHHS Releases HIPAA Bulletin in Wake of California Wildfires
When the PHE declaration is terminated, CEs must comply with all the normal requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for...
Covid-19HHS Makes COVID-19 Data Reporting a Medicare CoP as of Sept. 2
Most hospitals are already familiar with the data requirements, but some have been struggling to meet all the elements.
StrategyKonica Minolta Healthcare to Pay $500K to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Federal prosecutors claim that Viztek LLC, a former subsidiary of Konica Minolta, falsely claimed that its EHR software was HHS...
StrategyBeen Through a Disaster? There is Help for Recovery
For non-profits, FEMA can provide grants to help with hazard mitigation during recovery.
FinanceStudy IDs $412B in Federal Pandemic Funding for Healthcare
The $412 billion includes $312 billion through Congress, $100 billion through the Trump administration, and at least $331 million through...