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  • newFDA to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors (CME/CE)
    (MedPage Today) -- Electronic cigarettes will finally be regulated nationally as a tobacco product, subject to age restrictions like those for conventional cigarettes and limited marketing constraints, once a proposed rule released Thursday by the FD…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:15pm -
  • newIn 2015, Most States to Use Healthcare.gov
    (MedPage Today) -- Only two of the 36 states that relied on the federal insurance exchange this year -- Idaho and New Mexico -- plan to set up their own online marketplaces in time for the next open enrollment beginning Nov. 15.
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:01pm -
  • newFDA to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
    (MedPage Today) -- Electronic cigarettes will finally be regulated nationally as a tobacco product, subject to age restrictions like those for conventional cigarettes and limited marketing constraints, once a proposed rule released Thursday by the FD…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:13am -
  • Income Tax Fraud Appears to Target Docs
    (MedPage Today) -- Hundreds of doctors across several states and Puerto Rico are apparent victims of an income tax fraud scheme, but government investigators and medical societies are unsure why or how this rash of fraud has occurred.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • FDA Orders New Warning for Epidural Steroids
    (MedPage Today) -- Injectable corticosteroids must now carry a new label warning about the risks of severe adverse effects from epidural injections including death, stroke, and permanent blindness and paralysis, the FDA said.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • Talking Tech: Peter Elias, MD
    (MedPage Today) -- What was your biggest struggle with health information technology and how did you overcome it? We posed that question to Peter Elias, MD, as part of a new MedPage Today question-and-answer series featuring leaders in health IT.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis: NOACs' Reversal a Key?
    (MedPage Today) -- The new oral anticoagulants, or NOACs -- dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Eliquis (apixaban) -- are touted for their safety, efficacy, and ease of use, but they have one drawback in common: There is no antidote.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:46pm -
  • Female Docs Get Smaller Chunk of Medicare Money
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Female physicians made about half as much from Medicare as male doctors did in 2012, according to an analysis of newly released Medicare pay data.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:36pm -
  • ICD-10 Follies: Crash Landing of Spaceship
    (MedPage Today) -- Although the forthcoming move to the ICD-10 coding system has been pushed back, MedPage Today still thinks it's worthwhile to spotlight some of those thousands of new codes that might just be getting a bit too granular.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Cyramza OK'd for Gastric Cancer
    (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved the angiogenesis inhibitor ramucirumab (Cyramza) for treatment of advanced gastric cancer or adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 10:18pm -

i360 Gov - Healthcare Policy & IT News

  • newIs ICD-11 talk just a tactic to stall ICD-10?
    Government Health IT: ICD-11 advocates are talking once again about leap-frogging over ICD-10 coding but it's hard to take such arguments seriously because the leapfroggers seem to be more interested in delaying ICD-10 implementation than implementin…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:42am -
  • newData Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
    InformationWeek: For decades, the data OhioHealth staff collected resided in silos spread across its 10 hospitals and countless departments. Two years ago, the nonprofit healthcare organization began investing in data governance and an enterprise dat…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:41am -
  • newSecond wave of flu hits; Northeast region hardest hit by influenza B strain
    The Washington Post: Here’s a fighting tip for anyone who managed to duck the flu’s first punch: Watch out for the next one.Many communities are experiencing an increase in flu, part of a second wave that is hitting some regions of the country pa…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:41am -
  • newSmall Businesses Find Benefits, Costs as They Navigate Affordable Care Act
    The Wall Street Journal (online registration required): Many small businesses won a reprieve from having to provide health insurance under the Affordable Care Act until 2015 or later. But the law is already having a lasting impact on how lots of owne…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:27am -
  • Simulated cyber attack finds gaps in preparedness
    Government Health IT: A group ranging from healthcare payers to medical centers participated in a series of exercises that simulated real cyber attacks on healthcare organizations, to see how well they could hold up under such an event.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:37am -
  • OK: Oklahoma Limits Abortion Drug Use
    The New York Times: OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill on Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:37am -
  • MA: State issues restrictions for painkiller Zohydro
    Charlotte Observer: BOSTON After a federal judge struck down Massachusetts' first-of-its-kind ban of the painkiller Zohydro, Gov. Deval Patrick is trying another approach: imposing more requirements on doctors who prescribe the powerful new drug.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:36am -
  • RI: R.I. introduces health care claims database
    Brown Daily Herald: The Rhode Island All-Payer Claims Database will require all private and public health insurers and administrators in the state to submit eligibility and medical and pharmacy claims data beginning next month. By analyzing this data…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:36am -
  • Stolen Laptops Lead to HIPAA Settlements for Two Healthcare Entities
    Healthcare Informatics: Two healthcare organizations have paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) $1,975,220 collectively to resolve potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountabili…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:35am -
  • FDA proposes program to speed approval of medical devices
    Reuters: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday proposed speeding up medical device approvals for patients who have no other treatment options through a new program focused on earlier and more frequent interactions between companies and FDA…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:23am -