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  • newLymphoma Drug Gets Trio of FDA Approvals
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved the novel agent idelalisib for treatment of three types of lymphoma in the relapse setting.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:24pm -
  • newMedicare Alters Hospice Drug Rule
    (MedPage Today) -- In response to strong criticism, Medicare officials are modifying rules intended to prevent the agency from paying twice for the same prescriptions for seniors receiving hospice care.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • FDA Issues Informed Consent Guidance
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA recently issued an updated guidance document on obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, but little has changed from an earlier version, according to one expert.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 9:58pm -
  • Appeals Courts Rule Opposite Ways on ACA Subsidies
    (MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON ? Two federal appeals courts split on the legality of subsidies for health insurance purchased on the Affordable Care Act's federally run exchanges, throwing the issue into doubt.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:12pm -
  • Morning Break: Busy Docs, MD's Manslaughter Conviction
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • Specialty Care a Challenge in Some ACA Plans
    (MedPage Today) -- The limited specialist options in some health insurance plans sold on the federal insurance marketplace are frustrating for many primary care physicians and their patients.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • Morning Break: Pot Edibles, Obamacare (Partly) Canceled
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 1:46pm -
  • A Small Business Owner Wants to Buy Insurance
    (MedPage Today) -- NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Sandra Lopez, who bought a restaurant here in 2012, purchased her family's first health insurance through Covered California, and is now considering options for her employees.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:37pm -
  • Hobby Lobby Bill Falls Short in Senate
    WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- A bill to reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision failed in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving supporters and detractors in much the same positions as before.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 7:27pm -
  • Another Drug for HAE Wins FDA Approval
    (MedPage Today) -- A recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor has expanded the list of therapeutic options for hereditary angioedema (HAE), following FDA approval.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 3:51pm -

i360 Gov - Healthcare Policy & IT News

  • newA new wrench in the ACA
    Government Health IT: In the latest battle of the health reform wars, four words could bring down the Affordable Care Act's main insurance expansion policy, depending on which court interpretations gain traction.
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:21pm -
  • newInvestigators Detail Missteps in Verification for Health Care
    The New York Times: WASHINGTON — Federal investigators working undercover said Tuesday that they had been able to obtain subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act using fictitious identities and false documents.The investigators, fr…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
  • newWhite House revises contraception opt out
    CNN: The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obta…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:17pm -
  • newWhite House says health care tax credits to continue for now
    Sacramento Bee:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to downplay dueling court rulings over the validity of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans on Capitol Hill seized on the latest news as another reason th…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jul 14, 12:17pm -
  • Appeals court rejects key part of Obamacare
    CNN: The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees. In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel found the federal money that helped people afford…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:58pm -
  • U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
    Reuters: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman sa…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:45am -
  • Steps to prep for phase 2 OCR audits
    Government Health IT: Summer vacation will have to wait: That’s because it’s audit season for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:45am -
  • Public Health Efforts in New York State Bolstered by HIE
    Healthcare Informatics: The Erie, N.Y.-based County Department of Health (ECDOH) has noticed significant improvements in tracking overall public health efforts by leveraging HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s health information exchange (HIE), for its…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:44am -
  • HIMSS Urges Speed in Stage 2 Flexibility; Changes to 2015 Reporting Requirements
    Healthcare Informatics: Taking a page from its affiliated EHR Association, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Hea…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:44am -
  • iEHR redefined: DOD's top 3 tactics in VA turf war detente
    Government Health IT: While turf wars between the DOD and VA have effectively blunted efforts for a unified electronic health record system, both agencies are at least moving toward improving interoperability. On the DOD side, three initiatives are b…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 11:43am -