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  • newMedicare’s Drug-Pricing Experiment Stirs Opposition
    Kaiser Health News: A broad proposal by Medicare to change the way it pays for some drugs has drawn intense reaction and lobbying, with much of the debate centering on whether the plan gives too much power over drug prices to government regulators.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 May 16, 11:39am -
  • newZika Funding Critical as GOP Remains Suspicious About Funding
    NBC News: Federal health agencies are not trying to sneak extra money out of Congress as part of their Zika funding request, a top health official said Tuesday, as some lawmakers remain wary of where it's all going.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 May 16, 11:39am -
  • newONC task force recommends adding Precision Medicine Initiative to Interoperability Roadmap
    Healthcare IT News: The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT should add information about Precision Medicine to its Interoperability Roadmap, the office’s Precision Medicine Task Force recommended.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 May 16, 11:38am -
  • newVA will expand scope of nurse practice
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday is expected to release a proposed policy that expands the scope of practice for nurses.The proposed rule, which the Office of Management and Budg…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 May 16, 11:38am -
  • newRansomware: Healthcare Fights Back
    Gov Info Security: A surge in ransomware attacks on hospitals is driving healthcare organizations large and small - as well as lawmakers and law enforcement agencies - to consider new and improved approaches to dealing with this evolving threat.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 May 16, 11:37am -
  • Zika Virus Likely to Spread in U.S. ‘In the Next Month or So,’ Official Says
    Time: The Zika virus will likely begin spreading in the U.S. “in the next month or so,” a top health official said Sunday, highlighting the need for “forceful preparation.”
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 16, 12:10am -
  • Doctors are saving money for Medicare via house calls
    Healthcare IT News: Looking for ways to save money and improve care, Medicare officials are returning to an old-fashioned idea: house calls.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 16, 12:09am -
  • Washington Debrief: Ransomware Subject of Senate Hearing
    Healthcare Informatics: Key Takeaway: Recognizing that hospitals and health systems are not the bad actor in incidents such as ransomware attacks, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary examined what authority the nation’s law enforcement agencies n…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 16, 12:09am -
  • Blog: Bailout for low-quality Medicare Advantage contracts slipped into bipartisan bill
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscritpion): A new bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill has a hospital-centric theme. But private Medicare Advantage insurers with bad quality ratings would also benefit from one surreptitious provision.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 16, 12:08am -
  • CHIME, AEHIS, Offer Suggestions to Lawmakers for Improved Cybersecurity
    Healthcare Informatics: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) have written a statement to lawmakers offering suggestions for how to bolster he…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 16, 10:53am -