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OIG Reports on CMS Failure to Address EHR Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released another report on the use of electronic health records (EHR). This new report takes aim at the lack of integrity practices CMS and its contractors have established to address vulnerabilities in EHR technology. Last month, the OIG targeted hospitals […]

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Medical Debt Will Persist Despite Health Law

Millions of Americans will get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act that will protect them from potentially ruinous medical expenses, but a new USA TODAY analysis shows the health plans they can choose still leave them vulnerable to thousands in deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs each year. Medical insurance deductibles for plans on the […]

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AMA Fears Privacy Loss as Medicare Moves to Reveal Doc Pay

The American Medical Association is warning that the Obama administration could violate physicians’ privacy rights if it poorly implements its new policy for informing the public how much money Medicare pays to individual doctors. But other groups say the administration did not go far enough in making payment data broadly accessible. On Tuesday, HHS announced […]

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