Legislation has insurance options, coverage, waste and fraud measures. Read the highlights here.
Long-term benefits in preventing recurrence of atrial fibrillation are not determined; the drug versus device debate is crystallized in a new report.
Report shows the health care field will continue to grow and expand job opportunities.
Lack of primary care physicians could overwhelm system, Chairwoman reports.
Report details Michigan project reducing health care-associated infections.
Obama likes HELP Committee legislation, but there are still detractors.
ACR applauds Rep. Speier's efforts aimed at reimbursement policies.
The Hitachi MR specialists are expanding their reach and scope.
Survey shows 90 percent of companies surveyed have AdvaMed ethics policies in place.
Three days of recent testimony on the Hill focus on the draft proposal for health care reform. Read DOTmed's exclusive weekly update.
Letter to National HIT Coordinator points out problems in implementation for hospitals.
What the problems are, what possible solutions exist.
Health care professionals must comply with rule preventing identity theft; experts explain why and how. Are you ready for the August 1 deadline?
Higher utilization of imaging is not accurate, many advocacy and professional groups say.
Committee hearing examines need for more regulation of devices.
The latest medicolegal update from DOTmed Business News.
New recommendations on laboratory practices for DNA tests.
Letter to the President urges rejection of cuts, changes to utilization rate.
Office of the National Coordinator now asking for public comment on definition that will determine eligibility for EMR stimulus funds.
Powerful X-ray, PET and MRI innovations offer potential for better visualization of disease.
President emphasizes need for more coverage and cost-savings, acknowledges physician concerns. He says the status quo is "unsustainable."
Experts explain the ramifications of the reconsideration to DOTmed News.
Legislation said to offer broad coverage, affordability, expansion of care.
Report finds disparities in rates of disease, access to preventive and regular care.
President gives consideration to MedPAC being able to implement Medicare policies.
Cindy Mann, formally of Georgetown University, now holds important role in CHIP, Medicaid activities.
The report makes the economic case for reform by focusing on the benefits of expanded coverage and slowing costs and growth.
More funds and legislation being directed toward underserved areas.
Guidance has recommendations on placement of risks and benefits for promotions to consumers and doctors.
Agency will start summer education on steps needed for bidding process on durable medical equipment.
Awards given for cancer, nanoparticles, drugs and medical device development and research.
Phasing out IME adjustment will have devastating consequences.
Research and health care collaboration will feature medical device prototyping center.
Legislation would improve veterans' health and insurance benefits, provide funds to recruit nurses for VA.
Inspection programs on Ambulatory, Inpatient and Emergency EHR have probable launch later this year.
Webinars will feature basics of HIT provisions and real world application.
This month's medico-legal roundup from DOTmed Business News.
Proposal includes focus on tax changes, Medicare and Medicaid spending.
Secretary emphasizes improving quality, hospitals urged to reduce associated infections.
Workshop to cover implementation, recruiting participants and compliance of studies.
Paper draws awareness to difference in HD and PD costs; potential in savings.
Agency says websites and illegal activities are being targeted for enforcement.
Dual-eligible assignment-related tests might be basis of improper payments.
What have they done for us lately? The agency, now under the direction of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, points to gains in community health center funding, transparency, and reduction in costs.
Collaboration offers electronic health records, networking and eprescribing.
Advantages of using da Vinci system include faster recovery and shorter hospital stays.
Legislation will support program that builds upon open-source software.
Rule will clarify requirements for preadmission screening, treatment planning.
This week's hearing will focus on strategies to ensure greater accessibility and affordability.
New program is for service providers of electronic health records.