Coverage mandate is unpopular, but votes may have little effect.
Programs will enable administrative simplicity, grants for nonprofit insurers.
DOTmed interviews witnesses with consumer, institutional perspectives.
Law encourages adoption of electronic health records.
Senator asks GAO to investigate differences in incentives for device and drug development.
Virginia's lawsuit can proceed to challenge Affordable Care Act provisions.
Rule keeps 2.9 percent pay reduction for acute care hospitals.
Claims involve PressureWire platform infringement.
Witnesses testify about concerns, benefits of personal genetic testing kits.
Study to focus on whether decision support systems can improve quality, reduce radiation exposure.
DOTmed zooms in on provisions of the new law.
Research will focus on ways to treat pain, stress, mood, and more.
Research agency's website features state-by-state comparisons in health care quality.
Agency says program will run out of funds by 2018.
Vets in med marijuana programs can still have services, pain meds.
Research would test efficacy on patient safety and health.
Recommendations to increase disclosure, limit industry input.
A medico-legal entry from DOTmed Business News.
Four laws expand services, collaboration, protection and information on medical issues.
Bill creates limits, regulation on use of treatments.
Pharma biz will take a hit, while some hospitals and transition centers may have increased funding.
Suit claims violation of imaging system patent.
Settlement resolves alleged self-referral and kickback violations in Illinois case.
What core objectives must health care professionals meet?
Electronic signature option makes donation easier.
Strategy to focus on reduction of new cases, access to care, health disparities.
Final rule offers flexibility in criteria for providers.
Final rule eases evidence needed for claims.
Report focuses on potential conflicts of interest in the academic institutional setting.
Public can comment on requirements for chain restaurants and other venues.
Changes made to definitions of covered entities, access to information.
Trauma centers, nurse-managed clinics and others to benefit from grants.
Settlement resolves first of its kind HIPAA violations suit.
No absolute duty imposed by state law, court finds.
A summary of potential beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act.
Guide has Cardinal Health experts explaining best practices in medicine safety.
DOTmed takes a closer look at the provisions of reform.
Agency waiting for appellate decision on related case.
Majority of those polled feel paid sick days are a basic right. And it may cut ER overuse.
Senator recommends NIH adopt strict policy of disclosure.
New competitive program in Ohio to address need for nurse anesthetists.
Recommendations made for prevention, oversight strategies.
Projects will focus on improving dispute resolution, patient safety.
More options needed for access, including telemedicine.
FDA/FCC meeting to focus on defining issues and regulation.
The site offers information on definitions and eligibility for programs, which start in 2011.
Motion argues that states have no constitutional basis to sue.
Agency is considering future oversight options.
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has signed into law HB 2320, which imposes a tax on nursing home beds.