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  • What Lawmakers Are Doing About Health Care Cybersecurity

    June 04, 2015

    Security and privacy experts seemed prescient in predicting that health care data breaches would significantly increase this year. So what are lawmakers doing about it?

  • SCOTUS Seems Split on ACA Subsidies Challenge

    March 05, 2015

    While the high court's more liberal justices seem to back the Obama administration's arguments to uphold the subsidies, the conservative justices question the Affordable Care Act's language.

  • The Two-Midnight Rule, Explained

    April 19, 2015

    When a patient arrives at a hospital, he or she can be admitted or put under outpatient observation status, which is meant to determine whether a patient should be admitted or discharged. That seemingly small difference in patient status can have a big effect on both hospitals and beneficiaries when it comes to Medicare benefits and payments.

  • HHS Gives Three States Conditional 'OK' To Establish Own Exchanges

    June 16, 2015

    Delaware and Pennsylvania have approval to run state exchanges for individual and small group markets in 2016, while Arkansas has approval to run a state exchange for the small group market in 2016 and the individual market in 2017.

  • Thinking About the End: How the U.S. Can Improve End-of-Life Care

    April 01, 2015

    In 1997, the Institute of Medicine released a landmark report detailing how the U.S. could improve end-of-life care. Two decades later, IOM reflected that putting the report's recommendations into effect "has been slow." What are the challenges for end-of-life care today? And how can the U.S. improve the system?

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