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How HHS wants to update anti-kickback rules to support value-based care

October 10, 2019


HHS on Wednesday issued long-anticipated proposed rules to update anti-kickback and physician-referral regulations so they do not interfere with physicians' ability to participate in value-based payment arrangements.

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare plans

October 4, 2019


President Trump on Thursday issued an executive order that aims to expand private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, more closely align Medicare fee-for-service payments with MA and commercial plans, and implement other Medicare reforms.

Will cadavers in medical school soon be a thing of the past?

October 4, 2019


Cadavers have been used in medical education for centuries, but cost concerns and clinical limitations are leading some medical schools to stop using cadavers and instead use virtual reality.

FDA will not regulate fitness tracker apps, other healthy lifestyle software

September 30, 2019


FDA last week released guidelines clarifying how the agency will regulate digital health products, such as mobile apps and tools that use artificial intelligence to help doctors make clinical decisions.

Policymakers are pushing mobile EHRs. But is anyone actually using them?

September 24, 2019


Less than 1% of patients who use their health system's patient portal also viewed their medical records on their smartphones, despite a growing push from policymakers to use the technology, according to research published recently in JAMA Network Open.

Millions of patients' health images are available to 'anyone with basic computer expertise'

September 19, 2019


The medical images and health data of more than five million patients are stored on insecure computer systems that are accessible to "anyone with basic computer expertise," according to ProPublica.

12 lessons private health systems can learn from VA, according to David Shulkin

September 18, 2019


Former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, who spent much of his career in the private sector, in a post on LinkedIn offers 12 tips the private health care sector can take from VA.

5 ways hospitals can make childbirth safer

September 16, 2019


When it comes to preventing maternal childbirth-related deaths, the United States still has a "long way to go," according to Amy Compton-Phillips, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, who shares five ways her health system ensures safer outcomes for maternal care.

In the states: Florida provider pays $85K to settle alleged HIPAA violation, New York to require warnings in vape stores, and more

September 13, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Mayo Clinic + Google: The new 10-year plan to 'redefine how health care is delivered'

September 11, 2019


Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced a 10-year strategic partnership with Google to develop new artificial intelligence technologies—and their plan includes a new Google office located in Mayo's hometown of Rochester, Minnesota.

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