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Are big employers on board with ‘Medicare for All’?

August 15, 2019


A survey by the National Business Group on Health of 147 large employers that cover more than 15.6 million people revealed that employers are sharply divided on so-called “Medicare-for-All” proposals—and are planning to implement their own ideas to lower health care costs.

Data breach at AMCA now affects 21 companies, 24.4M patients

August 13, 2019


Three more health care companies have notified patients that their personal information might have been exposed in a data breach at the American Medical Collection Agency.

DeepMind's new AI system can predict 90% of severe kidney injuries—up to 2 days in advance

August 12, 2019


DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence tool that can predict the onset of acute kidney injury "with a lead time of up to 48 hours," according to a paper published in Nature.

This hospital was built to be hacked. (Really.)

August 9, 2019


Scores of medical devices that currently are in use have never been assessed by security researchers, so to build an understanding of security flaws, organizers of the BioHacking village at DefCon built a mock hospital equipped with both new and older devices for hackers to try to breach.

What's inside CMS' 2,273-page IPPS final rule?

August 5, 2019


CMS on Friday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for fiscal year 2020, which aims to address payment disparities for rural and urban health facilities and increase add-on payments for emerging technologies and therapies.

Your 'anonymous' health data aren't as safe as you think

August 5, 2019


A person's identity in databases might not be as secure as researchers once thought it was, according to a paper recently published in Nature Communications, in which researchers shared code that can identify nearly 100% of Americans from practically any available dataset with as few as 15 attributes.

How Medicare wants to help doctors fill in the gaps in patients' medical histories

August 5, 2019


CMS on Tuesday unveiled a new pilot program intended to help providers fill gaps in Medicare beneficiaries' medical histories by giving providers access to Medicare claims data that contain a beneficiary's previous diagnoses, procedures, and more.

In the states: Arizona brings opioid case to US Supreme Court, California reaches largest 'pay-for-delay' settlements, and more

August 2, 2019


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

Charted: The dramatic rise in telehealth claims over the last 4 years

July 24, 2019


Private insurance claims for all telehealth services surged between 2014 and 2018, according to a new white paper from Fair Health.

Indian Health Services hospitals are putting patients' health at risk, investigators find

July 24, 2019


Major issues at Indian Health Service hospitals have led to unsafe conditions for patients, risky opioid prescribing practices, and information technology vulnerabilities, according to two reports released Monday by HHS' Office of Inspector General.

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