October 15, 2018 Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and take substantial corrective action to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules after a series of cyberattacks led to […]
Month: October 2018
By Jeff Overley Law360 (October 15, 2018, 4:33 PM EDT) The Trump administration on Monday unveiled its proposal to require disclosure of drug prices in pharmaceutical advertisements, a controversial move likely to draw a legal challenge from the pharmaceutical industry. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services outlined its plan in a 45-page proposed rule […]
By Matthew Perlman Law360 (October 10, 2018, 11:07 AM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that it has cleared CVS Health Corp.’s planned $69 billion deal for health insurer Aetna Inc. after the companies agreed to sell off a Medicare prescription drug plan business to WellCare. Read the full article here.
By Virgil Dickson | October 6, 2018 Gina Intinarelli is a true believer in the impact of value-based payment models. She has seen them improve the quality of care for patients while reducing spending. However, just days after the launch of a new federal bundled-payment effort, she worries that her employer, UCSF Medical Center in California, may have […]
By Virgil Dickson | Modern Healthcare | October 4, 2018 The CMS has prided itself in recent months on cutting and scaling back providers’ regulatory burden, but those efforts have fallen short, according to a new survey by the Medical Group Management Association. An overwhelming majority, or 86%, of respondents reported the overall regulatory burden on their medical […]