HHS Announces Reorganization of Office for Civil Rights
The announcement arrives days after the agency reported to Congress a spike in alleged HIPAA and HITECH violations.
Judge Rules Against HHS in Another No Surprises Act Lawsuit
The latest chapter in this ongoing saga centered on the disagreements about the act’s dispute resolution process.
Lawmakers Propose Creating Essential Stockpile of Important Medicines
Congressional act would allow for keeping a robust supply of 50 important generic medications to prevent shortages.
Several Groups ‘Deeply Concerned’ About AHRQ’s ED Diagnostics Report
Frontline providers take issue with references cited and data interpretation, among other problems.
Quality Improvement Programs Can Shrink Surgery’s Environmental Footprint
Even simple initiatives can help departments cut waste and save money.
Housing Instability Associated with Longer Hospital Stays, Higher Costs
New data reveal some insight on a key social determinant of health.
Feds Seek to Overhaul Nation’s Prescription Drug Model
The White House has directed federal agencies to find ways to lower costs, expand access, and speed delivery.
IRS Resolves ‘Family Glitch’ in Affordable Care Act
The long-standing blind spot had left many ineligible for marketplace subsidies.
Labor Department Invests Millions of Dollars in Nurses
Grants will help address staff shortages by providing more funding for training, expansion, and diversification.
Financial Conflicts Reported Inconsistently
It might be time to consider another approach to transparency on financial conflicts.