Medicare Trustees Report shows trust fund solvent through 2029

14. July 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund financing Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will be depleted in 2029, one year later than projected in last year’s report. Lower spending in 2016, lower projected inpatient hospital utilization and slightly better projected hospital insurance deficit in 2017 than in 2016 were the contributing factors to the ...

HHS Secretary Price: Alaska Waiver Approval Just the First Step in Era of State Flexibility

12. July 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Treasury’s announcement that they are granting approval to Alaska’s State Innovation Waiver: “Alaskans have suffered greatly under Obamacare. Premiums on the state’s individual market have tripled since the law was implemented, ...

Secretary Price Statement on Declining Obamacare Insurance Market

11. July 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that issuer participation in the federally-facilitated health insurance exchange continues to decline: “Year after year, insurers are finding Obamacare unworkable and are abandoning it in droves. Barely half the number of ...

Secretary Price Appoints Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

08. July 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., named Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., as the 17th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). “Today, I am extremely proud and excited to announce Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as the new Director of the CDC,” said Secretary Price. “Having known Dr. ...

Readout: Secretary Price’s Visit to Colonial Flag Company in Sandy, Utah to Discuss Healthcare

28. June 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., visited Colonial Flag Company in Sandy, Utah, to hear from individuals who are suffering from Obamacare. Paul Swenson of Colonial Flag Company hosted Secretary Price at a listening session with local business and community leaders on the front lines battling rising healthcare costs and disappearing choices. ...

Readout: Secretary Price Hosts Healthcare Listening Session with Doctors in Dallas, Texas

28. June 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., visited the HHS Region VI Office in Dallas, TX where he met with doctors to discuss the challenges that patients and providers face under our current healthcare system. Secretary Price opened the listening session with greetings from President Trump, who has heard from patients, families, doctors, ...

Ransomware Reaches Asia-Pacific, Though Focus Remains on Europe

28. June 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Ransomware Reaches Asia-Pacific, Though Focus Remains on Europe  New York Times ‘Vaccine’ created for huge cyber-attack  BBC News New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US  WBIR-TV Petya ransomware slams Windows PCs shut in massive attack  CNET Petya Ransomware Vaccine: This Single File Will Protect You From Latest Attack  Fossbytes Full coverage Powered by WPeMatico

Brian Karem Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confrontation Was 'A Long Time Coming'

28. June 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
Brian Karem Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confrontation Was ‘A Long Time Coming’  HuffPost Reporter Who Yelled at Huckabee Sanders: ‘I’m Tired of Being Paddled’ By the White House  NewsBusters (press release) (blog) Deputy Press Secretary Chewed Out by Reporter: ‘You’re Inflaming Everybody’ (Video)  SFGate Opinion: CNN journalists screwed up, then quit — should that be the standard at ...

How Schumer kept Dems united on Obamacare

28. June 2017 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
How Schumer kept Dems united on Obamacare  Politico Behind closed doors, tensions in the GOP  The Hill Republicans’ Grim Health-Care Fairy Tale  National Review The Misery of Mitch McConnell  New York Times White House tweets misleading criticism of CBO analysis  PolitiFact Full coverage Powered by WPeMatico