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AMA: ONC proposed rule leaves patients’ data, privacy vulnerable

While the American Medical Association supports enabling patient access and sharing of their own electronic healthcare information, the physician group is concerned that a proposed federal rule will put sensitive data at risk. AMA charges that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is making a policy decision to “not prioritize patient privacy”… Read More »

Trump administration proposes first rule on health-care cost transparency – Washington Post

The Trump administration proposed a rule Monday that would require hospitals to post online the health-care prices they have negotiated with insurers, about a month after President Trump signed an executive order aiming to give Americans more information about the cost of health services. Health insurers and providers have fiercely opposed having to publicly reveal… Read More »

Fixing Obamacare, rule by rule by rule

The Trump team on Friday continued adding to its largely admirable record of tweaking healthcare policies through administrative action. While at least one of its proposals is ill-advised, most of this administration’s changes have helped expand consumer choice or reduced costs at least at the margins. The departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human… Read More »

CMS rule gives Medicare Advantage plans an edge over traditional Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans for 2020. MA rates increase 2.53 percent. This includes the phasing-in of a risk adjustment model that takes into account the number of chronic conditions a person has, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. CMS originally had… Read More »