Breaking Healthcare News March 13, 2012
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tenn. to pay $1.5 million in HIPAA settlement
In the first enforcement action stemming from the HITECH Act breach notification rule, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee has agreed to pay federal regulators $1.5 million and enter into a corrective action plan after 57 hard drives were stolen…
- Higher-spending facilities tied to better survival, lower readmissions, study finds
Heart failure, hip fracture and colon cancer patients at high-spending Canadian hospitals were less likely to return to the hospital or die soon after being treated than those treated at low-spending hospitals, according to a new study.
- CMS launching psych hospital demo project
Eleven states and the District of Columbia will participate in a pilot to determine if first-time payments to private psychiatric hospitals improve the health of Medicaid beneficiaries and lower costs.
- Sharecare buys RealAge
Sharecare, an online health and wellness platform co-founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired consumer health assessment website RealAge from the Hearst Corp.
- Residents report more efficiency with iPad use
Medical residents reported saving about an hour a day after being given an Apple iPad to access electronic health records.
- Inspector general eyes home health claims
About 2% of Medicare home health claims with a value of $328 million were for care that was not medically necessary, according to a report from HHS’ inspector general’s office.
- Smartphone surveys have edge in developing world: study
Using smartphones to detect diseases in the developing world has proven less expensive, and the data are more accurate and readily available than traditional paper survey methods, a new study shows.
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