The interim final rule amends HIPAA’s enforcement regulations to include new categories of violations and tiered civil penalties on covered entities, and revises limitations on the authority of the secretary to impose civil penalties for violations.
The Wellness Council of America notes that November is American Diabetes Month, a good time for employers and employees alike to become aware of the toll that the disease takes.
Large-scale individual mandates aren’t necessarily the most effective way to get people to enroll in health insurance, a panel of experts says during a meeting of the Congressional Health Care Caucus.
The Senate’s top Democrat says sweeping health overhaul legislation would include a national public health plan that allows states to determine whether or not they want to participate.
Addressing a regional meeting of the American Medical Student Association, Rep. Jan Schakowsky says health care reform legislation in the House has the correct architecture that will allow lawmakers ‘to hang improvements on it as we go along.’
The battle cry among House Democratic leaders for a robust public option health care plan based on paying providers Medicare rates plus 5 percent appears to be weakening.
The state has reversed course on an earlier decision mandating that health care workers receive flu shots.
About one-third of group health care plans would be affected by a proposed 40 percent excise tax on insurers and third-party administrators offering high-cost health plans by 2019, a congressional analysis finds.
A benchmarking tool and a benefits trends study allow employers to compare and evaluate their potential benefit offerings.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, is urging his colleagues to add an amendment to health care reform legislation that would strip health insurers of their limited antitrust exemption