ST. PAUL, Minn.—UnitedHealth Group, Inc., is leaving more and more state Obamacare exchanges, announcing recently that it will also pull out of the health care marketplaces in Kentucky and Iowa, bringing to 26 the number of states the health insurer is quitting next year, according to Bloomberg.com.
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Hacker attacks using ‘ransomware’ endanger patient lives. Recent attacks on electronic health record (EHR) systems have disabled hospitals full of sick and dying patients.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Politico is reporting today that a little-talked about section of the House-passed 21st Century Cures Act (H.R.6) appears dead in the Senate. The House language would allow “HIPAA-protected information to be shared with researchers.”
ST. PAUL, Minn.—A five-year Medicare experiment that began on April 1 forces 800 hospital systems in 67 metro areas to receive “bundled payments” for the care of patients who are undergoing hip and knee joint replacements. And these payments must cover all charges associated with these procedures, regardless of how high they might be.