Healthcare

Federal Agency Tackles Health Care Gap for Transgender Soldiers

Federal Agency Tackles Health Care Gap for Transgender Soldiers

A proposed rule would cover certain gender transition services for military members.

Federal Agency Tackles Discrimination in Health Care

Federal Agency Tackles Discrimination in Health Care

A proposed rule would offer patients protection from certain types of discrimination.

States Adopt Private Market Model for Public Health Insurance Programs

States Adopt Private Market Model for Public Health Insurance Programs

An experimental Medicaid program could cut across party lines and provide health care to millions of Americans.

Pennsylvania Seeks New Approach to Long-Term Medicaid Services

Pennsylvania Seeks New Approach to Long-Term Medicaid Services

State explores Medicaid changes to improve care for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Are Health Care Antiseptics Safe and Effective for Medical Professionals?

Are Health Care Antiseptics Safe and Effective for Medical Professionals?

The FDA asks for new data on the safety and efficacy of antiseptics used in hospitals and other health care settings.

Electronic Medicare Cards Could Reduce Fraud, Improve Care

Electronic Medicare Cards Could Reduce Fraud, Improve Care

GAO report suggests replacing paper Medicare cards with newer technology.

How Health Care Providers View Meaningful Use

How Health Care Providers View Meaningful Use

Researchers assess providers’ views on government incentives for electronic health records.

Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

If more health information should be disclosed, federal and state laws should mandate disclosure.

Balancing Medical Privacy and Public Safety

Balancing Medical Privacy and Public Safety

HHS letter clarifies HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and may have the potential to reduce gun violence.

New Program Will Help Veterans Gain Timely Access to Medical Care

New Program Will Help Veterans Gain Timely Access to Medical Care

The VA establishes a temporary program to make it easier for veterans to obtain medical care.

There is More to Mandatory Disclosure than Meets the Eye

There is More to Mandatory Disclosure than Meets the Eye

“Targeted transparency” can help achieve regulatory and regulated entity goals.

Interstate Medical Licensure and Emergency Response

Interstate Medical Licensure and Emergency Response

Adoption of new model legislation could improve medical response to public health crises and disasters.