Healthcare

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.

Inflating Civil Penalties

Inflating Civil Penalties

FDA adjusts maximum civil money penalties to account for inflation.

What is the Future for Genetic Testing and Personalized Medicine?

What is the Future for Genetic Testing and Personalized Medicine?

FDA declares personalized medicine “has clearly arrived.”

A New Tax-and-Spend Strategy to Fight Obesity

A New Tax-and-Spend Strategy to Fight Obesity

Scholar proposes a manufacturers’ excise tax to fund obesity-prevention efforts.

FDA Moves to Address Drug Shortages

FDA Moves to Address Drug Shortages

Agency hopes a strategic plan and proposed rule will protect patients from delayed treatment.

House Bill Would Limit FDA Oversight of Health Apps

House Bill Would Limit FDA Oversight of Health Apps

Supporters of legislation argue FDA will not cabin its regulatory power on its own.