Policy & Regulations

This channel includes news coverage of healthcare policy and regulations set by Congress, the states, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and medical associations and societies. 

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Radiology Business Management Association offers 5 ways for Congress to fix broken Medicare system

“It is crucial to implement an annual payment update that keeps pace with inflation," RBMA President Bob Still wrote to Senate finance leaders June 14. 

June 14, 2024

Senators introduce bill to criminalize private equity ‘looting’ in healthcare

Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren are co-sponsoring legislation that would put executives in jail if their business practices result in the death of a patient.

June 14, 2024
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Senators propose bill empowering AGs to claw back ill-gotten profits from private equity-backed providers

Democratic Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren introduced the Corporate Crimes Against Health Care Act of 2024 on June 11. 

June 14, 2024
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Telehealth execs face 20 years for $100M Adderall prescription fraud

The CEO and the medical director of telehealth platform Done have both been arrested for allegedly running a virtual pill mill.

June 14, 2024
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Radiology accounts for the 2nd most IDR payment determinations under the No Surprises Act

Emergency medicine services accounted for the majority at 59%, followed by radiology at 14%, according to new data from CMS released Thursday. 

June 14, 2024
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American College of Radiology asks CMS to create new alternative payment pathway for high-value AI

ACR’s June comments come in response to the 2025 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released by CMS in April. 

June 14, 2024
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UnitedHealth needs to be solely responsible for HIPAA notifications after Change Healthcare breach, letters demand

The ONC has fallen short of plainly stating that UnitedHealth is required to send the notifications, leaving providers in regulatory limbo.

June 13, 2024
There has been a growing shortage of cardiologists the past several years, but this has accelerated due to burnout from the pandemic, falling reimbursements and increasing administrative burdens. This prompted a joint session on this topic with the ACC and the Heart Rhythm Society at HRS 2024, with ACC President Cathie Biga, MSN, FACC, president and CEO of Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, former ACC president Ed Fry, MD, chair of the Ascension National Cardiovascular Service Line, and EP Parin Patel.

Addressing staffing shortages in cardiology

ACC President Cathie Biga, MSN, RN, Edward Fry, MD, and electrophysiologist Parin Patel, MD, discuss the growing cardiologist shortage.

June 13, 2024