Policy

HHS, with the Departments of Labor and Treasury, has issued a new rule to expand the use of health reimbursement coverage, which provide tax-preferred funds for employees to buy their own insurance on the individual market.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed a list of healthcare policy recommendations designed to emphasize AI’s ability to improve patient care, reduce costs and support physicians.

Financial conflicts of interest (FCOIs) do not appear to impact or influence the development of consensus breast cancer screening recommendations, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

CMS wants to reduce the paperwork burden for the healthcare industry and is asking for stakeholder input on its initiative, Patients over Paperwork, the agency announced June 6.

 

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) has published a new chapter on the minimum standards required to prepare, compound, dispense and repackage both sterile and non-sterile radiopharmaceuticals associated with state-licensed activities.

Proposed rules to mitigate one of the biggest obstacles to value-based care––interoperability––and provide patients with access to their own health information for free are being met with privacy and security concerns from industry stakeholders.

Brand-name drugs are likely to keep rising in price, even though the top-selling ones have been available for years and have already seen their costs skyrocket, according to a new study published in JAMA.

 

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering changing training and experience requirements for administering radiopharmaceuticals that require a written directive.

Accountable care organizations aren’t living up to their full potential when it comes to using EHR, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General.

CMS published its final rule to update the programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), which provides comprehensive medical and social services to help keep elderly individuals who qualify for nursing homes in their homes longer.

 

The Trump administration is expected to release an executive order this week that mandates the disclosure of healthcare prices across the industry, The Wall Street Journal reported. If enacted, the executive order could turn the traditionally opaque healthcare industry on its head.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is standing up to be counted among supporters of a bipartisan bill aimed at keeping healthcare consumers from suffering post-care sticker shock.