Americans Support Just 3 Health Insurance Benefit Mandates, New Survey Shows

By Sean Williams In less than a month, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, and the clock will begin ticking on the Affordable Care Act’s likely demise. Read more…
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12 healthcare ransomware attacks of 2016

By Erin Dietsche Ransomware isn’t a new phenomenon, but its growth throughout 2016 has made its prevalence known throughout the healthcare industry. In fact, a July 2016 report showed the healthcare industry is hit significantly harder by ransomware than any other sector — appro
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Trump meets with leaders of Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Partners and Cleveland Clinic

By Ayla Ellison President-elect Donald Trump met with a group of health system CEOs Wednesday at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Those who met with Mr. Trump in the closed-door session include Boston-based Partners HealthCare President and CEO David Torchiana, MD; Rochester,
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The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. Here’s what we’re buying.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care — a number so large that it can be difficult to grasp its scale. Read more…
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Changes to The Phia Group’s Reporting Portal

Changes to The Phia Group’s Reporting Portal Wednesday, January 4, 2016 1:00 PM (EST) to 2:00 PM Join Us – Register Now! Staying true to its mission of reducing the cost of healthcare through the use of innovative technology, The Phia Group is proud to announce new advance
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Maine tried allowing the sale of health insurance from other states. It didn’t work.

By Jackie Farwell As part of his plan to reform American health care, President-elect Donald Trump has proposed what sounds like a simple enough idea: Allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. Health insurance companies can already operate in multiple states, but they tail
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20 health conditions people spent most on in 2013 — and what the bulk of their money went toward

By Molly Gamble Of 155 medical conditions, people personally spent $1.2 trillion on the top 20 alone in 2013, according to a new analysis published in JAMA. In their investigation “US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health 1996-2013,” study authors collected an
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Will Donald Trump Repeal Obamacare? Republicans Divided On Healthcare Reform, Report Says

By Chris Riotta Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare helped him garner the support of Republicans in Washington, D.C., who have repeatedly vowed to shut down President Barack Obama’s major health care overhaul ever since it passed in 2010 without a single Re
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6 largest HIPAA settlement fines of 2016

By Erin Dietsche 2016 served as evidence of two looming and growing issues in health IT: data breaches and HIPAA settlements. Not only did the number of data breaches and cyberattacks increase throughout the year, but HHS’ Office for Civil Rights also continued to become more ag
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Survey: 19M Americans have purchased cheaper drugs across US borders

By  Mackenzie Bean  Tens of millions of Americans have purchased prescription drugs from outside of the U.S. and imported them into the country, reports Kaiser Health News. In November, the Kaiser Family Foundation polled a nationally representative sample of 1,202 adults. Eight perce
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