The law, which applies to conventional tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, will take effect in November, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maine, and New Jersey.
The Twittersphere was abuzz Tuesday about a STAT News article that suggested the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) was breaking with a longstanding policy that bars psychiatrists from commenting on a public official's mental health. There's just one problem: APsaA had never adopted that policy in the first place.
A South African child's HIV has been in remission for nearly nine years since the child's last treatment, suggesting that early treatment could be an effective way to put a child in long-term remission, according to a case study presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris.
There's a lot of jargon in the health care debate. We've got you covered with our new explainer on 11 key terms, including reconciliation, the Byrd Rule, points of order, substitute amendments, and "skinny repeal."
Several provider groups, including the Ohio Hospital Association, in a lawsuit argue the law's requirements are too broad and they would delay patient care by requiring physicians to make cost estimates before beginning treatment.
Out-of-network billing for ED patients covered by one national insurer increased substantially at hospitals that contracted with two national physician staffing firms, according to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research—but one of the staffing firms called the findings "fundamentally flawed and dated."
Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter ask CMS Administrator Seema Verma to provide information on the actions CMS has taken to address issues regarding improper EHR incentive payments that were raised in an HHS Office of Inspector General audit.
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