Tag Archives: government
By Guest Blogger | Published: December 19, 2012
by Tom Norton With the general election behind us, the anticipated avalanche of ObamaCare regulations has begun. Last week, it was reported that more than 13,000 pages of rules and regulations have been issued by HHS since Nov. 6th. A huge amount of activity, to be sure, but as stated, not surprising. That’s because the law [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: September 12, 2012
Industry executives and government officials convened in Washington DC yesterday to examine the present state of health information technology (HIT), and to identify the bugs, challenges and hiccups that continue to plague EHR platforms, and the policies that regulate them.
By Guest Blogger | Published: August 9, 2012
by Tom Norton A lot has been written about the “state option” created by the Supreme Court ruling on HCR, and what it means to American medicine. Sorting out an opinion will, to a degree, depend on whom you read and what you believe. But regardless of where you come out on this issue, there is little [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: September 7, 2011
A trade group representing the largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) has proposed a way to trim $100 billion in government costs for prescription drugs over 10 years. To the pharmaceutical industry, that trim might look more like a beheading.
By Jill Wechsler | Published: November 21, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama is moving quickly in selecting former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle as secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschle has been a close advisor to Obama, and now is slated to be the administrationâ€™s point person on moving health reform legislation through Congress. Reform advocates consider the selection a sign that the [...]