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Government shutdown begins Saturday as bitterly divided Senate rejects House-passed spending bill

A bitterly divided Senate couldn’t get the votes needed Friday to pass a short-term spending bill, forcing the federal government to shut…

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Government shutdown begins Saturday as bitterly divided Senate rejects House-passed spending bill

A bitterly divided Senate couldn’t get the votes needed Friday to pass a short-term spending bill, forcing the federal government to shut…

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Government shutdown begins Saturday as bitterly divided Senate rejects House-passed spending bill

A bitterly divided Senate couldn’t get the votes needed Friday to pass a short-term spending bill, forcing the federal government to shut…

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Interoperability drives VA to propose patient record-sharing without hardcopy consent

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, proposed a revision to federal regulation on the confidentiality of medical records to fuel b…

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In midst of opioid epidemic, Trump proposes 95% cut to drug policy office budget

In October, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, but now he is planning to gut the budge…

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Study: States less likely to take action against failing insurers during election years

In the year leading up to an election, state regulators are much less likely to take action against failing insurance companies, according…

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Study: States less likely to take action against failing insurers during election years

In the year leading up to an election, state regulators are much less likely to take action against failing insurance companies, according…

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GAO raises concerns about cost of furniture, medical devices at embattled Aurora VA hospital 

Federal officials brought up new cost concerns about a Colorado VA medical center that is already more than $1 billion over budget and sign…

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House passes short-term spending bill that funds CHIP, but Senate divided as government shutdown looms

Although the House agreed to a short-term spending bill Thursday night, Senate Republicans may be short on the votes needed to pass the bil…

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House passes short-term spending bill that funds CHIP, but Senate divided as government shutdown looms

Although the House agreed to a short-term spending bill Thursday night, Senate Republicans may be short on the votes needed to pass the bil…

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5 steps to protect residents, medical students from sexual harassment

The healthcare industry isn’t immune to sexual harassment. Hospitals and medical schools must take steps to set boundaries between reside…

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ONC scheduled to release updates on certification, information blocking in April

ONC's Elise Sweeney Anthony said the agency plans to release a proposed rule in April updating health IT certification requirements and add…

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ONC scheduled to release updates on certification, information blocking in April

ONC's Elise Sweeney Anthony said the agency plans to release a proposed rule in April updating health IT certification requirements and add…

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ONC scheduled to release updates on certification, information blocking in April

ONC's Elise Sweeney Anthony said the agency plans to release a proposed rule in April updating health IT certification requirements and add…

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Hospitals that receive top marks in quality rankings earn mediocre reviews online, analysis finds

Hospitals that receive top marks from U.S. News and World Report don't always earn the same praise from patients, according to a new anal…

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OIG: Issues with encounter data hinder Medicare Advantage oversight

Though collecting encounter data can aid the federal government’s oversight of Medicare Advantage plans, more must be done to ensure the…

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OIG: Issues with encounter data hinder Medicare Advantage oversight

Though collecting encounter data can aid the federal government’s oversight of Medicare Advantage plans, more must be done to ensure the…

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OIG: Issues with encounter data hinder Medicare Advantage oversight

Though collecting encounter data can aid the federal government’s oversight of Medicare Advantage plans, more must be done to ensure the…

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Humana employees will get pay bump due to lower corporate tax rate

Humana, which like other health insurers will benefit from the new tax law, will share some of that windfall with its employees. The compan…

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Humana employees will get pay bump due to lower corporate tax rate

Humana, which like other health insurers will benefit from the new tax law, will share some of that windfall with its employees. The compan…

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Opponents say controversial new HHS ‘religious freedom’ division a ‘prescription for discrimination’

Opponents reacted swiftly and strongly to an HHS plan to create a “conscience and religious freedom” division, saying the move will all…

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Opponents say controversial new HHS ‘religious freedom’ division a ‘prescription for discrimination’

Opponents reacted swiftly and strongly to an HHS plan to create a “conscience and religious freedom” division, saying the move will all…

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Allscripts hit with a ransomware attack affecting a 'limited number' of applications

Allscripts is investigating a ransomware attack impacting a limited number of applications, including e-prescribing. A company spokesperson…

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Allscripts hit with a ransomware attack affecting a 'limited number' of applications

Allscripts is investigating a ransomware attack impacting a limited number of applications, including e-prescribing. A company spokesperson…

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Allscripts hit with a ransomware attack affecting a 'limited number' of applications

Allscripts is investigating a ransomware attack impacting a limited number of applications, including e-prescribing. A company spokesperson…

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Zika infection during pregnancy may disrupt fetal oxygen supply

NIH-funded study observes virus-induced placental damage in monkeys.

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CMS' Verma: Interagency group to examine Stark law

CMS is planning to form an interagency group to take a look at the regulatory barriers posed by federal antikickback laws as part of its e…

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CMS' Verma: Interagency group to examine Stark law

CMS is planning to form an interagency group to take a look at the regulatory barriers posed by federal antikickback laws as part of its e…

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CMS' Verma: Interagency group to examine Stark law

CMS is planning to form an interagency group to take a look at the regulatory barriers posed by federal antikickback laws as part of its e…

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CMS' Verma: Interagency group to examine Stark law

CMS is planning to form an interagency group to take a look at the regulatory barriers posed by federal antikickback laws as part of its e…

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