WASHINGTON – New proposed regulations would impose stricter safety requirements on child care providers who receive federal funding.
WASHINGTON – A proposed rule to drastically increase whistleblower rewards paid for information leading to successful Medicare fraud actions to as high as nearly $10 million was proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services this week.
Published: February 12, 2013
Tags: agency enforcement, data breach, data security, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, health plans, HIPAA, personal health information, privacy
Doctors, hospitals, other medical providers and companies who do business with them are facing big changes as a result of new HIPAA regulations.
Published: February 4, 2013
Tags: Affordable Care Act, contraception, contraceptive mandate, Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, health care reform, HHS, Obamacare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Religious Freedom Restoration Act
The new federal requirement that all group health plans must include coverage for FDA-approved contraceptive methods probably violates the religious rights of an employer who is a devout Catholic, the 8th Circuit has ruled in granting a preliminary injunction.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has issued proposed rules under the Affordable Care Act that prohibit insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting health conditions and that outline policies and standards for health benefit plans and wellness programs, agency officials announced.
Employers and insurers may no longer deny health plans to transgendered individuals, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights has provided the protocol for its ongoing compliance audits under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
WASHINGTON – In a series of lawsuits filed across the country Monday, dozens of Roman Catholic archdiocese, schools and other organizations are seeking to block the recent Health and Human Services mandate that requires most employers to cover contraception in their health care plans.
Lap-Band maker Allergan has been subpoenaed by the U.S. government over problems with the weight loss device.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a consumer safety group’s call for an immediate ban of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and food packaging, concluding that further scientific study into the chemical’s effects on human health is needed.