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House lawsuit challenging ACA implementation gets day in court

A  lawsuit filed by House Republicans challenging two key facets of Affordable Care Act implementation is getting its day in U.S. District Court, the Associated Press reported.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield faces antitrust allegations

Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance companies as well as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association face antitrust lawsuits alleging that the 37 independently owned insurers act as an illegal cartel.

The changing role of the hospital CCO

Hospital chief compliance officers are taking on more responsibilities in a post-Affordable Care Act landscape as more high-level executives retire, according to a new survey from Deloitte.

Medical malpractice: How EHRs are changing the game

EHRs not only are transforming how healthcare is performed, they're also on the cusp of reshaping the law surrounding that care. Are they the right changes? Or do we need to take a step back and reassess them?

Supreme Court to decide on all-payer claims database challenge

King v. Burwell  isn't the only healthcare reform case the Supreme Court will rule on next month. At issue: Whether state laws requiring insurers to submit information to all-payer claims databases supercede federal laws.

Organizations vary in ability to use CDS to cut malpractice risk

Healthcare providers vary widely in their ability to use clinical decision support tools to assess malpractice risks, according to research published online Wednesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

WHO releases international antibiotic resistance plan

The World Health Organization has unveiled a new global strategy to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Echoes of Ebola in N.J. patient's death from Lassa fever

While the controversy over the international response to the Ebola outbreak has yet to fully subside, a deadly case of Lassa fever in New Jersey has brought back still-fresh memories of how health officials and a Dallas hospital handled the first Ebola patient on U.S. soil.

Celebrating 5 years of FiercePracticeManagement!

On this day in 2010, the first iPads had gone on sale and Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" was the top song on the radio. Meanwhile, the Affordable Care Act had just become law, the Sustainable Growth Rate was still wreaking havoc and I was compiling the first-ever issue of  FiercePracticeManagement.

Electronic health information creating new legal issues

Electronic health records are creating a digital revolution, but also have created a unique set of legal issues, according to a webinar held May 26 by the American Bar Association's Health Law Section.