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Tag Archives: Department of Health and Human Services

NIH to cut research grants, services due to sequestration (access required)

The National Institutes of Health will award about 700 fewer competitive research grants this year than last year and slash other services to deal with budget cuts mandated by sequestration, according to a report released Monday night by the federal medical research agency.

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Barry Rosen: Physicians win one, lose one in anti-kickback opinions (access required)

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the federal Department of Health and Human Services recently released two advisory opinions clarifying the reach of the federal anti-kickback statute. That law makes it illegal for anyone to pay or receive money or other benefits designed to induce the referral of a patient for items or services payable by a federal health care program, such as Medicare.

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Feds want Maryland to go beyond health act

If quiet negotiations between policymakers and industry bear fruit, Maryland could join the short list of states attempting to go far beyond the Affordable Care Act in improving health and limiting spending. Federal officials are urging Maryland and its powerful ...

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Officials: Maryland company distributed tainted starter

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Officials say a Maryland company distributed an ingredient that triggered a salmonella outbreak that’s made almost 60 Buncombe County residents sick. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the state Department of Health and Human Services confirms that a culture ...

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Maryland medical service fined $4.3M on privacy

WASHINGTON — The federal government said Tuesday it has fined Cignet Health of Prince George’s County, Md., $4.3 million for violating 41 patients’ privacy rights by denying them access to their medical records. The Department of Health and Human Services ...

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Barry Rosen: A sampling of new health rules (access required)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as federal Health Care Reform, contains a myriad of new programs and rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the second in a series ...

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Barry F. Rosen: A primer on health care reform (access required)

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as federal health care reform, contains myriad new rules that affect employers, employees, health insurance plans and health care providers. This is the first in a series of columns providing ...

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