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9/28/09 – Weekly Health Care Reform Update at the Federal and State Level

Week of September 28, 2009 The Senate Finance Committee wasted no time last week in wading through a seemingly endless number of amendments to its proposed health care reform legislation (see below). The committee turned aside a number of amendments, including attempts to avert cuts to the Medicare Advantage program to help pay for expanded [...]

Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy, Medical Identity

Electronic Health Record Yesterday, an important message titled Don’t Rush eHRs Without Addressing Medical ID Theft was posted on ModernHealthcare.com by Martin Ethridgehill, formerly a provider training specialist with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. Mr. Ethridgehill points out that if a patient’s electronic medical identity is stolen by someone for [...]