Breaking Healthcare News February 16, 2012


Today’s Healthcare Headlines:
  • Notices detail how premiums are spentHHS unveiled sample notices that health plans must send policyholders beginning this summer to explain how their premiums are spent and informing them when rebates are owed because too little was spent on healthcare services.
  • Details of SGR deal releasedFederal lawmakers on Thursday agreed on a payroll tax holiday bill that would prevent a 27.4% cut in Medicare physician payment rates scheduled for March 1 and would freeze current payment rates through Dec. 31, 2012. The provision also requires…
  • Patients like EHRs but worry about data security: surveyPatients generally see electronic health-record systems as a good thing and want their physicians to use them, but a large percentage also see a dark side to EHRs when it comes to data privacy and security, according to a report from the National…
  • Fujifilm completes tender offer for SonoSiteFujifilm Holdings Corp.
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