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    • September 17, 2015 - Government Health IT
      The healthcare sector experienced 187 data breaches in the first half of 2015, a startling number on its own, but even more so when considering that it accounts for 21.1 percent of all data breaches worldwide.
    • September 22, 2015 - AIS Healthcare
      Mobile devices in the workplace are ubiquitous and health care organizations, more now than ever, are facing the challenge of incorporating personal devices into regular workflow as access to protected health information (PHI) expands and CMS continues its push for interoperability.
    • Modern Healthcare- September 21, 2015
      Nearly all Medicare Advantage members have access to plans that charge no monthly premium, and more people are enrolling in what the government has deemed higher-quality plans.
    • September 8, 2015 - Healthcare Finance
      The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rolled out a new Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model that will be tested in seven states starting in 2017 as a way to trim costs in the treatment of certain chronic conditions. The model starts Jan 1, 2017 and will run for 5 years in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania & Tennessee.
    • September 4, 2015 - The Fiscal Times
      Alarmed by the tens of billions of dollars in Medicare & Medicaid fraud and over-payments annually that are draining the federal health care system, the Obama Administration has quietly stepped up its auditing & enforcement efforts to crack down on doctors, hospitals & other medical facilities cheating on their billings.
    • September 2, 2015 - MobiHealth News
      Video medicine provider to offer the most integrated online care experience, starting in 2016. Based in San Francisco, Doctor-On-Demand provides immediate access to board certified physicians or next-day appointments with psychologists from any Smart Phone, tablet or computer. Doctor on Demand physicians can treat most common non-emergency medical issues through live, face-to-face video visits.
    • August 24, 2015 - St Louis Business Journal
      Once again, Express Scripts & MasterCard are on Forbes' list of the world's most innovative companies. MasterCard was 36th most innovative and Express Scripts was 66th on the list.
    • August 25, 2015 - The Washington Post
      The next fight over the Affordable Care Act may center on one of its most powerful provisions to contain health care costs - the "Cadillac Tax" on the most generous health insurance plans.
      A new analysis released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that just over a quarter of employers that offer health plans would pay the 40% tax in 2018 on at least one plan if they don't make any changes.
    • August 12, 2015 - MSNBC
      Recent survey finds that nine out of ten Americans have insurance coverage.
    • July 31, 2015 Crains Chicago Business
      Paula Steiner will succeed Patricia Hemingway Hall as CEO of Health Care Services Corporation, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, in January. Steiner, 58, has worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield-associated companies for more than three decades. She's currently HCSC's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and also oversees the company's external affairs, from Government relations to advertising.

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