FTC “Reclaim Your Name Campaign” Not Good Enough–No Path for Regulation Identified–All Data Sellers Including Banks, Insurers, Etc. Should Be Required to Buy a License FTC “Reclaim Your Name Campaign” Not Good Enough–No Path for Regulation Identified–All Data Sellers Including Banks, Insurers, Etc. Should Be Required to Buy a License

If you have read here often enough then you have probably stumbled on to one of my post about privac...

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

FDA Approves 1st Non Hormone Drug for Hot Flashes–Low Dose Paroxetine Used for Depression FDA Approves 1st Non Hormone Drug for Hot Flashes–Low Dose Paroxetine Used for Depression

The FDA panel voted against the drug and it is unusual for the FDA to approve a drug that does not g...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

ACO “Pioneers” in CMS Program May Leave or Opt for Other Programs–Those With Fewer Penalty Algorithms Looking More Appealing And Require Less Software Purchases & Training ACO “Pioneers” in CMS Program May Leave or Opt for Other Programs–Those With Fewer Penalty Algorithms Looking More Appealing And Require Less Software Purchases & Training

When ACOs first came out, really nobody quite knew what they were and the structure but all knew the...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

GE Looking to Shed Consumer CareCredit Healthcare Financing Unit GE Looking to Shed Consumer CareCredit Healthcare Financing Unit

The targeted consumer here are those who do not have adequate insurance to offer a credit card for s...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Hit With $4 Million Fine and Cease and Desist For Practices in Violation of State Law Related To Mental Health Care Kaiser Permanente Hit With $4 Million Fine and Cease and Desist For Practices in Violation of State Law Related To Mental Health Care

This is a substantial fine, second only to the $10 millions Blue Cross received a few years ago and ...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

FDA Shuts Down over 1600 Web Sites Selling Counterfeit and SubStandard Drugs FDA Shuts Down over 1600 Web Sites Selling Counterfeit and SubStandard Drugs

From reading this article, if the website says they are Canadian, there’s a good chance they may not...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

“Redneck Killer Algorithms”, Evidence Backing Digital Illiteracy Connection With Abortions Bills Continues to Grow - Texas Legislature Attempting Manual Altering of Automated Time Stamps To Change Law “Redneck Killer Algorithms”, Evidence Backing Digital Illiteracy Connection With Abortions Bills Continues to Grow - Texas Legislature Attempting Manual Altering of Automated Time Stamps To Change Law

UPDATE:  It was a technology issue on the data stamp that made the change as was explained on Wednes...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

SEC Rules Ask for Disclosure Only When Subsidiary Operations Are “Significant”-Was The Federal Hub Contract Awarded to QSSI Not Significant When the Company Was Bought By United Health Group?–Subsidiary Watch SEC Rules Ask for Disclosure Only When Subsidiary Operations Are “Significant”-Was The Federal Hub Contract Awarded to QSSI Not Significant When the Company Was Bought By United Health Group?–Subsidiary Watch

I think we need a new meaning to the word “significant” as it may not be significant today but it co...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FDA Approves Two New Cigarette Brands FDA Approves Two New Cigarette Brands

This was a bit of news to me but as the article states the FDA has the final approval process to mak...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WellPoint Initiates New Employer Health Cost Tool With Capping Services–3rd Party Castlight To See Additional Revenues as They Will Train The Insured On How To Use the Their Software WellPoint Initiates New Employer Health Cost Tool With Capping Services–3rd Party Castlight To See Additional Revenues as They Will Train The Insured On How To Use the Their Software

Yes indeed things are becoming  more complex with insurance and in this case WellPoint is capping wh...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Specialty Medical Supply Founder Held Hostage in Chinese Factory By His Own Employees Over Compensation Disputes Specialty Medical Supply Founder Held Hostage in Chinese Factory By His Own Employees Over Compensation Disputes

The company, Specialty Medical is located in Florida and was in the process of shifting some of the ...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SEC Files Lawsuit Against Imaging3 Inc.–Accusing CEO and Founder of False Statements About FDA Approval Process SEC Files Lawsuit Against Imaging3 Inc.–Accusing CEO and Founder of False Statements About FDA Approval Process

If you read the third paragraph here it sounds like the FDA was not satisfied with the device overhe...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blackstone is Not The Only Corporation Involved in Housing-UnitedHealth Group New Mexico Investment Wants A Rent Check –Subsidiary Watch Blackstone is Not The Only Corporation Involved in Housing-UnitedHealth Group New Mexico Investment Wants A Rent Check –Subsidiary Watch

I wrote about this a couple years ago when the project was announced and as you can read from the ar...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

When You Have ALEC, Who Needs Lobbyists…Teaching State Law Makers How To Cash in on Models for Profit With Private Industry…Update from Bill Moyer When You Have ALEC, Who Needs Lobbyists…Teaching State Law Makers How To Cash in on Models for Profit With Private Industry…Update from Bill Moyer

With ALEC you can change the world without ever having to go to Washington, find out what this is al...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Tenet Healthcare Buys Vanguard Health for $1.8 Billion Cash and Assumes $2.5 Billion in Debt Tenet Healthcare Buys Vanguard Health for $1.8 Billion Cash and Assumes $2.5 Billion in Debt

Not too long ago, Community Health was trying to take over Tenet and that didn’t work and they were...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Anthem Blue Cross to Pay $6 Million in Fines for Illegally Dropping Policy Holders–Fixing the Policy Dropping Algorithm Parameters… Anthem Blue Cross to Pay $6 Million in Fines for Illegally Dropping Policy Holders–Fixing the Policy Dropping Algorithm Parameters…

Here we go again with looking at automation and as I keep saying there are life impacting decisions...

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

CalPERS Reimbursement Caps Seem to Be Working As More Hospitals in California Reduce Prices for Some Surgical Procedures CalPERS Reimbursement Caps Seem to Be Working As More Hospitals in California Reduce Prices for Some Surgical Procedures

Recently CalPERS has been in the news for their new bidding process to split up the insurers offerin...

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Sunday, June 23, 2013
 
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