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Washington State To Create ‘Public Option’ Health Care Plans : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed legislation making Washington the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. Rachel La Corte/AP hide caption toggle caption Rachel La Corte/AP Millions of Americans who buy individual health insurance, and don’t qualify for a federal subsidy, have been… Read More »

HHS to audit plans for compliance with HIPAA transactions

The federal agency responsible for regulations governing standardization of electronic transactions and data accessibility for consumers is ramping up adherence efforts. The Department of Health and Human Services is launched a pilot auditing program, starting with health plans and claims clearinghouses, to ensure industry stakeholders are complying with HIPAA-related rules governing electronic healthcare transactions. In… Read More »

Spain declares war on alternative medicine, plans ban from health centres

The Spanish government has declared war on alternative medicine like acupuncture or homeopathy, announcing it plans to eliminate from health centres what it considers a “health risk”. The plan, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of these practices “when they are used as an alternative or a… Read More »