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VIAW Newswire 08.02.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Report: Health Data Breaches Now Mostly Targeted Incidents
Health data breaches have evolved over the last decade from accidental exposures to mostly targeted incidents by hackers and cyber criminals, according to a report by data security firm ID Experts, American Medical News reports.

Senators Argue for Public Access to Medicare Claims Database
In a Politico opinion piece, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) stump for legislation (S 1180) that would help boost the transparency of Medicare claims data by allowing the public to access such information (Grassley/Wyden, Politico, 7/28).

Doctors Increasingly Embrace Online Symptom-Checkers
A growing number of health care providers are expressing support for new symptom-checking websites and mobile applications, noting that such tools have improved greatly and are able to provide more reliable information about possible causes and diagnoses, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Physician Groups Prepare for Implementation of the Sunshine Act
The Sunshine Act requires medical industry companies to disclose consulting fees, travel reimbursements, research grants and other gifts that they give to physicians and teaching hospitals.

FROM Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod’s
Local, state and federal officials will speak about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and answer any questions regarding the new law.
Montclair City Hall

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