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Judge rules against hospitals in price transparency lawsuit

A federal judge ruled against hospital groups in their lawsuit challenging new price transparency rules. The American Hospital Association and other hospital groups filed suit in December after the Department of Health and Humans Services finalized a rule that would require hospitals to disclose price information, including negotiated prices with insurers. Hospitals claimed that the […]

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Hospitals get extended deadline for interoperability rules due to Covid-19

The Department of Health and Human Services is easing enforcement of new interoperability rules in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. In early March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released two sets of rules on information blocking. They made two dramatic changes: […]


U.S. Rapidly Deporting Hundreds Of Migrant Children Under New Coronavirus Rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) ― U.S. immigration officials have rapidly deported nearly 400 migrant children intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border in the past two weeks under new rules billed as seeking to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to government data seen by Reuters.  President Donald Trump’s administration implemented new […]