Tag Archives: medicare

Medicare lacks cyber oversight of hospitals’ networked medical devices: OIG

Dive Brief: The HHS Office of Inspector General has found Medicare lacks consistent cybersecurity oversight of networked medical devices in hospitals. Without proper cybersecurity controls, these devices can be compromised with the potential for patient harm, according to OIG. CMS’ survey protocol is devoid of requirements for networked device cybersecurity. OIG’s review revealed Medicare accreditation… Read More »

Judge rules in favor of HHS in health plan lawsuit on Medicare Advantage star rating calculations

Photo: monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images A federal judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Department of Health and Human Services and against three health plans which had sought to overturn a decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how Medicare Advantage star ratings were calculated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior United States District… Read More »

In his first joint address, Biden promotes giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower drug prices

(Photo by Alex WongGetty Images) President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress tonight held promises for the future of healthcare. Biden wants to continue the lower premiums in the Affordable Care Act that are available under the American Rescue Plan, lower deductibles in the ACA and lower prescription drug costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate… Read More »

Smith to lead Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Brad Smith, former chief operating officer of Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, has been appointed director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that Smith will lead CMMI, which was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models leveraging… Read More »