Health Law & Policy

DeSalvo steps down from ONC position to aid U.S. Ebola responseFormer national coordinator named assistant health and human services secretary
Meaningful Use 2: A work in progress for physiciansSome critics of the EHR incentive program have said the slow rate of attestation shows that the program should be revamped or dropped.
ACA earns higher scores with physiciansPhysicians are feeling more positive about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year compared with 2013, according to a new survey.

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Creating your practice's 'Bring your own mobile device' policyUnderstand the legal issues of letting employees use their personal smartphones and other mobile devices for work purposes.
Primary care can extinguish fee-for-service, study saysA new report suggests that primary care can phase out fee-for-service models by incorporating multiple healthcare teams, diverse pay models and technology.
Letter: Government intrusion dilutes PCMH conceptPhysicians don't need the government to implement the medical home concept, a reader argues.

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Letter: doctors can take back control of medicineA reader suggests that physicians withhold non-emergency medical care from members of Congress and executives of health insurance companies as a way to emphasize their concerns over the problems of healthcare delivery.
Letter: Use APRNs to solve primary care shortageAdvanced practice RNs can hep to fill gaps in the nation's primary care delivery system, a reader says.
Judge rules against health insurance subsidies for federal exchangesA federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled that subsidies paid to people who purchased a health plan through the federal healthcare exchange established under the ACA are invalid.
Firms passing higher healthcare costs from ACA on to employees and limiting plan eligibilityEmployers are attempting to mitigate rising costs resulting from the ACA by shifting them to employees, according to a new survey from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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