Health Care Reform:

New Administration May Not Be Enough to Save the ACA

Patients, payors and health exchanges await nervously as the drama over the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) continues to play out. It looked like the U.S. Supreme Court had settled the issue … [Read more...]

Health Reform

Will Transition to a New Administration Be Enough to Save the ACA?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) has gained a powerful new ally in its bid to stave off legal extinction at the hands of the Supreme Court: the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). On Feb. … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

SCOTUS Agrees to Step in and Resolve Obamacare Constitutionality  Case: Before COVID-19, the health care issue that kept millions of Americans up at night was the future of the Affordable Care … [Read more...]

ACA Update

SCOTUS Agrees to Rule on Obamacare for the Third Time

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the health care issue that kept millions of Americans up at night was the future of Obamacare, aka, the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). Having already having … [Read more...]

ACA Update: Uncertainty Will Continue as Supreme Court Passes Up Chance for a Quick Resolution

The agony of uncertainty over the fate of the Affordable Care Act will continue for at least another 12 months. The U.S. Supreme Court all but ensured that on Jan. 21, when it passed up the invitation … [Read more...]

Increasing Profits  

Strategic planning needs to evolve over time

By Nick Hernandez bio Some of my counterparts have a firm belief that strategic planning is a rigid process which should occur once every three to five years. The process they undertake is often … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Industry Buzz: Supreme Court Declines Chance to End Agony of ACA Uncertainty

If you’re worried about the fate of the Affordable Care Act and was hoping for a quick solution, forget it. On Jan. 21, the U.S. Supreme Court declined a Democratic request to fast-track the current … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA: Still Here Today but for How Much Longer?

Is Obamacare really dead? Only partially dead? Or is it totally alive? It’s all pretty confusing. But the short answer is that Obamacare lives and will continue to do so unless and until the U.S. … [Read more...]

HIPPA

Compliance Perspectives: Using Document Management Systems to Avoid HIPAA Pitfalls

By Andreas Rivera bio One of the most challenging aspects of HIPAA compliance is ensuring that your methods of storing lab records containing protected health information (PHI) meet all of the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Developing Story: Doubt Grows as Obamacare Court War Enters Round 2

Heartburn over the survival of Obamacare is back with a vengeance. It reawakened seven months ago, after a Texas U.S. District Court found The Affordable Care Act unconstitutional—not just the … [Read more...]


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