NEW TESTS

CMS Repeals Rule Providing Expedited Medicare Coverage for MCIT “Breakthrough” Devices

It’s official. On Nov. 12, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it was repealing a Trump administration final rule that, effective Dec. 15, 2021, would have expedited … [Read more...]

Market Trends

Unprecedented Funding Boom for Digital Health Led with Software & Mental Health

Investors are directing more of their money to health care digital technology companies than they ever have before. In 2020, total fundraising in digital health was $14.6 billion, the first time the … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Tech Giants Continue Efforts to Disrupt Health Care Despite Shutdown of Google Health

Another attempt by an outsider to disrupt the health care market has come to an unfulfilling end. As first revealed by a leaked internal memorandum, after three years of operation, Google has decided … [Read more...]

Tool

Model Code of Conduct for Virtual Meetings

Far from eliminating workplace harassment, telecommuting has only caused it to morph into digital forms. As a result, labs and other employers need to tweak their harassment policies to deal with the … [Read more...]

Interoperability

CMS Delays Payer-to-Payer Data Exchange but Prior Authorization Rules Remain on Track

On Sept. 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it’s delaying an interoperability rule governing how payors are expected to exchange with one another. However, the … [Read more...]

FDA

FDA Hikes Premarket Application User Fees by 2.5 Percent

Applying for FDA premarket review of medical devices will be more expensive next year. On August 2, the agency announced that it’s raising premarket approval (PMA) user fees by 2.5 percent in FY … [Read more...]

Reimbursement

Biden Pulls Plug on Automatic Medicare Coverage for MCIT “Breakthrough” Devices

In a reminder of why politics and presidential elections matter so much, the Biden administration announced that it’s scrapping a Trump regulation that would have automatically provided initial … [Read more...]

FDA

FDA Hikes Premarket Application User Fees by 2.5 Percent

Applying for FDA premarket review of medical devices will be more expensive next year. On Aug. 2, the agency announced that it’s raising premarket approval (PMA) user fees by 2.5 percent in FY … [Read more...]

Industry Trends

Investors Sink Nearly $15 Billion into Digital Health Companies in First 6 Months of 2020

The pandemic has enabled developers of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Laboratory Information Systems, ePrescription software and other digital health technologies to attract investment capital at … [Read more...]

TECHNOLOGY

5 Unintended Ways Companies Compromise Their Network Security

By Ron Slyker Solid organization security is a considerable necessity in today’s world, that is not going to come as a surprise to anyone. Nonetheless, making and keeping an impenetrable … [Read more...]


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