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Government funds nearly two-thirds of US health care: AJPH study

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Contrary to popular perceptions, taxpayers fund 64 percent of US health care, more public dollars per capita than the citizens of other nations — including those with universal health programs

Government grants short extension to enroll for health insurance

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The federal government has granted a short extension to its deadline to enroll in health insurance in order for the plan to take effect Jan. 1, 2016.

Military Health’s top 3 IT priorities

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A year ago, the Defense Health Agency (DHA), at that time a year old, was slowly coming into its own.

GAO: VA’s $1B benefits management system still a work in progress

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Despite receiving $1 billion in funding six years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to fully implement its benefits management system, and is not yet able to completely support disability and pension claims processing and appeals, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

VA cuts disability claims backlog to under 100,000

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said it has trimmed the number of disability claims older than four months to under 100,000 from 611,000 claims in 2013.

Senators propose bill that would let patients self-pay for medical devices

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Several U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would give patients the option to pay for medical devices themselves – rather than going through the Medicare process.

Price transparency full of challenges for health systems, consultants say

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Hospitals face pressures to raise prices as consumers watch costs closely.

Are wearables violating HIPAA?

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With the development of wearable technologies such as the Nike Fuel Band, Fitbit, and Apple Watch, consumers suddenly have more options to monitor their fitness performance than ever before.

Data holds key to unlocking population health

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Strategies for smarter analytics as healthcare moves into new era

Growth In U.S. Health Spending In 2013 Is Lowest Since 1960

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National health spending grew 3.6 percent in 2013, the lowest annual increase since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began tracking the statistic in 1960, officials said Wednesday.