Category Archives: Health Policy

AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Whys doesn’t Medicare cover the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump?  I sure wish it was covered.

Cathy Subscriber

Dear Cathy,

Medicare has their own formula for calculating what is medically necessary for medical devices, which they classify as “Durable Medical …

US Hospitals Lacking When It Comes to Infection Protocols

Most of us don’t expect to face a life-threatening infection when we’re being treated at a hospital.

But according to a new study, the most comprehensive of its kind for the last three decades, it’s a very real possibility.

The …

Secretary Sebelius Releases New Report on Health Insurance Reform and Diabetes in America

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the nation marks American Diabetes Month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a new report today, Preventing and Treating Diabetes: Health Insurance Reform and Diabetes in America. The report comes one day after Sebelius toured the East Manatee …

MGMA: Bills Include Transaction Mandates

HealthDataManagement Breaking News, October 13, 2009 – All three health reform bills in the U.S. House and both of the Senate proposals include provisions to mandate increased use of electronic standards-based administrative/financial transactions, according to an analysis by the Medical …