The FEHBlog listened to a New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich on NPR's Fresh Air program while in the car last night. The reporter discussed his ongoing series of articles "about the medical and regulatory issues that have arisen as radiation therapies have become more ubiquitous in both dental and doctors' offices." These eye opening articles, which have been running since early last year, are worth your attention as a patient and/or a parent.
Government Health IT News and Health Data Management report on the status of the HHS Office for Civil Right's efforts to publish a final omnibus rule implementing the HITECH Act by year end.
Business Insurance reports that the IRS has released the slightly increased health savings account contribution limits and the high deductible health plan and maximum out of pocket expense cap for 2012.