Health care news from around the web: March 13 – 17, 2017

Written on Mar 16, 2017

Kasich urges end to 'partisan warfare' on health care
In a March 10 New York Times op-ed, Gov. John Kasich argues his party is poised to make the same mistakes Democrats did several years ago in pushing through sweeping health care changes unilaterally, saying Congress can't fix the problem "by replacing one divisive wedge with another."

Feds likely to intensify HIPAA compliance crackdowns, experts warn
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act audits may soon shift from focusing on provider education to enforcement, according to some experts who also advise providers to dedicate time to self-auditing.

Price backs balance billing for Medicare patients
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is backing legislation that will allow physicians to bill seniors for charges that are more than the rates approved by Medicare. He claims the move would draw more physicians to enroll in the program.

Ohio revises rules on medical marijuana
Revised rules for marijuana dispensaries were released March 9 by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, including boosting the number of marijuana dispensaries to 60 from 40 as previously set.

Tech Corner - How to block a number on any phone
Whether you have an iPhone, Android smartphone, or Windows device, here's how to block annoying calls and texts.

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