Jeff Lagasse

Jeff Lagasse is Associate Editor at Healthcare Finance.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. 

By Jeff Lagasse 02:20 pm May 26, 2016
The plaintiff, known only as M.P.B., alleges that Theranos Edison machine produced results that were not accurate. 
By Jeff Lagasse 07:03 am May 26, 2016
The previously recommended amount was merely a guideline for providers that prefer not to calculate actual costs, the Office for Civil Rights clarified. 
By Jeff Lagasse 08:49 am May 10, 2016
New findings from hospital watchdog the Leapfrog Group shows many hospitals across the country are failing to meet national performance targets for  quality of maternity care.
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders American Journal of Public Health

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is running on a universal Medicare platform. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flikr. 

By Jeff Lagasse 03:46 pm May 09, 2016
The proposal would keep hospitals and clinics private, allow physicians to bill under a fee-for-service model, and be funded by rolling combining current sources of government health spending into a single fund with modest new taxes. 
By Jeff Lagasse 03:47 pm May 02, 2016
Only 30 percent of respondents to a recent poll want the Affordable Care Act repealed, as Republican contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are promising. Another 30 percent support expanding the law, which Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have said they will do. 
By Jeff Lagasse 11:06 am May 02, 2016
The health system credits clinical and financial improvements to a CDI initiative that resulted in more accurate coding and greater physician engagement. 
HIPAA violation

The Office of Civil Rights, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, launched its investigation of Raleigh Orthopaedic following receipt of a breach report on April 30, 2013.

By Jeff Lagasse 04:47 pm April 20, 2016
Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic of North Carolina will pay $750,000 to settle charges that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

By Jeff Lagasse 02:29 pm April 19, 2016
Theranos, the embattled blood testing startup, is now under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the U.S.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:20 pm April 15, 2016
The hospital that gained notoriety earlier this year for paying criminals $17,000 in ransomware attack is now set to build a new emergency department and campus beautification work. 

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

By Jeff Lagasse 09:58 am April 14, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has warned Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes that the company could face serious sanctions after the startup failed to address numerous problems with its technology and practices.

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