Weekend Wrap-Up / Miscellany

  • Govexec.com published an article this week criticizing FEHB plans for excluding so-called “routine care” associated with experimental drug trials. It was my understanding that such expenses were the financial responsibility of the drug company that was running the drug trial.
  • The Chicago Tribune reported on “watchdog” concerns over the hospital prices now posted on many public and private websites. On a related note, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on the growing use of the internet by senior citizens, particularly for health care related matters.
  • The HHS Secretary expressed concerns about the bipartisan Wired for Health Care Quality Act that the Senate is poised to pass, and the Government Accountability Office published a report on electronic data breaches.