The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on May 18, 2021, delaying for a second time the rule on Medicare coverage of innovative technology (MCIT) and definition of "reasonable and necessary". The original rule, published on January 14, 2021, was delayed until March 17, 2021 by an interim final rule. It is now delayed until December 15, 2021.
- Published: 18 May 2021 18 May 2021
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that cell phones and smart watches that include high field strength magnets can interfere with implanted devices, such as pacemakers, by causing the device to switch into "magnet mode". Normal operation of the device is suspended while in magnet mode. This mode is intended to allow patients with implanted devices to undergo medical procedures, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The device returns to normal function when the high field strength magnet is no longer near the device. While there have been no reported adverse events involving this effect, the FDA recommends that consumer devices with high field strength magnets should be kept more than six inches away from the implanted device. For example, a cell phone should not be kept in a pocket over an implanted pacemaker.
- Published: 13 May 2021 13 May 2021
This statement outlines the policies and practices of Digital Age Healthcare LLC regarding the collection and use of your personal information from your visit to our Website, and your use of our electronic subscription publications, and other internet-based features.
1. Notice to Minors
Digital Age Healthcare LLC does not offer or sell products or services for purchase by minors. If you are under 18 years of age, you may not purchase products or services from, and you should not provide information to, Digital Age Healthcare LLC without the involvement of a parent or guardian.
2. Changes to this Statement
This privacy statement will occasionally be updated to reflect new features and services or new privacy practices. The latest version will always be posted on our website.
3. Information We May Collect
As described below, Digital Age Healthcare LLC collects general information about the usage of this website as well as any personal information that you provide. The personal information we collect depends on how you choose to make use of our website, as detailed below. We will not distribute this information in a manner inconsistent with this statement unless compelled by law.
a. General website usage information
To monitor site usage and improve the quality of our website, we gather general information about the use of our site. We use web server logs and industry-standard website statistics to count the number of users who visit our website and to count the number of views of particular pages, as well as to track other general statistics about our website. We do not track individual users’ visits to our website. At times Digital Age Healthcare LLC may share with third parties the aggregate, anonymous information about overall usage of our website and other internet services that we collect in order to provide general information about our internet services, sell advertising, or establish sponsorships or other business relationships. We do not share any information about specific users.
b. Information collected to process transactions
When visitors to our website or users of our other internet services register as a user, subscribe to a newsletter, or purchase items on our site, we will collect personal information necessary to process the transaction. This may include your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address. We do not sell or rent this personal information to any third party. We also collect a password for registered users of our website. Our website also allows registered users to elect to have the website remember their login information between visits so that they do not have to log in each time. This is done by checking a box on the login page. This feature requires the placement of a small text file called a cookie on the registered user’s hard drive. The cookie tells the site that the registered user has logged in before. It does not actually contain the registered user’s password.
c. Payment method information
Payment information, such as your credit card details, is not collected on our website. We use a secure third party payment method, such as Paypal, to process your payment.
4. Business Transfers
If substantially all of the assets of Digital Age Healthcare LLC or this website were transferred to a third party, it is possible that personal information of registered users and customers would be one of the assets transferred. In such an event, Digital Age Healthcare LLC would take reasonable steps to require the third party to maintain our privacy policies and practices.
- Published: 16 December 2020 16 December 2020
Digital Age MD is a publication of Digital Age Healthcare LLC. Digital Age Healthcare LLC was founded by Patricia King. Pat practiced health law for over 30 years in the Chicago area and has had a longstanding interest in health information technology.
- Published: 29 October 2020 29 October 2020
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