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Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $8 Billion In Male Breast Growth Case

Oct 09, 2019 , Forbes
J&J said it would appeal the...
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Jury says J&J must pay $8 billion in case over male breast growth linked to Risperdal

Oct 09, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who previously won $680,000 over his claims that it failed to warn that young men using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts, a Philadelphia jury said on Tuesday....
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Walmart taps digital health for its 2020 employee benefits, SilverCloud Health explores AI with Microsoft and more digital health deals

Oct 08, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Also: OptimizeRx delivers messaging through NewCrop's electronic prescription software; Novo Nordisk expands collaboration with Noom following strong pilot; Livongo signs its biggest payer...
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Medicare Advantage Paying For A New Air Conditioner? Plans Starting To Embrace Flexibility In Offered Benefits

Oct 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The federal government has encouraged Medicare Advantage plans to offer perks that address the social and environmental factors associated with improved health....
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2 Ohio Counties Push Judge To Allow Opioid Case To Go Forward Despite Attorney General’s Request For Delay

Oct 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Judge Dan Polster said in an order Wednesday that he did not intend to honor Ohio’s request to stop the trial, agreeing that the counties’ case doesn’t get in the way of the state’s. Also, attorneys general from 24 states say Purdue Pharma should not be allowed to pay out bonuses during its bankruptcy proceedings. News on the epidemic is from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida, as...
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Elizabeth Holmes' lawyers in Theranos civil case want out because she can't pay them

Oct 05, 2019 , CNBC Health
Lawyers representing Elizabeth Holmes in a civil lawsuit against Theranos and Walgreens filed a motion to withdraw representation, saying Holmes has not paid...
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N.Y.’s Increase In Medicaid Payments To Hospitals Came After Industry Made Donation To Democrats

Oct 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The New York Times reports that the hospital association donated more than $1 million to the state Democratic Party last year and shortly afterward the Cuomo administration quietly approved an increase in reimbursement rates for the first time since 2008. In other state Medicaid news, a former Republican official in Oklahoma changes his views on expanding the program, Tennessee residents raise questions about changes planned there and New Hampshire officials seek to avert problems on school...
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Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial

Oct 02, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it will pay $20.4 million to settle claims by two Ohio counties, allowing the U.S. healthcare giant to avoid an upcoming federal trial seeking to hold the industry responsible for the nation's opioid epidemic....
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Medicare’s ACO Program, Which Offers Doctors, Hospitals Rewards For Better Care, Saved $740M Last Year

Oct 02, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The program, initiated under the Affordable Care Act, is designed to reward top-performing health providers with bonuses while pushing those that do poorly to repay Medicare. In her announcement, Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said nearly 11 million Medicare beneficiaries are served by an accountable care organization. Other Medicare news includes the penalties hospitals face for having too many readmissions....
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For would-be elite soldiers, healthier diets may pay off

Sep 28, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A study of soldiers trying to get into an elite army unit adds to evidence linking healthy diets to better physical performance....
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Walgreens, ExpressRX To Buy Bankrupt Fred’s Pharmacy Assets For About $16.4M

Sep 28, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Walgreens is looking to pay about $9.4M for pharmacy inventory from Fred’s, while ExpressX wants to buy nonpharmaceutical inventory and take over several leases. Other health and retail news is on Sam's Club starting a health care pilot program, rising drug prices, and Ranitidine recalls....
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As Health Care Costs Rise, Workers At Low-Wage Firms May Pay A Larger Share

Sep 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
People at companies with large numbers of people earning $25,000 or less faced bigger deductibles for single coverage and were asked to pony up a larger share of their income in premiums than those at other firms....
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Hospitals Fight CMS Rule That Would Cut Disproportionate-Share Hospital Funds

Sep 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
DSH funds are intended to support hospitals' uncompensated-care costs, helping facilities that serve large numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients. A final rule released Monday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services mandates cuts to that money beginning in fiscal 2020. Other hospital and health system news is reported on Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Trinity Health, and value-based...
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Sackler Family Could Withdraw Pledge To Pay $3B Of Personal Fortune If Opioid Lawsuits Aren’t Blocked

Sep 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The $3 billion is part of a larger settlement with Purdue Pharma, but about half of the states suing the company and the family behind it are unhappy with the amount. Purdue, however, claims that if the protesting states' suits aren't blocked then the Sackler family may be unable to contribute even the initial sum that was offered....
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Missing Zimbabwe doctor found but pay strike to go on: union

Sep 21, 2019 , Reuters
A Zimbabwean doctors' union leader who disappeared during a pay strike has been found alive, his union and police said on Friday....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Tennessee Seeks Medicaid Changes

Sep 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Tennessee wants to convert its Medicaid program to a block grant. But is its plan legal? Meanwhile, Congress continues to struggle with legislation to rein in prescription drug prices and surprise medical bills. This week, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Jennifer Haberkorn of the Los Angeles Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Rovner also interviews Dr. Marty Makary, author of the new book “The Price We Pay” about...
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Majority Of Voters In 3 Battleground States Think Insurers Should Be On Hook For Surprise Medical Bills, Poll Finds

Sep 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There are several options that lawmakers are considering when it comes to surprise medical bills, including a bipartisan measure that would put a federally mandated rate cap on the amount that insurers have to pay doctors for out-of-network emergency...
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Judge Sides With Hospitals Over Medicare Payments For Clinic Visits

Sep 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said in her ruling that the Trump administration overstepped its authority when issuing its so-called site-neutral pay policy. The decision is a big win for hospitals, who in their original complaint led by the American Hospital Association projected cuts of about $380 million this year and $760 million in 2020. In other CMS news: skilled-nursing facilities and bundled radiation therapy payments....
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Few Things So Starkly Set America’s Health System Apart As How Much Patients Have To Pay Out Of Pocket

Sep 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Nearly all of America’s global competitors — whether they have government health plans, such as Britain and Canada, or rely on private insurers, such as Germany and the Netherlands — strictly limit out-of-pocket costs. In more news on the health industry and insurance: hospital lawsuits against low-income patients; employer-based health care costs; price hikes and upcoding; America's uninsured rate; and state marketplaces....
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In U.S. Biosimilars Run Into More Roadblocks

Sep 13, 2019 , Forbes
Establishing a competitive marketplace may include mandating that innovator drug companies make samples available for testing, prohibiting rebate walls and exclusionary contracts that preclude biosimilar competition, and investing in more biosimilar education targeting physicians and...
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