1991 Articles Matching "plans"

UPMC countersues AG, seeks to join antitrust case against Blues plans

Feb 23, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
UPMC filed a countersuit against Pennsylvania's attorney general and is seeking to join antitrust litigation against Blue Cross and Blue Shield in hopes of contracting with Blues plans other than...
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HHS's Multi-Pronged Approach To Lower Drug Prices: Will It Work?

Feb 23, 2019 , Forbes
HHS has put forward a series of initiatives aimed at lowering drug prices, Medicare expenditures, and patient cost-sharing. The proposals run the gamut, from increasing transparency of net pricing, to allowing use of formulary tools previously off limits to Medicare plans, to direct price...
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Court documents give insight into plans of Amazon, JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway health venture

Feb 22, 2019 , CNBC Health
The joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway is primarily focused on simplifying health insurance, according to newly released court testimony from Chief Operating Officer Jack...
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WHO Plans To Develop International Guidelines For Human Gene Editing After Controversial Work From Chinese Scientist

Feb 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The 18-member committee representing the World Health Organization will meet in March and begin to address calls for standards that scientists could adhere to. News on public health looks at an increase of heart attacks among young women; child flu deaths; a teen survey on mental health; sleep deprivation and health; a shortage of female surgeons; and HIV in rural...
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Insurers, hospitals agree in telling CMS to keep 'silver-loading'

Feb 21, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Insurers, hospitals and state regulators are wary of the CMS ending "silver-loading" on Affordable Care Act...
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How Your State's Alzheimer's Plan Could Help You Or A Loved One

Feb 21, 2019 , Forbes
State Alzheimer's plans recommend how states can handle challenges due to millions more who'll have the...
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State Highlights: California’s Kaiser Permanente Plans To Drop Tuition For First 5 Medical School Classes; 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Running Low On Money

Feb 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from California, New York, Ohio, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida and...
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Schnucks’ Regional Specialty Pharmacy earns URAC accreditation

Feb 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Schnucks plans to seek URAC accreditation for all of its specialty pharmacies. Read More...
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New York City plans to start fining restaurants that use CBD in food and drinks

Feb 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
The New York City Health Department plans to step up its campaign — with violations and fines — against restaurants offering...
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U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment....
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‘Stop Disease Before It Happens’: Government Plans To Roll Out Challenge For Private Investment In AI To Provide Better Health Care

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Adam Boehler, head of Medicare and Medicaid’s innovation institute, said significant financial awards will be given to the top submissions, but he declined to say how much money is being devoted to the program. In other news, Dr. Eric Topol says he's not impressed with what AI has done to progress health care....
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AliveCor's new interim CEO talks debt funding, remote patient monitoring, other big plans for 2019

Feb 15, 2019 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Interim CEO Ira Bahr said that his company is undeterred by Apple's entrance into the mobile ECG...
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The World Braced Itself For A Bird Flu Epidemic. Then Nothing Happened.

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A little over a decade ago, the world raced to prepare emergency plans and stockpile medication in anticipation of a major bird flu outbreak. Now, there hasn't been a single H5N1 human infection detected since February 2017. Where did it go? In other public health news: the measles outbreak, pelvic mesh, intimacy, raw milk, processed foods and...
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Johnson & Johnson To Buy Auris Health, A Robotics Rival to Intuitive Surgical

Feb 14, 2019 , Forbes
Johnson & Johnson plans to spend over $5 billion to boost its robotics...
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House health panel eyes putting consumer warnings on short-term plans

Feb 14, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats want to slap consumer advisories on short-term limited-duration plans, and Republicans may be on...
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Azar: HHS examining insurer policy requiring patients to start over on step therapy

Feb 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Alex Azar blasted the insurer practice of having a patient start over on step therapy if they switch insurance plans, as HHS aims to apply step therapy to Medicare Part B and...
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Medicare Advantage plans' quality measures face new changes

Feb 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is looking to change some quality measures it maintains for CMS for Medicare Advantage plans, and the healthcare accreditor wants public feedback on those...
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Blue Cross Plans Launch Food Delivery To Address Social Determinants

Feb 13, 2019 , Forbes
Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Illinois and Texas are launching a food delivery service to help consumers access healthy meals in "food deserts" located in Chicago and...
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New Reinsurance Model In Medicare Part D

Feb 12, 2019 , Forbes
CMS is proposing a voluntary, 5-year model that would target rising reinsurance costs in Part D. Participating plans would be issued a target level of spending in the catastrophic segment of the Part D benefit. Plans would reap savings from spending less, while spending more would imply...
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FDA to overhaul oversight of dietary supplements, curb 'potentially dangerous products'

Feb 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it plans to modernize the agency's oversight of dietary...
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