Posts Categorized: Wrap-Up Friday

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Obama Praises Medicare For All Idea As He Begins Campaigning For The Midterms.  Politico, September 7, 2018.  Obama gives his support for Medicare For All. 2) UnitedHealthCare wins challenge of 2014 Medicare Advantage overpayment rule. Modern Healthcare,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) To lower drug costs, CMS wants Medicare Part D plans to loosen formularies. STAT News, August 30, 2018.  In an effort to lower drug costs the Trump administration is allowing Medicare Part D plans to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Administration Moving Forward on Drug-Price Transparency Measures. Bloomberg, August 23, 2018.  Trump Administration takes a step forward on drug-price transparency measures. 2) Kansas Governor’s Task Force Support Medicaid Expansion. U.S. News, August 23, 2018. The task… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Anthem ties-up with Walmart for over-the-counter drugs. Reuters, August 20, 2018.  Anthem has partnered with Walmart to allow Medicare Advantage plan to purchase over-the-counter medications. 2) Nearly 20% of Medicare radition therapy planning payments were… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Monsanto Hit by $289 Million Verdict in Cancer Case. The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2018.  The jury determines that the company failed to warn of potential risk of cancer from using their products. 2)… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) New Trump administration rule will require hospitals post prices online. The Hill, August 3, 2018.  Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges. 2) Prime Healthcare Services To Pay $65M… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) HHS Report Finds Fraud, Neglect in Hospice Industry. The Washington Post, July 31, 2018.  The report uncovers missed visits, uncontrolled pain and fraud. 2) Trump Administration Officials Debate Partial Medicaid Expansion. The New York Times, July 30, 2018. … Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Medicare: Seniors want coverage for dental care. Knox News, July 23, 2018.  Seniors are urging Medicare to make dental coverage available. 2) Bon Secours Health System, Mercy Health to complete merger in the fall. The Baltimore Sun,… Read the rest »