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) Memorial Hermann to pay nearly $2 million to settle improper billing allegations. The Houston Chronicle, May 14 2018.  The hospital is agreeing to pay $1.9 million to resolve issues associated with fraudulent Medicare billing. 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) FDA approves Novartis combo therapy for aggressive type of thyroid cancer. Reuters, May 4 2018.  A new type of combination therapy has been approved to treat advanced thyroid cancer. 2) Senators encourage FDA to pull… 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 secretary: Trump drug pricing plan will go ‘much further’ than budget proposal. The Hill, May 2, 2018.  Azar says administration intends on going much further in their efforts to reduce drug prices. 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) HHS proposes Medicare payment rules to encourage hospitals to be clearer about prices. The Washington Post, April 24, 2018.  Hospitals would have to improve their pricing transparency to make it easier for Medicare patients… 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) UnitedHealth hikes 2018 forecast, books another big 1Q gain. The Associated Press, April 17 2018.  UnitedHealth posts 31% higher profit for this years first quarter. 2) Drug suppliers’ shares rise as looming Amazon threat appears… 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) Trump Signs Order to Require Recipients of Federal Aid Programs to Work. The New York Times, April 10 2018.  This order is directed at Medicaid and other low-income assistance programs government wide. 2) CVS pharmacists… 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) Trump tariffs target key ingredients for tons of drugs. Bloomberg Politics, April 3 2018.  Proposed tariff on Chinese-manufactured products targets key ingredients, pacemakers and artificial joints. 2) Medicare Advantage Plans Cleared To Go Beyond Medical… 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) Aetna to Pass on Drug Rebates to Consumers. The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2018.  Aetna will pass drugmaker rebates on to their customers. 2) Birth Control Apps Find A Big Market In ‘Contraception… Read the rest »