Posts Tagged: ACA

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Budget deal advances plan to test Medicaid mental health integration. Crain’s, June 20, 2017. A controversial plan set to integrate the state’s physical and mental health delivery system for Medicaid patients is set to… Read the rest »

Unfortunately, the future of health insurance is very uncertain right now. Did you know that a group of 13 male, Republican Senators is currently working on a draft bill of the repeal/replace Obamacare behind closed doors? The group of Senators claimed they are close to having a proposal to take to the floor. The bill… 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) U.S. Charges Four With Trading Insider Trips on Health-Care Policy. The Wall Street Journal, May 24, 2017. Federal prosecutors filed insider-trading charges concerning information about government-funding levels for cancer treatments and kidney dialysis. 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) Aetna to Pull Out of Current Affordable Care Act Exchanges. The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2017. Aetna will pull out of the ACA exchanges this year due to losses, resulting from the marketplace… 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) Feds join second Medicare Advantage fraud lawsuit against UnitedHealth. Modern Healthcare, March 28, 2017. The DOJ has joined another lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group alleging that the insurer claimed patients were sicker than they 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) HIE use leads to shorter lengths of hospital stay, lower chance of ED readmission. Healthcare IT News, March 8, 2017. Efficiency and quality improve when physicians can access patient EHR data via a regional… 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) Toronto biotech raises $200 million ahead of ADHD drug decision. Reuters, January 24, 2017.  Highland Therapeutics is raising money ahead of the FDA’s decision for a drug that manages ADHD. 2) Meridian Health, Together… 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 Prescription: Doctor Offices that Look Like Apple Stores. AP, January 17, 2017. Forward is a health-management service that charges $149 per month to tend to patients’ primary care needs. 2) Snyder hints he’ll… Read the rest »