Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

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 Health Network sign contract for managed care. Crain’s Detroit, January 25, 2017.

Meridian’s members will be able to access care with Together Health’s providers.

3) AMA, AHA form coalition to reform prior authorization requirements. Modern Healthcare, January 25, 2017.

The AMA, AHA, and 14 other healthcare organizations have joined to make it easier to adhere to prior authorization requirements imposed on providers.

4) Interoperability startup Redox scoops up $9 million to grow its network. Healthcare IT News, January 24, 2017.

Redox raised $9 million that it plans to use to fast track building an industry standard platform for seamless interoperability between developers and health systems.

5) Docs To Trump: Obamacare Replacement Plan Must Fix Gaps in Health Coverage. Forbes, January 25, 2017.

Physicians are hopeful that a new healthcare plan will help those without coverage gain coverage and access, as under the ACA, nearly 1 out of 7 Americans with chronic diseases still did not have health insurance.

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