Posts Tagged: pharmaceutical

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: Blue Cross of Michigan Sued for $40 Million for Unpaid Behavioral Health Claims. Crains Detroit. July 31, 2019. Substance-abuse treatment centers in Michigan sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for more than $40 million… 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) Johnson & Johnson Results Driven by Pharmaceutical Sales Growth. The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2018. Johnson & Johnson has a better than expected financial outlook for this year, as it expects the new… 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) White House May Let States Put Work Requirements on Medicaid Recipients. The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2017. The Trump administration stated they are willing to work with states that want to alter their… 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) Epic CEO Judy Faulkner reveals two new EHR versions are in development. Healthcare IT News, February 21, 2017. Epic is developing new versions of Epic to accommodate different necessities. 2) Beaumont to commercialize its… 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) Hospitals must create stellar post-acute care networks to meet new Medicare payment models. Modern Healthcare, December 14, 2016. Hospitals must develop post-acute care networks to earn incentives. 2) Drugmakers Push Profitable, but Unproven Opioid… 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 allege $900 million in fake medical bills, kickbacks and other health care fraud. The Washington Post, June 22, 2016. The Department of Justice announced that it performed the largest takedown for Medicare and… Read the rest »

The answer is “yes.”  Did you know that drug companies are required to report to the government any payments or financial interest they pay to any doctor?  Starting August 1, 2013, the “Physician Payment Sunshine Act” requires manufacturers of drugs, devices and medical supplies to track and report payments and ownership interests of doctors with… Read the rest »

A little known section of ObamaCare provides that States who use a pharmaceutical managed care benefit for drugs dispensed to Medicaid patients will get a rebate.  Many states are moving toward this approach to save on costs.  Since most states will have a large increase in Medicaid patients, it will be important for you as… Read the rest »