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One health system’s experience relevant to looming price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
The Trump administration’s ongoing effort to lower health care costs and increase transparency resumes later this summer when HHS is expected…

Wyanoke Group announces Healio rebranding

August 19, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience for its health provider audiences, the Wyanoke Group is rebranding its live event, digital and publishing…

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Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…

Movers and Shakers

The Core Institute adds new interventional spine, pain management specialist

August 8, 2019
The Core Institute announced the addition of Shad Siddiqi, DO, to its team. According to a press release, he specializes in…

In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…

In the Journals

EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…

Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…

Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain

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Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…

In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…

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Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…

In the Journals

Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.

In the Journals

‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…

Breaking News

Trump issues executive order intended to make health care costs more affordable, transparent

June 24, 2019
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Monday afternoon that seeks to make certain health care prices more affordable. Trump said…

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BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…

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Clinician who sought mental health help shares journey

June 17, 2019
The struggle clinicians face in helping their patients, performing their required paperwork and maintaining a family life, all while maintaining…

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As Trump administration considers importing drugs from Canada, experts analyze risks, benefits

June 4, 2019
The idea of importing prescription drugs from Canada as a means to lower prices is back under scrutiny with President Donald J. Trump verbally…