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GAO calls on CMS to continue prior authorization experiments
The Government Accountability Office urged the CMS to continue several experiments that require providers and medical equipment suppliers to prove they are meeting certain standards before being paid, as that could save the agency billions.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 4:00 PM
Supreme Court rules in favor of Epic in arbitration case
The justices ruled 5-4 that employers can prohibit their employees from turning to class-action litigation to resolve workplace disputes.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Kaiser invests $200 million to fight homelessness
Health system giant Kaiser Permanente is committing $200 million to fight housing insecurity as it begins seeking investment opportunities as a way to improve community health.

POSTED MAY 21, 2018 4:00 PM
CEO Power Panel: Health systems find consumerism drives innovation
As consumer tech companies enter the healthcare market, health systems find that consumerism is driving innovation.

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM
What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?
There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time as the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent efforts...

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM
Commentary: Trump's proposals on drug prices are right to focus on anti-competitive market practices
There are proposals in President Donald Trump's plan that if implemented could ensure stronger competition from generic and biosimilar medicines and thereby increase access and provide financial relief for patients at the pharmacy counter.

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM
The short, white coat no longer measures up for Johns Hopkins residents
After decades of the tradition, Johns Hopkins Hospital no longer requires first-year residents to wear a short, white coat.

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM
Giving heart failure patients the power to control their health
Home health provider Amedisys recently launched a program that gives heart failure patients tools to manage their own health and well-being.

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM
As families struggle to get behavioral health coverage, enforcement of parity laws lags
Providers, advocacy groups and some policymakers are pressing for stronger enforcement of mental health parity laws. But congressional Republicans and Democrats disagree about giving the federal government more enforcement power.

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM
Q&A with Cigna CEO David Cordani on Express Scripts transaction, ACA exchanges
David Cordani doesn't view Cigna as merely a health insurer. The Bloomfield, Conn.-based company, he said, is in the business of delivering "health services." The proposed $54 billion purchase of Express Scripts falls in line with that, he argued.

POSTED MAY 19, 2018 12:01 AM

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