Arthritis Drugs Show How U.S. Drug Prices Defy Economics

Dec 22, 2017 at 09:15 pm by Staff

  Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News   Renda Bower knows well the cost of drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis - her husband, son and daughter all have the painf.... Read More

Billing Under Another's Provider Number Can Cause Trouble

Dec 21, 2017 at 07:48 pm by Staff

By EMMA CECIL, JD An Oklahoma physician recently agreed to pay the government $580,000 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to t.... Read More

Drug Industry Spent Millions To Squelch Talk About High Drug Prices

Dec 20, 2017 at 08:18 pm by Staff

  Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News Facing bipartisan hostility over high drug prices in an election year, the pharma industry's biggest trade group boosted revenue by ne.... Read More

Urgent Needs in Emergency Medical Education

Dec 17, 2017 at 02:23 pm by Staff

KELLI MURRAY, MedSpeaks Life in 2017 is a real double-edged sword. On the one hand we have modern privileges like an open and free Internet, the ability to see and talk to.... Read More

Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

Dec 14, 2017 at 07:36 pm by Staff

  Emily Forman, Side Effects Public Media, Kaiser Health News When President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulat.... Read More

CPASpeak: Charitable Giving

Dec 09, 2017 at 10:50 pm by Staff

By DALIA CANTOR As the holidays approach we are accustomed to making charitable contributions and usually don't even think twice about it. After back-to-back storms pumme.... Read More

Like it or Not, The Green Rush is Coming: Are You Ready?

Dec 08, 2017 at 09:10 pm by Staff

By BRETT PUFFENBARGER Let's cut straight to the point...Cannabis is the next "dot com" boom, or gold rush. The Orange County Commissioners just voted unanimously to allow dis.... Read More

Pace Of U.S. Health Spending Slows In 2016

Dec 07, 2017 at 08:27 pm by Staff

  Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News   U.S. health spending rose to $3.3 trillion in 2016, but the pace slowed compared to the previous two years as demand for dru.... Read More

CVS Health to Acquire Aetna

Dec 04, 2017 at 09:02 pm by Staff

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), a company at the forefront of changing the health care landscape, and Aetna (NYSE: A.... Read More

Whistleblower: Medicaid Managed-Care Firm Improperly Denied Care To Thousands

Dec 03, 2017 at 11:37 am by Staff

  Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News In early October, an executive at one of the nation's largest physician-practice management firms handed her bosses the equivalent of.... Read More

AID's Actions on Capitol Hill - Part Three

Dec 02, 2017 at 04:32 pm by Staff

In our three-part series covering AID's activities in Washington DC, two recent member updates shared news of AID's visits late last month with representatives from the Federa.... Read More

Marketplace Confusion Opens Door To Questions About Skinny Plans

Nov 30, 2017 at 07:16 pm by Staff

  Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Consumers coping with the high cost of health insurance are the target market for new plans claiming to be lower-cost alternatives t.... Read More

Taken For A Ride? Ambulances Stick Patients With Surprise Bills

Nov 28, 2017 at 08:49 pm by Staff

  Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News One patient got a $3,660 bill for a 4-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from one hospital that could not handle his.... Read More

FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada

Nov 23, 2017 at 12:42 am by Staff

  Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts across Cen.... Read More

Independent Doctors Group Expands in Penn, Texas

Nov 22, 2017 at 09:18 am by Staff

Frustrated by the increasing pressures on independent doctors to sell out to hospitals and health systems, doctors in Pennsylvania and Texas have banded together to form the.... Read More

California Firm Running Physician Practices Is Closing Down as Scrutiny Ramps Up

Nov 16, 2017 at 07:24 pm by Staff

  Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News SynerMed, a company that manages physician practices serving hundreds of thousands of Medicaid and Medicare patients across Californi.... Read More

AID's Actions on Capitol Hill - Part Two

Nov 16, 2017 at 01:49 pm by Staff

Talking to CMS about Pay Parity Paying doctors the same amount for the same services regardless of where those services are performed has long been a goal for AID. Payment par.... Read More

Can Apps Slay The Medical Bill Dragon?

Nov 16, 2017 at 01:54 am by Staff

  Jocelyn Wiener Kaiser Health News Rachael Norman needed to submit a pile of out-of-network medical bills to her insurance company for reimbursement. Short on time, s.... Read More

DOH-Orange Phone Number Changes

Nov 15, 2017 at 02:11 pm by Staff

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) is currently in the process of migrating phones to a new system. With the change, some offices will now have.... Read More

AMA Adopts New Policies at 2017 Interim Meeting

Nov 15, 2017 at 01:53 pm by Staff

The American Medical Association (AMA), the premier national physician organization in the country, voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the vot.... Read More

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