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Republicans Eye Last-Ditch Attempt to Repeal Obamacare, Again
Just two weeks ago, the forecast for Republicans was bleak: the GOP had dramatically failed to repeal Obamacare earlier in the summer, and reports of tension on Capitol Hill made it seem unlikely they would pull it together. But in a startling reversal of fortune over the last week, Republicans lawmakers have resuscitated a new effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The bill in question, Graham-Cassidy, named for its co-sponsors Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Bill Cassidy, has earned the White House’s backing, and received tacit support on Tuesday from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It is better ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Donald Trump Health Care Healthcare Lindsey Graham Mitch McConnell Obamacare Source Type: news

Here ’s How the Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare Would Work
The latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is getting a second wind as it approaches its final deadline. With less than two weeks before a budgetary deadline that would allow the bill to pass with a simple majority, the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill is within a handful of votes from passing. Named for its sponsors: Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, the bill would devolve the current system and let red and blue states go their own way on health care, while cutting federal support over time. It’s a sweeping proposal. Right now, the federal government pays about $110 bil...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Congress Healthcare John McCain Lindsey Graham Obamacare Source Type: news

4 things to know about the top drivers of rising healthcare costs
As a physician as well as a regional president with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texa s (BCBSTX), I am often asked: Why is health care so expensive? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that important question due largely to the complexity of the U.S. health care system. However, there are some current realities – from hospital consolidation to free-standing emergency rooms to prescription drugs prices – which employers as well as their employees should know to understand what is contributing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Esteban L ópez Source Type: news

4 things to know about the top drivers of rising healthcare costs
As a physician as well as a regional president with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas  (BCBSTX), I am often asked: Why is health care so expensive? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that important question due largely to the complexity of the U.S. health care system. However, there are some current realities – from hospital consolidation to free-standing emergency rooms to prescription drugs prices – which employers as well as their employees should know to understand what is contributing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Esteban L ópez Source Type: news

Life-saving post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost effective
(NIH/National Institute of Mental Health) Three interventions designed for follow up of patients who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care. A study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health modeled the use of the approaches in emergency departments and found that all three interventions compare favorably with a standard benchmark of cost-effectiveness used in evaluating healthcare costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Left to Their Own Devices: The Promise and Dangers of IoT-Connected Medical Devices
Connected medical technology has arrived at the most opportune time. Insurance companies, now required to cover people with preexisting conditions, have needed some way to lower the costs of healthcare to balance the expense associated with higher-risk individuals. Connected devices help address this exact problem. iRhythm, for instance, manufactures a device that monitors cardiac activity and relies on machine learning for analysis. Products like these help providers treat more patients while consuming fewer resources. There are also offerings that help doctors monitor patient condition remotely so both parties can s...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Catherine Wagner Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

On Capitol Hill, Gov. Baker Touts Mass. As Example For Healthcare Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) — In his testimony Thursday on Capitol Hill, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker stressed the need for bipartisan solutions in making necessary healthcare reform. “Massachusetts has achieved near-universal coverage, with the highest rate of individuals with health insurance in the nation,” he said during his testimony. “And that’s because we’ve been working and re-working it for more than ten years.” Gov. Charlie Baker testifies about healthcare before a congressional panel. (WBZ-TV) Baker was among a bipartisan group of governors testifying before the U.S. Sena...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Capitol Hill Charlie Baker Congress Elizabeth Warren Healthcare Washington D.C. Source Type: news

Anthem move shows how payors are 'steering' patients
In an effort to contain healthcare costs, insurers are resorting to "steering,"...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study documents decline in imaging use since 2001 3 reasons to re-evaluate your prior authorization strategy How to avoid radiology claim denials: Authorization The top 3 reasons for radiology claim denials Not all clinical decision support software is created equal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novant Health bends its own healthcare cost curve
For nearly a decade, the national imperative has been clear: hospitals, providers and insurers must work together to improve healthcare quality and access, all while lowering the cost. Today, more Americans have insurance than ever before, and studies show that quality is improving in many parts of the country. However, lowering healthcare costs has seemed nearly impossible. In 2016, Novant Health changed that. For the first time in the organization’s history, Novant Health pr ovided care for its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Kati Everett Source Type: news

Novant Health bends its own healthcare cost curve
For nearly a decade, the national imperative has been clear: hospitals, providers and insurers must work together to improve healthcare quality and access, all while lowering the cost. Today, more Americans have insurance than ever before, and studies show that quality is improving in many parts of the country. However, lowering healthcare costs has seemed nearly impossible. In 2016, Novant Health changed that. For the first time in the organization’s history, Novant Health pr ovided care for its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kati Everett Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins positive policy decisions from 3 BCBS providers
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policies for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis system from 3 separate Blue Cross Blue Shield providers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama issued positive medical policies supporting the use of the FFRct technology following coronary computed tomography angiograms for members with stable chest pain. The new positive decisions affect a total of 43 million individuals covered by the 3 companies, joining over 28.5 million individuals already covered by...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

Hefty Price for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Healthcare costs approaching $140,000 for 2 years of care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions climbed 377 percent from 2007 to 2016
(FAIR Health) Private insurance claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions rose 377 percent from 2007 to 2016, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information. Consulting its database of over 23 billion privately billed healthcare procedures, FAIR Health investigated food allergies and anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction that certain foods, as well as other substances, can induce in susceptible individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fidelity Study Predicts Baby Boomer Medical Laboratory Personnel and Pathologists May Defer Their Retirements Due to Increased Healthcare Costs
Rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs could force older clinical laboratory workers to put off retirement plans altogether, even when on Medicare For the past decade, anatomic pathology laboratory executives have been bracing for an expected avalanche of retiring baby boomer medical technicians, histotechnologists, cytotechnologists, clinical chemists, and pathologists who are reaching retirement age. However, rising out-of-pocket […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Adam Stavisky clinical laboratory Commonwealth Fund Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 17, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. 7 diagnostic devices to boost healthcare in the developing world The World Health Organization estimates that a quarter of death and disease globally is caused by hazards and environmental burdens in developing countries with l...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

CMS proposes rolling back bundled payment programs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week proposed rolling back a trio of bundled payment pilot programs aimed at lowering healthcare costs and improving outcomes. The federal health insurer announced its 5-year “Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement” program in July 2015, saying it would involve more than 800 hospitals in 75 geographic areas. The CJR program, which went into effect in January 2016, bundles payments for hip and knee replacements from hospital admission to 90 days after discharge. The payment covers “all related items and services paid under Medicare Part A an...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Healthcare Reform Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Reimbursement valuebasedhealthcare Source Type: news

Abortion After-care Costs Driven Up by Scarcity of Nearby Clinics Abortion After-care Costs Driven Up by Scarcity of Nearby Clinics
The absence of a nearby abortion clinic drives up healthcare costs, a study of California's poor has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

When Abortion Clinics Close, Healthcare Costs Go Up
Women who don't have a nearby abortion clinic seek treatment in hospital emergency rooms, driving up cost. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhanced RN Role in Behavioral Health Care Enhanced RN Role in Behavioral Health Care
Utilizing RNs in behavioral health care may help reduce healthcare costs and improve patient care.Nursing Economics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Abortion after-care costs driven up by scarcity of nearby clinics
(Reuters Health) - The absence of a nearby abortion clinic drives up healthcare costs, a study of California's poor has found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

It ’s Time for Physicians to Address the Cost of Care
(MedPage Today) -- American healthcare costs $10,000 per capita. What are we getting for it? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts 4 positive BCBS policy decisions for its FFRct tech
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policy decisions from 4 different Blue Cross Blue Shield groups across the US for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve technology. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, BCBS of Arizona, BCBS of Idaho and BCBS of Kansas City issued determinations supporting the use of the company’s noninvasive FFRct, following a positive coronary computed tomography angiogram, for patients with stable chest pain. “These new coverage decisions add to the growing number of payers that have reviewed evidence from clinical trials demonstr...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

Benefits of On-Site Clinics Benefits of On-Site Clinics
What benefits might on-site, workplace clinics offer in terms of patient care and healthcare costs?OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

$820 million wasted in failing to attempt Type 2 diabetes prevention efforts
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Lifestyle intervention is the best approach in preventing Type 2 diabetes. However, most patients don't follow through in having a balanced diet and exercise. Prescribing metformin can save $820 million annually in healthcare costs and reduce the number of Type 2 diabetes patients by 20%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rotarix reduces resource use and healthcare costs in USA
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ACTH vs TCH for Breast Cancer in Real-World Setting ACTH vs TCH for Breast Cancer in Real-World Setting
An analysis of the SEER-Medicare database shows that outcomes and healthcare costs for the two chemotherapy regimens are similar, with one difference.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Clinical Use of Wearable Technology
While privacy concerns, accuracy of data collected, and FDA approval are all concerns in wearable technology, interest in clinical use of the devices has already begun. Some devices in use include: Compact electrocardiogram monitor. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two cause of death in American adults. Cardiovascular monitoring is vital to diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and remote patient monitoring assists with this effort. Wristband to monitor epileptic seizures. A device which can detect seizures in patients who have epilepsy can be used to record the tim...
Source: Dragonfly - July 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Source Type: news

FDA Accepts Biologics License Application For Aimovig ™ (erenumab)
Aimovig is an Investigative Migraine-Specific Preventive Therapy Designed for Patients With High Unmet Need Migraine is Associated With Pain, Disability and Nearly $25 Billion in Annual U.S. Healthcare Costs[1],[2] THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for Aimovig™ (erenumab) for the prevention of migraine in patients experiencing four or more migraine days per month. If approved, Aimovig is expected to be the first-and-only mono...
Source: Amgen News Release - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Midwives and doctors need more training on tackling smoking in pregnancy
They are clear on risks but not on how best to talk about them, finds report Related items fromOnMedica Report sets out recommendations for halving smoking in pregnancy Maternal factors explain much of social gradient in child obesity Low birthweight linked to higher mortality right up to adolescence Smoking consumes nearly 6% of global healthcare costs Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bright.MD raises another $8M for " virtual physician's assistant " SmartExam
Portland, Oregon-based  Bright.md has scored a fresh injection of cash in an $8 million Series B funding round aimed at improving patient care and lowering healthcare costs for clinicians. B Capital Group led the round with participation from return backer Seven Peaks Ventures. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Drops Coverage for Non-Emergency ER Visits; Medical Laboratories Could See Drop in ER Clinical Lab Test Orders
Experts concerned people will be unable to judge a true emergency from a minor health concern; patients could be left with a big ER bill if they are wrong Here’s a groundbreaking way payers are keeping healthcare costs down: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia sent letters to its members in May […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 14, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ACEP Affordable Care Act American College of Emergency Physicians Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia clinical laboratory Source Type: news

FDA Grants De Novo Clearance for Z-Medica ’s QuikClot Control+ Only Non-Absorbable Hemostatic Dressing for Severe Bleeding in Internal Organ Space
Wallingford, Conn. - Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces that QuikClot Control+ has been cleared for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the de novo classification process and is designated as a Class II medical device. QuikClot Control+ is the first and only non-absorbable hemostatic dressing cleared for internal organ space use in severely bleeding patients. QuikClot Control+ is indicated for temporary control of internal organ space bleeding for patients displaying class III or class IV bleeding. It may also be used for control of severely bleeding wound...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dave Schemelia Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

FDA Grants De Novo Clearance for Z-Medica ’s QuikClot Control+ Only Non-Absorbable Hemostatic Dressing for Severe Bleeding in Internal Organ Space
Wallingford, Conn. - Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces that QuikClot Control+ has been cleared for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the de novo classification process and is designated as a Class II medical device. QuikClot Control+ is the first and only non-absorbable hemostatic dressing cleared for internal organ space use in severely bleeding patients. QuikClot Control+ is indicated for temporary control of internal organ space bleeding for patients displaying class III or class IV bleeding. It may also be used for control of severely bleeding wound...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dave Schemelia Tags: Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

NanoVibronix touts bacterial reduction in interim UroShield study results
NanoVibronix (NSDQ:NVBXU) today released interim trial results from a study of its UroShield ultrasound device designed to prevent bacteria and biofilms from forming on urinary catheters, touting significant reductions in bacterial numbers. The study, which currently has 22 patients, compared patients treated with placebo devices to those with the UroShield. Upon initiation, each patient in the trial exhibited significant microorganism colonization in both the device and retained urine, the Elmsford, Mass.-based company said. After 30 days, control patients exhibited a similar amounts of indwelling microorganisms, whi...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Sterilization / Calibration NanoVibronix Inc Source Type: news

Forbes Health Stories: The Best Ways To Lower Healthcare Costs, And The Problems With Compassionate Use
Here are all the stories we published yesterday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Hedgecock, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

How Not To Lower Healthcare Costs
A recent healthcare study shows that making doctors aware of lab-test pricing has almost no influence over their medical decision-making. Surprised? You shouldn ’t be. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Publish new tobacco plan as a priority, government urged
Call comes on eve of 10-year anniversary of introduction of UK smoke-free regulations Related items fromOnMedica Smoking cessation Plain pack regulations for cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco in force Cancer charity calls for a ‘tobacco levy’ to save quit services Smoking consumes nearly 6% of global healthcare costs Public Health doctor argues for a smoke-free NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthcare Value Hub
The Healthcare Value Hub can help users find timely information about the policies that help address rising healthcare costs, bringing better value and transparency to consumers. Website provides a road map to some of the key concepts and research findings to help advocates work on healthcare cost and value issues, as well as publications, glossaries and infographics. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China eyes healthcare payment shake-up to trim costs
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will push to diversify how it pays the healthcare costs for its nearly 1.4 billion people in a bid to stem "irrational growth" of medical costs, the finance ministry said in a statement on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tale of Two Nations: The Money
(MedPage Today) -- U.S. healthcare costs more ... much more (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Merck and Premier collaborate to enhance patient care at reduced cost
US-based pharmaceutical company Merck has expanded its collaboration with healthcare company Premier to jointly develop and test solutions that would help improve patient care and wellness while reducing healthcare costs. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Explainer: How Increased Medicaid Spending Is Really a Cut
(MedPage Today) -- When healthcare costs go up faster than the budget, enrollees get less care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya through Innovative Financing
Right to health as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and; contribution to economic development as envisioned in Vision 2030. Credit: JACARANDA HEALTHBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19 2017 (IPS)Every year, one million Kenyans are driven below the poverty line by healthcare-related expenditures. Poverty predisposes them to disease and slows all aspects of growth in the economy. Poor health hobbles economic growth. Noble Laureate in Economics Robert Fogel noted in 1993 that better diets, clothing, housing and quality healthcare all play an important role in generating economic growth. Strengthening healt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Biggest Opportunity for Clinical Laboratory Industry is Utilization Management of Lab Tests, But Only If It Is Done Well
Effective medical lab/physician collaborations to improve how lab tests are ordered and used can deliver big improvements in patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs Utilization management of clinical laboratory tests may be the single hottest trend in laboratory medicine today. Across the nation, medical laboratory scientists and pathologists are getting out of the lab to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 19, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Bobbi Jo Kochevar clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Enteroba Source Type: news

How Device Makers Can Combat Rising Healthcare Costs and Prep for Policy Changes
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - June 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: mthibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

The Senate’s Secret Assault On Older Americans
While cable news has been transfixed by James Comey and Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell has been busy. He is preparing to ram the disastrous health care repeal bill that House Republicans passed last month through the Senate and down the throats of the American people. McConnell isn’t holding hearings on the bill where Senate members get to debate openly and hear testimony from experts. Instead, Senate Republicans are writing the bill in secret. The public, the press, and their Democratic colleagues are all in the dark about the contents of a bill that would reshape one-sixth of the American economy. The only people t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Senate's Stealth Raid on Seniors' Health Care
While cable news has been transfixed by James Comey and Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell has been busy. He is preparing to ram the disastrous health care repeal bill that House Republicans passed last month through the Senate and down the throats of the American people. McConnell isn’t holding hearings on the bill where Senate members get to debate openly and hear testimony from experts. Instead, Senate Republicans are writing the bill in secret. The public, the press, and their Democratic colleagues are all in the dark about the contents of a bill that would reshape one-sixth of the American economy. The only people t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Could Save Nearly $1 Billion With Pembrolizumab Dosing Change
This video examines how a change to weight-based pembrolizumab dosing in first-line PD-L1 –positive lung cancer could save nearly $1 billion in US healthcare costs. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel A. Goldstein, MD Tags: Conferences/ASCO Street Team News Practice & Policy Videos Lung Cancer Source Type: news