Saranas ’ Early Bird catches nod from FDA
Saranas said today that FDA has granted its Early Bird endovascular bleed monitoring system de novo designation. The Early Bird device includes a vascular access sheath with embedded sensors that are designed to detect and monitor bleeding from a blood vessel accidentally injured during endovascular procedures, such as TAVR, large-bore hemodynamic support device placement, or other complex cardiovascular interventions in which the femoral artery or vein is used to obtain vascular access. The technology was invented at the Texas Heart Institute. A recent study of more than 17,000 large-bore transcatheter interventions from ...
Source: Mass Device - March 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Patient Monitoring saranas Source Type: news

Robots And AI On Track To Boost The Health Of Medical Care
Japanese nursing homes are using Doppler radar, virtual reality goggles and ultrasonic sensors strapped to patients ’ abdomens to reduce healthcare costs. Welcome to the future. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jon Markman, Contributor Source Type: news

Swiss heart valve dev Novostia raises $7m
Swiss cardiovascular device developer Novostia said today it raised $6.5 million (CHF 6.5 million) to support its novel heart valve device. The Neuchâtel-based company said that the valve, which will be designed for use as both an aortic and mitral valve replacement, is designed from the company’s proprietary high-performance biocompatible polymer. Novostia said that the design, as well as the materials that make up the valve, eliminate the need for lifelong anticoagulant medication use or future replacements as well as the elimination of clicking noises often associated with the valves. “Our technology s...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat novostia Source Type: news

Greater options for employers to control healthcare costs, expand coverage offerings
Navigating the complex healthcare benefits environment can be a confusing and expensive proposition for employers across industries. While mainstream packages are typically built with a one-size-fits-most philosophy, the majority of workforces have diverse and often divergent needs. From the 20-something singleton to the employee with a family of four or the empty nester couple with increasing specialized needs, a workforce’s needs run the gamut and often drive up the costs that companies are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lovitt & Touch é Source Type: news

4 ways to guide employees to better healthcare options
“Do you accept this insurance?” “What is my copay?” Most employees know enough about their own health plan to ask these questions at a doctor’s office or when scheduling an appointment. They know to avoid clinics that do not accept their plan. They also understand that they may be respon sible for a portion of the charges – regardless of their insurance.   What employees may not understand? That they have a lot more control over healthcare costs than they realize. Employees who are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lovitt & Touch é Source Type: news

3 ways employers are taking charge of healthcare costs
For the sixth consecutive year, the cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits continues to skyrocket, according to the nonprofit National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey  2019 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design. Results also project an additional 5-percent increase in 2019. As these costs continue to escalate, many businesses are searching for solutions to help them contain employee benefit expenditures. In fact, for many organizations the cost of employee benefits… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lovitt & Touch é Source Type: news

Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027 Healthcare Costs Projected to Be Almost 20% of US GDP by 2027
Healthcare expenditures are expected to grow by 5.5% per year over the next decade, according to CMS projections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How will Brits in Spain cope with no-deal Brexit?
British pensioners in Europe worry about healthcare costs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walmart and Home Depot Employ Copay Accumulators to Keep Employee Healthcare Costs Down and Encourage Utilization of Generic Prescription Drugs
While clinical laboratories may not be directly affected by copay accumulators, anything that affects patients’ ability to pay for healthcare will likely impact lab revenues as well Here’s a new term and strategy that some big employers are deploying in an attempt to control the choice of health benefits provided to their employees. The term […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 1, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans American Hospital Association American Society of Health-S Source Type: news

What do we know about the healthcare costs of extreme heat exposure? A comprehensive literature review - Wondmagegn BY, Xiang J, Williams S, Pisaniello D, Bi P.
Exposure to extreme heat can lead to a range of heat-related illnesses, exacerbate pre-existing health conditions and cause increased demand on the healthcare system. A projected increase in temperature may lead to greater healthcare expenditure, however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

After the Product-Centric Medical Industry – What’s Next?
For decades, the medical device industry has reaped rewards by providing new technologies and solutions that improve healthcare delivery. Now, more than 8000 new medical devices enter the U.S. market each year1 as the industry faces sweeping changes that will not only impact the life cycle of many existing products, but also future innovations. New payment models, patients replacing physicians as stewards of their care, a changing regulatory framework, and data as a central solution to implement these strategies are all converging trends requiring medical device makers to prepare their organizations to adapt to...
Source: MDDI - January 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: David Hahn Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

NACDS Demonstrates Need for DIR Fee Reform in Comments to CMS
Supports agency proposal to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs, reduce overall healthcare costs, improve patient health, and address drastically unfair reimbursement to pharmacies(PRWeb January 25, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/nacds_demonstrates_need_for_dir_fee_reform_in_comments_to_cms/prweb16059269.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening: One Size Does Not Fit All Lung Cancer Screening: One Size Does Not Fit All
In an era highly focused on healthcare costs, can the expense of lung cancer screening be justified?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Lung cancer screening complications may be higher than expected
(Reuters Health) - Invasive follow-up tests to examine abnormalities found with lung cancer screening may lead to more complications and extra healthcare costs than doctors previously thought, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The healthcare costs of intoxicated patients who survive ICU admission are higher than non-intoxicated ICU patients: a retrospective study combining healthcare insurance data and data from a Dutch national quality registry - van Beusekom I, Bakhshi-Raiez F, De Keizer NF, de Lange DW.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the healthcare costs of intoxicated ICU patients in the year before and the year after ICU admission, and to compare their healthcare costs with non-intoxicated ICU patients and a population based control g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scanner Helps Find Areas Most at Risk to Develop Pressure Ulcers
Bruin Biometrics (BBI) is looking to shake up the way patients are assessed for pressure ulcers with its SEM scanner. FDA granted de novo marketing authorization for the device which can help uncover a patient’s risk for bedsores and gauge whether there is tissue damage. The current standard for assessing pressure ulcers requires clinicians or healthcare givers to visually inspect patients' skin and remember to turn them over in their beds every few hours. The current standard also relies on risk assessment scales that judge which patients are most at risk for developing pressure ulcers and monitor them. ...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Sterilization Source Type: news

Leap in marketing spending pushing up healthcare costs
Medical marketing spending has ballooned over the last 20 years, causing some to call for more oversight, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Clinical Trial Aims To Detect Cancer With A Quick Breathalyzer Test
A new test for cancer which analyzes molecules in breath could revolutionize cancer diagnostics and save billions of dollars in healthcare costs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Medicare ’ s bundled ortho payments yield modest savings
This study indicates that with the right financial incentive, hospitals can save money without compromising quality by sending more patients home rather than to a nursing facility.” Bundled payments are an alternative payment strategy that health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid are experimenting with to reduce expenses. Unlike traditional fee-for-service payments, bundled payments provide a single, fixed payment for a procedure and follow-up care rather than individually paying all parties separately. In January 2016, CMS required all hospitals in 67 geographic areas to participate in the five-year “Comprehensive...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Medicare News Well Orthopedics Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Harvard Medical School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health New England Journal of Medicine Source Type: news

UK scientists test breathalyser for detecting early cancers
Major study at Addenbrooke ’s hospital could lead to cancer detectors in GPs’ surgeriesA breathalyser test that could revolutionise cancer diagnosis is being tested in the UK. The Breath Biopsy device is designed to detect cancer hallmarks in molecules exhaled by patients.Scientists hope it will lead to a simpler, cheaper method of spotting cancers early. The breathalyser has the potential to save thousands of lives and millions of pounds in healthcare costs, its developers have claimed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Cancer Cancer research Science Health Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Ways of integrating care that better coordinate services may benefit patients
This systematic review, part of the NIHR Signal series, looks at international literature to understand how new care models may affect patients, providers and systems. It includes a qualitative review of attitudes, barriers and enablers of integration and finds new integrated care models can increase patient satisfaction, perceived quality of care and improve access to services. It is less clear whether there may be effects on hospital admissions, appointments or healthcare costs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gingrich stumps for medical device tax repeal
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich this week published an editorial with StatNews urging members of Congress to repeal the medical device tax. In the opinion piece, Gingrich calls the tax “misguided” and “job-killing” and suggested that the 2.3% tax, which was levied on medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, “threatens growth and innovation in America’s healthcare industry.” The tax has seen two major delays so far, having been on hold since 2014, but is set to go back into full effect on 2020. Gingrich claims that the tax unfairly affects smaller device m...
Source: Mass Device - December 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

Can better cancer care lower company's health costs?
When companies try to tackle rising healthcare costs, shifting more of the burden to employees is increasingly the strategy of choice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

With back pain, depression tied to higher healthcare spending
(Reuters Health) - - When patients with painful back problems are also depressed, they have significantly higher healthcare costs than back-pain patients without depression, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Can Nanotechnologies Aid Implantable Drug-Delivery Systems?
Implantable technologies have come a long way over the years, and advancements in micro and nanotechnologies have helped device developers continue to push the envelope even further. Within the realm of drug delivery, advances in nanotechnologies have consistently improved patient outcomes by enabling sustained drug delivery to help treat chronic conditions. These scalable technologies have even offered localized drug delivery that can further improve bioavailability. While many of these technologies offer a variety of opportunities, we’re still eagerly awaiting to see the impact of these advancements onc...
Source: MDDI - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Implants Source Type: news

Debate: Is the gut or the brain more important in regulating appetite and metabolism?
(Society for Endocrinology) Whether gut or brain hormones are more important for the regulation of appetite and metabolism is not clearly defined. Imbalances in the control of appetite and metabolism can lead to obesity and diabetes, which have a negative impact on people's health and healthcare costs. In a live debate to be held at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow, leading experts will debate this issue in a session entitled, 'This house believes that the gut is the conductor of the endocrine orchestra.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study aims to reduce the use of oral antibiotics for ear infections in children
Middle ear infections, known medically as acute otitis media (AOM), are common painful infections in children, for which there are up to three million treatment episodes in England and Wales each year. They are often treated with antibiotics by mouth. However, these can cause side effects like rashes, diarrhoea and vomiting, and their over-use contributes to the growing global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, King ’ s College London and Imperial College London, are collaborating on a new study to investigate alternative treatments, which they hope will...
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

CDC doubles recommended weekly exercise time for Americans
About 80 percent of Americans don't get enough daily physical activity, causing them to ring up close to $117 billion dollars in annual healthcare costs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German health minister calls for faster adoption of biosimilar drugs
Germany's health minister Jens Spahn has called for faster adoption of cheaper copies of biotech drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases to reign in rising public healthcare costs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

These Founders Use Empathy To Revolutionize The U.S. Healthcare System
With high healthcare costs and poor health outcomes, the U.S. medical system is ripe for disruption. This duo of Harvard and MIT computer science graduates have built software to help better facilitate care management of patients driven from their own experiences with the healthcare system. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Frederick Daso, Contributor Source Type: news

Costs, Outcome and Cost-Effectiveness of Neurocritical Care Costs, Outcome and Cost-Effectiveness of Neurocritical Care
A new study assesses the healthcare costs and long-term outcomes associated with the treatment of neurocritical illnesses in the ICU.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Myomo posts Q3 earnings, touts Medicare win
Shares in Myomo fell slightly today after the medical device maker posted Q3 earnings that narrowly missed Wall Street expectations, and announced reimbursement wins with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company posted losses of $7.6 million, or 21¢ per share, on sales of $610,000 for the three months ended September 30, seeing losses shrink 25.2% while sales grew 24.5% compared with the same period during the previous year. Losses-per-share were just behind the 19¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts expected to see sales of approximately $767,000, which...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Myomo Inc Source Type: news

New report shows viability of reversing cost of diabetes, driving significant savings impact
(MWWPR) As Americans head to the polls this coming Tuesday, a top issue for all voters is the rising cost of healthcare. A new report has found that addressing chronic diseases, and in particular diabetes, could save tens of billions of dollars in healthcare costs annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fresenius Medical touts Crit-Line hemodialysis fluid management studies
Fresenius Medical Care‘s (NYSE:FMS) renal therapies group today released results from four studies of its Crit-Line monitor that looked to explore the relation between relative blood volume monitoring (RBV-M) and patient outcomes. Data from the studies were presented at the 2018 American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week Symposium in San Diego, Calif. Results from two of the studies indicated that managing fluid with RBV-M resulted in reduced hospitalizations for patients new to hemodialysis, and provided a “positive return on investment,” according to a press release. A retrospective database ana...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Fresenius Source Type: news

Employers: How To Beat Rising Healthcare Costs
If companies are serious about managing and reducing their healthcare costs, they need to focus on effective chronic disease management. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alan Kohll, Contributor Source Type: news

6 tips on how to prepare for healthcare costs in retirement
A 65-year-old couple can expect to pay $404,253 for medical care during retirement, while a 55-year-old couple planning to retire 10 years from now will be looking at a healthcare bill of $498,962. Admittedly, these can be sobering numbers, but don’t panic. Here are six tips for getting an early jump on paying for healthcare as you enter your golden years. 1. Don’t just save — save with a plan. Psychological studies have shown that abstract goals are harder to achieve than concrete o nes.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: U.S Bank Wealth Management Source Type: news

Radiologists influence cost of incidental MRI follow-up
When radiologists find incidental pancreatic cysts on MRI scans, patients can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast US more accurately types pancreatic lesions Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs USPSTF seeks comment on pancreatic cancer guidance PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings Primary care doctors want help with incidental findings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CVS, Aetna Win U.S. Approval for $69 Bln Merger CVS, Aetna Win U.S. Approval for $69 Bln Merger
Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp won U.S. antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, paving the way for a combination the companies say can help cut soaring U.S. healthcare costs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Community-based techniques to tackle obesity
Obesity - a leading cause of preventable illness and death - has soared in Europe in recent decades. Analysis by EU-funded researchers has helped identify integrated, community-based approaches to tackle the problem. The findings could foster new ways to save lives and cut healthcare costs. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - October 11, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and healthcare costs in adult life - Loxton D, Townsend N, Dolja-Gore X, Forder P, Coles J.
The current study aims to present the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences and examine the healthcare costs associated with primary, allied, and specialist healthcare services. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health is a general health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Little Things Matter for Healthcare Costs
(MedPage Today) -- Medicare rules sometimes get in the way of efficiency, senators told (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 3, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical Bankruptcy Is Much Less Common Than Elizabeth Warren Tells You
Reducing people's exposure to healthcare costs won't necessarily have a huge impact on bankruptcy rates. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Gilead to launch generic versions of its hepatitis drugs
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday it plans to launch generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs in the United States, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Paying People To Lower Their Cholesterol Works But Is It Cost-Effective?
Offering financial rewards to patients who lower their bad cholesterol by adhering to statin regimens could help prevent heart disease, but there are lingering questions about whether such a strategy is worth the added healthcare costs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Motus GI wins FDA nod for Pure-Vu slim colonoscopy sleeve
Motus GI said today that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Pure-Vu slim sleeve as part of its Pure-Vu system, intended for use during slim colonoscopies. With the clearance of the Pure-Vu slim sleeve, Motus GI said that the Pure-Vu system is now cleared for the full range of procedures in the colonoscopy market, with an estimated 30% of procedures performed with a slim colonoscope. The Pure-Vu slim sleeve was designed to be compatible with smaller diameters and more flexible slim colonoscopes and features additional enhancements to its low friction lubricious coating tech to aid in navigation, the Ft. Lauderdale, Fl...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance MOTUS GI Source Type: news

Youth Soccer Injury Prevention Program Saves Healthcare Costs Youth Soccer Injury Prevention Program Saves Healthcare Costs
An injury prevention program tailored to children's soccer is not only more effective than typical warmups and stretches at keeping players safe, it's also associated with lower healthcare costs, a Swiss study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Hospitals saved money under Medicare bundled-payment program
Medicare payments for lower extremity joint replacement care fell by 3.3% among participating hospitals compared to a control group in the first year of a bundled payment pilot program, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Quality of care was maintained in both settings, the federal health insurer said. CMS required all hospitals in 67 geographic areas to participate in the five-year “Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement” (CJR) program aimed at lowering healthcare costs and improving outcomes. The program went into effect in January 2016 and bundles payments for hip and ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Wall Street Beat Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Reimbursement value-based healthcare Source Type: news

Here's one reason why US healthcare costs so much
(University of Chicago Booth School of Business) New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that Medicare could save about $4.6 billion a year--with no harm to patients--by simply eliminating the concept of long-term care hospitals and reimbursing the institutions as skilled nursing facilities instead. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amazon-Berkshire-JPM healthcare bet taps Comcast ’ s Stoddard for COO | Personnel Moves, Sept. 10, 2018
Amazon-Berkshire-JPM healthcare bet taps Comcast’s Stoddard for COO The healthcare joint venture started by Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan tapped former Comcast executive Jack Stoddard to be its COO, reporting to CEO Dr. Atul Gawande. Stoddard was a co-founder of Accolade, a startup backed by the cable giant that helps workers manage their health benefits, and was also in on the creation of Optum, later acquired by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), CNBC reported. Gawande was tapped to lead the still-unnamed venture in June. It’s unclear exactly what the JV’s goal is, but JPM CEO ...
Source: Mass Device - September 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Amazon Berkshire Hathaway conformis DarioHealth Corp General Electric gerresheimer JP Morgan Chase Lantheus personnel-moves Phillips-Medisize royalphilips second-sight-medical starkey Source Type: news