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His Wife Died in the Santa Fe School Shooting. The World ’ s Sympathy May Keep Him Alive.
William Tisdale ’ s GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical treatment for a fatal lung disease took off after his wife was killed in the Texas shooting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL VICTOR Tags: Santa Fe, Tex, Shooting (2018) GoFundMe william tisdale cynthia tisdale School Shootings and Armed Attacks Crowdfunding (Internet) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Want to See Your Baby? In China, It Can Cost You
A hospital demanded that a woman pay her bills before she could see her newborn twins, illustrating a plight that many face in the Chinese medical system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUI-LEE WEE Tags: China Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Tampa law firm expands health care practice with a managed care legal expert from WellCare
Her experience on the regulatory side of health care started with turn as a fraud and abuse attorney in Washington, D.C., for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Centene subsidiary wins correctional contract in Arizona
St. Louis-based managed care provider Centene announced last week that one of its subsidiaries had won a contract to provide health care services to prisoners in adult and juvenile facilities in Tucson, Arizona. The Pima County Board of Supervisors awarded Centurion Detention Health Services with the contract, which will be administered by the county's department of behavioral health. The three-year contract will begin July 1 and includes two optional years to renew, according to a press release. Centuri on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Barbers and Barbering Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Obesity Source Type: news

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘ Avoidable ’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON, MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Health Insurance and Managed Care Anthem Inc Consumer Protection Hospitals Doctors Source Type: news

Trump ’ s New Health and Human Services Secretary Is a Joyful Regulator
In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Azar, Alex M II Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Amid public offering, CCHN raises $1.1M
Ahead of Medicaid reform in the state, Carolina Complete Health Network has raised just north of $1.1 million to be applied to the formation of a physician-led health plan. The health plan is expected to bid against the likes of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Aetna, among other potential payers, for Medicaid managed care work in North Carolina. The state’s transition from an existing fee-for-service model is slated for July of next year. The roughly $1.1 million w as raised in a private placement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Even Higher-Income Americans are Frustrated with High Health Insurance Costs; Many Drop Coverage and Switch to Concierge Care; Clinical Laboratories May Be Affected by Trend
From reduced medical laboratory test ordering to dealing with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are impacted daily by rising healthcare costs. Until now, however, one demographic was not affected—affluent Americans. But that is no longer the case. According to Bloomberg, thousands of people—some earning more than $125,000 a year—are now […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement ACA Affordable Care Act anatomic pathology Apex Management Group clinical laboratory concierge care Dark Daily dark intelligence Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980
The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Longevity Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Economy Nineteen Hundred Eighties Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Plan to Lower Drug Prices Diverges From Campaign Promise
The president said he would promote more competition among pharmaceutical companies, but didn ’ t call for Medicare to directly negotiate lower prices or consumers to be able to import low-cost drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Trump Promises Lower Drug Prices, but Drops Populist Solutions
The president said he would promote more competition among pharmaceutical companies, but didn ’ t call for Medicare to directly negotiate lower prices or consumers to be able to import low-cost drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Trump Outlines Plan to Lower Drug Prices
The president said he would promote more competition, but broke with promises that he made while campaigning, like calling for Medicare to negotiate lower prices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and PETER BAKER Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Comments sought on Centene's $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care
The New York attorney general said she wants public comments as part of the office's review of Centene Corp.'s $3.75 billion purchase of Fidelis Care. St. Louis-based Centene last month received approval for the deal from the New York Department of Health and the New York Department of Financial Services. The nonprofit Fidelis Care is the leading government health plan in New York, which is the country's second largest managed care state by membership. Centene originally announced the proposed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

New York attorney general seeks comment on Centene's $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care
The New York attorney general said she wants public comments as part of the office's review of Centene Corp.'s $3.75 billion purchase of Fidelis Care. Centene last month received approval for the deal from the New York Department of Health and the New York Department of Financial Services. The nonprofit Fidelis Care is the leading government health plan in New York, which is the country's second largest managed care state by membership. Cen tene originally announced the proposed acquisition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Consumers Struggle to Find EpiPens
The F.D.A. says the shortage of the lifesaving device is ‘ short-term, ’ but patients say it has been hard to find for months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shortages Epinephrine (Drug) Medical Devices Allergies Factories and Manufacturing Health Insurance and Managed Care Mylan Inc Impax Laboratories Inc Pfizer Inc Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Top 150+ 2018: No. 84 Delmar Gardens Enterprises
2017 revenue: $281.6 million FLAT A 4 percent cut in Missouri’s Medicaid skilled care reimbursements, a 2 percent cap on Medicare increases and negligible increases for managed care combined to limit Delmar Gardens Enterprises to minimal revenue growth in 2017 revenue. Those factors, according to President and CEO Gabe Gr ossberg, should continue and restrict the company, which specializes in health care for the elderly.  Some highlights for the year came in its licensed assisted-living business,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150+ 2018: No. 84 Delmar Gardens Enterprises
2017 revenue: $281.6 million FLAT A 4 percent cut in Missouri’s Medicaid skilled care reimbursements, a 2 percent cap on Medicare increases and negligible increases for managed care combined to limit Delmar Gardens Enterprises to minimal revenue growth in 2017 revenue. Those factors, according to President and CEO Gabe Gr ossberg, should continue and restrict the company, which specializes in health care for the elderly.  Some highlights for the year came in its licensed assisted-living business,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

DASH Bright Spot: Partnering with Managed Care Organizations to Share Data for Community Health Improvement
Health departments are increasingly recognizing that managed care organizations (MCOs) can be critical allies in working collaboratively to share key data and understand health outcomes and health care service utilization in their communities. The Allegheny County Health Department is one example of a public health agency that has forged successful partnerships with MCOs in order to work towards shared population health goals. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles
When people must pay thousands of dollars before their insurance kicks in, studies show, they postpone necessary tests and treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Breast Cancer Health Insurance and Managed Care Komen, Susan G, for the Cure Source Type: news

When Doctors Downplay Women ’ s Health Concerns
Bias can lead doctors to dismiss women ’ s health problems. Here ’ s how to get the care you need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAMILLE NOE PAG Á N Tags: Women and Girls Discrimination Health Insurance and Managed Care Anxiety and Stress Doctors Source Type: news

Medicaid Managed Care and the Rural Exception: A Review of Issues and Perspectives from the Field (May 2018)
To examine the intersection of state Medicaid procedures with rural populations, study reviews Medicaid waivers current as of September 2017, supplemented with calls to State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs), state Medicaid offices, and other relevant stakeholders in an attempt to understand the process of waiver development. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Centene wins 5-year contract in Florida
Sunshine Health, a Florida-based subsidiary of Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) has has been selected by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for a contract to provide physical and behavioral health care services through  Florida's Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program. Financial terms of the deal were not set but Sunshine would provide services to the SMMC program, which serves more than 3.2 million health care beneficiaries, through September 2023. The contract is pending… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Joe Dwyer Source Type: news

Centene wins 5-year contract in Florida
Sunshine Health, a Florida-based subsidiary of Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) has has been selected by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for a contract to provide physical and behavioral health care services through  Florida's Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program. Financial terms of the deal were not set but Sunshine would provide services to the SMMC program, which serves more than 3.2 million health care beneficiaries, through September 2023. The contract is pending… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joe Dwyer Source Type: news

Centene to offer $2.6 billion in stock to fund acquisition
Managed care provider Centene Corp. has announced a $2.6 billion offering of common stock with net proceeds going to help finance its $3.75 billion purchase of Fidelis Care. The offering will be led by Barclays, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Securities, Evercore ISI and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as the book-running managers, according to a release. Centene also will grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $260 million in shares of common stock. Th e acquisition to acquire Fidelis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Valeritas Presented New Data Demonstrating use of V-Go & #194; & #174; Wearable Insulin ...
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 30, 2018 - Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLRX), a medical technology company which offers patients with diabetes V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, affordable, all-in-one insulin delivery option that is worn like a patch and can eliminate the need for taking multiple daily shots, last week presented positive findings from a new study during the poster presentations at the AMCP Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting held in Boston,...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

For Cancer Centers, Proton Therapy ’ s Promise Is Undercut by Lagging Demand
Hospitals and private investors keep pumping vast sums of money into an advanced type of radiology whose effectiveness, in many cases, has not yet been shown to justify its price. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAY HANCOCK Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prostate Cancer Radiation Particle Accelerators Law and Legislation Emanuel, Ezekiel J Food and Drug Administration Georgetown University University of Maryland Medical Center Memorial Sloan-Kettering Ca Source Type: news

Ohio managed care organizations
Looking for information for Ohio managed care organization open enrollment for 2018? We list the 12 MCOs from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation with their 2017 report card information. Data is from the Ohio BWC and individual MCOs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Self-Care Courses Can Come With Sticker Shock
Hospitals lure diabetes patients with self-management classes, but the education can come with a high price tag. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE APPLEBY, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Diabetes Hospitals Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Advertising and Marketing Source Type: news

How States Structure Medicaid Managed Care to Meet the Unique Needs of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (April 2018)
This issue brief identifies key state strategies and innovative policies in the areas of managed care eligibility for subpopulations of CYSHCN, identification and assessments of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) enrolled in managed care, access to care and network adequacy, quality measurement and improvement, and state agency partnerships. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Six States Use Medicaid Managed Care to Serve the Unique Needs of Children with Special Health Care Needs
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), studied how six states (Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia) designed their managed care systems to serve CYSHCN and examine some of their best practices and strategies to meet the needs of these children in this report. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Care Coordination for Children With Special Needs in Medicaid: Lessons From Medicare
Study provides actionable recommendations for improving care coordination programs for children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) in Medicaid managed care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physician-led health plan partners with CCPN ahead of NC Medicaid reform
Amid North Carolina ’s move to Medicaid managed care from a fee-for-service model, which is slated for implementation in 2019, a physician-led health plan has partnered with Community Care Physician Network. CCPN – an integrated physician network established by Community Care of North Carolina – has inked a new agreement with MeridianHealth, a family-owned group of health plans based in Michigan and Illinois. Meridian plans to respond to the request for proposal currently being developed by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Makes US Healthcare So Expensive? It ’s Price, Not Overutilization, Say Researchers at IHME and UCLA
Recent studies exploring the economics behind the high price of US healthcare independently point to the price of labor, goods, services, administrative costs, and pharmaceuticals as primary reason why the US spends almost twice as much as peer countries on healthcare It is regularly reported that the cost of healthcare in the United States is […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 16, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Aaron Carroll MD MS AMA american medical association anatomic pathology Austin Frakt PhD Source Type: news

Republicans Couldn ’ t Knock Down Obamacare. So They ’ re Finding Ways Around It.
Alongside one health care market, a parallel one, with fewer rules. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) States (US) United States Politics and Government Verma, Seema Source Type: news

The Checkup: Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions Rising in Children
The rate of emergency room visits for anaphylaxis more than doubled, to 3.5 visits per 10,000 children in 2016 from 1.4 in 2010. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Allergies Anaphylactic Shock Peanuts Health Insurance and Managed Care Emergency Medical Treatment Source Type: news

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care
Big corporations — giant retailers and health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Doctors Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Health Insurance and Managed Care CVS Caremark Corporation UnitedHealth Group Inc Walmart Stores Inc Aetna Inc Humana Inc Source Type: news

CareSource makes another leadership change
CareSource, one of the largest companies in the Dayton region, is making another change to its leadership team. Nearly a week after announcing its next CEO, the Dayton-based health insurer has named David Finkel as its new executive vice president of markets. Finkel will lead operations to support member growth across the company's five markets: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. He also wi ll oversee the managed care provider's business and provider strategies. Finkel most recently… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care
May 3, 2018 2:30-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment and Program Characteristics, 2016
Report presents data on managed care enrollment and program characteristics at the state level. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- There is considerable variation in the quality of free-text patient directions (Sig) in electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions), according to a study published online April 2 in the Journal of Managed Care&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Final Obamacare Tally Is In. About 400,000 Fewer People Signed Up This Year.
The drop in enrollment was smaller than many expected, given the Trump administration ’ s cutbacks in outreach and efforts to undermine the health law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) HealthCare.gov Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

On Medicine: Can Doctors Choose Between Saving Lives and Saving a Fortune?
Physicians grapple with the extraordinary cost of medical care in America. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicine and Health Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) United States Europe Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Value and Limitations of a Cardiac Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

Personal Health: One More Heart Test to Consider: A Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

Acuity Link, Cataldo Ambulance Service partner to enhance Boston area non-emergency transport service
BOSTON – Acuity Link, a provider of software solutions used to automate and optimize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and Cataldo Ambulance Service, the leading medical transportation provider in the Northeast U.S., have partnered to enhance the medical transportation operations for multi-level health care systems and patients. Cataldo will begin utilizing Acuity Link’s transportation logistics software to coordinate its non-emergency transportation operations, which h will provide improved efficiency, transparency and end-results for the health care entities serviced by the company and their pa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Acuity Link, Cataldo Ambulance Service partner to enhance Boston area non-emergency transport service
BOSTON – Acuity Link, a provider of software solutions used to automate and optimize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and Cataldo Ambulance Service, the leading medical transportation provider in the Northeast U.S., have partnered to enhance the medical transportation operations for multi-level health care systems and patients. Cataldo will begin utilizing Acuity Link’s transportation logistics software to coordinate its non-emergency transportation operations, which h will provide improved efficiency, transparency and end-results for the health care entities serviced by the company and their pa...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services-Exemptions for States With High Managed Care Penetration Rates and Rate Reduction Threshold
A request for comment has been posted about new proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would provide state flexibility from certain regulatory access to care requirements within the Medicaid program. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on May 22, 2018. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicare Is Cracking Down on Opioids. Doctors Fear Pain Patients Will Suffer.
Officials are close to limiting doses of the painkillers, but doctors say doing so could put older patients into withdrawal or lead them to buy deadly street drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Health Insurance and Managed Care Kertesz, Stefan G Trump, Donald J Medicare Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news