New AHA Report Finds Hospital Outpatient Revenue Nearing Inpatient Revenue, While CMS Proposes Paying Less for In-hospital Healthcare Services
Clinical laboratories that service both settings could be impacted as new CMS proposed rule attempts to align Medicare’s payment policies for outpatient and in-patient settings Hospital outpatient revenue is catching up to inpatient revenue, according to data released from the American Hospital Association (AHA). This increase is part of a growing trend to reduce healthcare […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 22, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations 2019 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospecti Source Type: news

Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?
Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Medicine and Health Longevity Health Insurance and Managed Care Infant Mortality Source Type: news

One-Third of Patients on Statins Do Not Reach Target Thresholds
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- More than one-third of patients on statin therapy fail to achieve therapeutic thresholds for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Managed Care&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?
Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Longevity Health Insurance and Managed Care Infant Mortality Source Type: news

MARKETPLACE PULSE: Medicaid Managed Care Organizations in the Individual Market
The share of the population in a county with an MMCO in the marketplace increased from 48 percent in 2015 to 57 percent in 2019. Yet there are opportunities for more growth. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - May 20, 2019 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Quality and Value Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

Maternity Leave for Sponsored Runners
A video about female runners losing their pay and health insurance if they are pregnant sends ripples through the running world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEN A. MILLER Tags: Athletics and Sports Running Women and Girls Family Leaves Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Marathon Running Source Type: news

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs
Democrats tied several bills together, trying to hold Republicans to promises to protect coverage of pre-existing conditions and rein in drug costs, but the minority party did not bite. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) House of Representatives United States Politics and Government Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Trump, Donald J Pelosi, Nancy Democratic Party Source Type: news

Recently published White Paper explores effective new ways for clinical labs and pathology groups to reverse the trend of uncollected revenue in an era of higher patient requirements and reimbursement pressures
As a result of the drive toward consumer-driven healthcare, and because of rising health insurance deductibles, patients are increasingly becoming the new payers. Efficient patient access management is now viewed as critical to reversing the resulting trend of uncompensated care, and to meeting the lab’s revenue cycle objectives. As patients take on more risk and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Stem Cell Treatments Flourish With Little Evidence That They Work
The F.D.A. has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and REED ABELSON Tags: Stem Cells Knees Hips Health Insurance and Managed Care Bone Marrow Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Regenexx Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Generic Drugmakers Conspired to Inflate Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say
Over golf outings and at dinners, more than a dozen competitors agreed to keep prices for H.I.V., asthma and cancer drugs artificially high, 44 states allege in a new lawsuit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Generic Brands and Products Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care New Jersey Mylan Inc Pfizer Inc Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Novartis AG Source Type: news

Teva and Other Generic Drugmakers Inflated Prices Up to 1,000%, State Prosecutors Say
Over golf outings and at dinners, more than a dozen competitors agreed to keep prices for H.I.V., asthma and cancer drugs artificially high, 44 states allege in a new lawsuit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Generic Brands and Products Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues Health Insurance and Managed Care New Jersey Mylan Inc Pfizer Inc Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd Novartis AG S Source Type: news

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay
A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and outpatient care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Indiana Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Anthem Inc Medicare Johnson, Robert Wood, Foundation Presidential Election of 2020 Rand Corp Sanders, Bernard your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads
A Trump administration change will require TV ads for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price if it is over $35. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GLENN THRUSH and KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Azar, Alex M II Trump, Donald J your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

WVU Health System's acquisition to make it an integrated financing/delivery network
West Virginia University Health System is taking the first steps toward becoming an integrated health care financing and delivery system with Tuesday's announcement it would merge with a Wheeling, West Virginia-based insurer. Financial terms of the deal between WVU Health System, also known as WVU Medicine, and managed-care provider The Health Plan, weren't disclosed. The Health Plan would become a subsidiary of WVU Health System as a nonprofit corporation. An integrated financing and delivery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Results of Harvard Study into Medicare Costs Offers Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories
Harvard’s study of high-cost Medicare patients offers insights into how medical laboratories can help improve early diagnosis, optimize therapies, and monitor chronic disease Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups supporting Medicare patients understand that a small portion of high-cost patients make up the majority of Medicare spending. Between extended treatment, comorbidities, and the complex nature […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Trump Administration Strengthens ‘ Conscience Rule ’ for Health Care Workers
A shift in the balance between the rights of patient and provider, with religion in the middle. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Religion-State Relations Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Civil Rights and Liberties Freedom of Religion United States Politics and Government Discrimination Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Magellan Health falls far short of analysts' Q1 estimates
Magellan Health Inc. on Thursday fell far short of analysts' net profit expectations for the first quarter, as the Scottsdale-based managed care and pharmacy benefits company gears up for its pivotal annual meeting next month in Brooklyn, New York. At that June 21 meeting, several nominees put forth by an activist investor hedge fund are looking to join the board. The company reported net income for the three months ended March 31 of $431,000, or 2 cents per share, compared with net income of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Barr Source Type: news

Sonic Healthcare Uses Test Data to Create Shared Savings Opportunities for Clinical Laboratory and Providers
Sonic’s data-driven approach to population health management, based on helping clinicians intervene with patients to control healthcare costs, increases the lab’s revenue Sonic Healthcare USA is using clinical laboratory test data to help its client providers improve population health. This effort also has allowed the Austin, Texas-based lab company to share in the savings one […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Trump Administration Files Formal Request to Strike Down All of Obamacare
The court filing, which goes beyond an earlier administration position, is expected to be an issue in the presidential campaign. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Law and Legislation Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Presidential Election of 2020 Justice Department Medicine and Health Source Type: news

‘ Medicare for All ’ Gets Much-Awaited Report. Both Sides Can Claim Victory.
The Congressional Budget Office usually offers detailed estimates, but not in this case. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Federal Budget (US) Congressional Budget Office Medicare Jayapal, Pramila Sanders, Bernard Source Type: news

They Want It to Be Secret: How a Common Blood Test Can Cost $11 or Almost $1,000
Huge price discrepancies like that are unimaginable in other industries. Also unusual: not knowing the fee ahead of time. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Tests (Medical) Hospitals United States Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Risk Adjustment Data Validation
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the release of additional data underlying the proposed policies for the Fee-for-Service (FFS) Adjuster. The notice also extends the comment period on the Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) provisions of the proposed ruleMedicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021 until August 28, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates v...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 30, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

PALTC, The Specialty That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Back in the early 1990s, not long after I hired on full-time with what was then Mission Park Medical Group in Oceanside, CA, I began doing utilization review for our group. We had a lot of Medicare Advantage patients — or “senior managed care lives” as the bean counters would refer to them — and we were trying to figure out ways to improve their care while also lowering costs. Our group was paid on a capitated basis, regardless of how extensive (or expensive) the services these patients received were. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Karl Steinberg Tags: On My Mind Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Risk Adjustment Data Validation
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the release of additional data underlying the proposed policies for the Fee-for-Service (FFS) Adjuster. The notice also extends the comment period on the Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) provisions of the proposed ruleMedicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Medicaid Fee-For-Service, and Medicaid Managed Care Programs for Years 2020 and 2021 until August 28, 2019. This notice is sche...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 25, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Interoperability and Patient Access for Medicare Advantage Organization and Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans in the Federally-facilitated Exchanges and Health Care Providers; Supplement and Extension of Comment Period
Notice of from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extending the comment period for theMarch 4th proposed rule with the same title. Comments are now due on June 3, 2019 and effective dates of policies related to the rule will be adjusted as necessary based on public comments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 23, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reimbursement Expert Advises Pathologists and Hospitals to Ensure Part A Contracts Are Balanced and Reflect Both Fair Market Value and Commercial Reasonableness
When negotiating an effective Part A contract for professional pathology services, the best approach is to structure an agreement that is fair and reasonable to both the hospital and the pathologist. That’s the advice given by Robert Tessier, Senior Reimbursement Consultant, HBP Services, Inc. in an interview with Dark Daily. In his position with the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 22, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?
Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Singapore Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Interoperability and Patient Access for Medicare Advantage Organization and Medicaid Managed Care Plans, State Medicaid Agencies, CHIP Agencies and CHIP Managed Care Entities, Issuers of Qualified Health Plans in the Federally-facilitated Exchanges and Health Care Providers; Supplement and Extension of Comment Period
Pre-publication notice of from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services extending the comment period for theMarch 4th proposed rule with the same title. Comments are now due on June 3, 2019 and effective dates of policies related to the rule will be adjusted as necessary based on public comments. This notice will officially be published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 22, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hospitals Stand to Lose Billions Under ‘ Medicare for All ’
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Hospitals Medicare American Hospital Assn Health Insurance and Managed Care Jayapal, Pramila Sanders, Bernard United States Politics and Government Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Strategies: ‘ Medicare for All ’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. For Now.
The popularity of proposals for a government-run, single-payer system among Democratic presidential candidates has hurt health care stocks, despite their strong earnings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JEFF SOMMER Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government Medicare Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index Alphabet Inc Amazon.com Inc Anthem Inc Apple Inc Bespoke Investment Group Centene Corp Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Stem Cells Blood Donation Bone Marrow Transplants Leukemia Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Cancer Parenting Broxmeyer, Hal E Indiana University Source Type: news

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows
A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Productivity Workplace Environment BJ's Wholesale Club Inc Journal of the American Medical Assn your-feed-science Zirui Song Katherine Baicker Source Type: news

CEO of Houston-based health insurer abruptly departs
Ken Janda is no longer CEO of Houston-based Community Health Choice, a position he has held for the past decade.   He abruptly stepped down from the nonprofit managed care organization on April 11, and a replacement has not been named, the Houston Chronicle reports. As such, he's no longer listed under executive leadership on Community Health Choice’s website, which currently does not have any CEO position listed. Janda's departure was described as a “mutual agreement” with the company in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?
Doctors and patients are pushing the Trump administration to pay for a powerful but costly cancer treatment known as CAR-T, one of many new “ personalized medicines. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Medicare Immunotherapy Cancer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospitals Source Type: news

Lawmakers in Both Parties Vow to Rein In Insulin Costs
A hearing on Wednesday was one of several signs that Congress was serious about trying to address the cries of distress from constituents unable to afford the medicines they need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Insulin Source Type: news

Medicaid insurer to dump CVS for Express Scripts in 2020
CareSource, an Ohio-based Medicaid managed care provider, announced Tuesday that it has fired CVS Caremark as its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) and replaced the organization with Express Scripts, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Details on the contract were not disclosed. CareSource had used CVS as its PBM for more than a decade. In the partnership with Express Scripts, CareSource will create a new model called CareSource RxInnovations to help drive down drug prices, according to President and CEO Erhardt… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Exclusive: Long-time Health Partners Plan CEO to retire; successor eyeing expansion
The longtime president and CEO of Health Partners Plans (HPP) is retiring, and his successor is being promoted from within at the Philadelphia-based Medicaid and Medicare managed care company. Bill George will step down as chief executive of HPP on June 1. Denise Croce, currently HPP’s executive vice president of clinical and provider management, will take over as CEO on that date. George joined HPP in 1991 as CFO and senior vice president of finance. He was named president and CEO in 2006. When… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Express Scripts Offers Diabetes Patients a $25 Cap for Monthly Insulin
Drug makers, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers face mounting pressure from Congress and the public to reduce the high list prices of drugs like insulin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Diabetes Insulin Express Scripts Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) CIGNA Corporation your-feed-science Source Type: news

Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won ’ t Insurers Pay for Some of Them?
Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Preventive Medicine Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Americans Borrowed $88 Billion to Pay for Health Care Last Year, Survey Finds
A new survey by Gallup and the nonprofit West Health also found that nearly half of Americans fear bankruptcy in the event of a health emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Gallup Poll West Health Source Type: news

Medicaid managed care company AmeriHealth Caritas adds its first New England state
AmeriHealth Caritas will soon to be doing business in its first New England state. The Philadelphia-based managed care organization was awarded a five-contract by New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services to provide health coverage to the state’s Medicaid enrollees. The start date for the contract is still in the process of being finalized. New Hampshire has about 180,000 low-income Medicaid enrollees. Paul Tufano, the chairman and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas, said the company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medicaid managed care company AmeriHealth Caritas adds its first New England state
AmeriHealth Caritas will soon to be doing business in its first New England state. The Philadelphia-based managed care organization was awarded a five-contract by New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services to provide health coverage to the state’s Medicaid enrollees. The start date for the contract is still in the process of being finalized. New Hampshire has about 180,000 low-income Medicaid enrollees. Paul Tufano, the chairman and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas, said the company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Why Don ’ t More American Men Get Vasectomies?
It ’ s vasectomy season in the United States. But American women get sterilized at higher rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Vasectomy Sterilization (Reproductive) Birth Control and Family Planning Sperm Women and Girls United States Men and Boys Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Sex Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky
The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration, which has approved work requirements in seven other states and is reviewing applications from eight others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Medicaid Arkansas Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care Boasberg, James E Decisions and Verdicts United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients in Arkansas and Kentucky
The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration, which has approved work requirements in seven other states and is reviewing applications from eight others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Arkansas Kentucky Boasberg, James E Source Type: news

Centene to Buy WellCare for $15.3 Billion, Creating Health Care Giant
As the Affordable Care Act comes under renewed attack, Centene is betting big on government-funded health care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare Source Type: news

Centene to buy WellCare in $17bn US healthcare deal 
Transaction will create one of the country’s largest managed care groups (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Centene to buy WellCare in $17bn US healthcare deal
Transaction will create one of America’s largest managed care groups (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Happens if Obamacare Is Struck Down?
The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans. Some 21 million could lose health insurance if the Trump administration were to succeed in having the law ruled unconstitutional. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON, ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicaid Obamacare United States Politics and Government Medicare Trump, Donald J your-feed-science Federal Aid (US) Medicine and Health Source Type: news