Companies Respond to an Urgent Health Care Need: Transportation
As people grow older and prefer to manage their health care at home, more need transportation to doctors and outpatient services. Business is surging. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANET MORRISSEY Tags: Elderly Health Insurance and Managed Care AI August Car Services and Livery Cabs Start-ups RoundTrip Inc Circulation Inc Source Type: news

WellCare plans stock, debt offering to pay for $2.5 million Meridian purchase
WellCare Health Plans Inc. will sell about $1.1 billion in stock and issue about $700 million in new debt as part of its plan to fund the purchase of Meridian, a Detroit-based managed care organization. The $2.5 billion purchase of Meridian, announced in May, will expand WellCare’s Medicaid portfolio to 13 states, with leading market share in six of those states. It also provides additional pharmacy benefit management capabilities and substantial revenue to WellCare (NYSE: WCG), already the th ird-largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

WellCare plans stock, debt offering to pay for $2.5 billion Meridian purchase
WellCare Health Plans Inc. will sell about $1.1 billion in stock and issue about $700 million in new debt as part of its plan to fund the purchase of Meridian, a Detroit-based managed care organization. The $2.5 billion purchase of Meridian, announced in May, will expand WellCare’s Medicaid portfolio to 13 states, with leading market share in six of those states. It also provides additional pharmacy benefit management capabilities and substantial revenue to WellCare (NYSE: WCG), already the th ird-largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

WellCare plans stock, debt offering to pay for $2.5 billion Meridian purchase
WellCare Health Plans Inc. will sell about $1.1 billion in stock and issue about $700 million in new debt as part of its plan to fund the purchase of Meridian, a Detroit-based managed care organization. The $2.5 billion purchase of Meridian, announced in May, will expand WellCare’s Medicaid portfolio to 13 states, with leading market share in six of those states. It also provides additional pharmacy benefit management capabilities and substantial revenue to WellCare (NYSE: WCG), already the th ird-largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

NCDHHS awards $17M contract ahead of Medicaid reform
On Friday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said it has signed a $17 million contract with Reston, Virginia-based Maximus for managed care enrollment broker services. The deal with the government services agency comes ahead of the state's Medicaid reform next year, which will go from a Medicaid fee-for-service model to a managed care model, and is the first procurement contract award to aid in the transition. Some of the services Maximus is expected to provide include counseling,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

NCDHHS awards $17M contract ahead of Medicaid reform
On Friday, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said it has signed a $17 million contract with Reston, Virginia-based Maximus for managed care enrollment broker services. The deal with the government services agency comes ahead of the state's Medicaid reform next year, which will go from a Medicaid fee-for-service model to a managed care model, and is the first procurement contract award to aid in the transition. Some of the services Maximus is expected to provide include counseling, enrollment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

DaVita outsourcing most of pharmacy division
The move comes as the company is in the midst of selling its managed-care division and already has sold its direct-primary-care division. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

What to Know Before You Buy Short-Term Health Insurance
The plans cover less and follow fewer rules than most insurance that you can buy now. They are also less costly and will be marketed extensively. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

Centene, Ascension announce Medicare Advantage joint venture
Centene, the Clayton-based managed care provider, and Ascension, the largest Catholic and nonprofit health system in the nation, have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture to develop a Medicare Advantage plan. According to a release, the plan would become the preferred model the systems and affiliates of each company in their respective markets by 2020. "We are pleased to pursue this joint venture with Ascension to create a differentiating offering for Medicare Advantage across multiple… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Shopping for Health Care Simply Doesn ’ t Work. So What Might?
It ’ s often too complicated. And even when it isn ’ t, almost no one does it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Magnetic Resonance Imagers Medicine and Health Hospitals Shopping and Retail Source Type: news

Meet the Rebate, the New Villain of High Drug Prices
A growing chorus, including the Trump administration, is calling for a rethinking of after-the-fact drug discounts that some say contribute to rising prices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Rebates and Refunds Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Health and Human Services Department Azar, Alex M II Source Type: news

Neidorff: Centene won't binge on doctor practice deals
Clayton-based managed care provider Centene said it doesn't have plans to buy doctor practices across the county to match competitors. With the goal of improving complex patient care, Forbes said many health plans are attempting to deal for doctor practices and clinics. Those operations already have the staff and technology in place to keep costs down. But that won't be the strategy at Centene, said CEO Michael Neidorff in a Tue sday conference call. Even though the company bought Miami-based medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Trump Administration, in Reversal, Will Resume Risk Payments to Health Insurers
The administration said it would restore the program to avoid causing chaos for consumers should health plans become insolvent or withdraw from the market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Consumer Protection Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health and Human Services Dep Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Medicare Advantage Is About to Change. Here ’ s What You Should Know.
Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover adult day care, home modifications and other new benefits. But they may not be available to all enrollees every year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Elderly Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Verma, Seema Medicare Advantage United States Politics and Government Kaiser Family Foundation Source Type: news

A Fear of Lawsuits Really Does Seem to Result in Extra Medical Tests
Doctors are known for complaining about how the malpractice system adds costs. But it has been hard to prove, until now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Malpractice Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Research Tests (Medical) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

The New Old Age: Got Medicare Advantage? Prepare for New Perks — and New Questions.
Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover adult day care, home modifications and other new benefits. But they may not be available to all enrollees every year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Elderly Medicare Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Verma, Seema Medicare Advantage United States Politics and Government Kaiser Family Foundation Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Sometimes Patients Simply Need Other Patients
Using the internet for a diagnosis is not recommended, but there ’ s great power in sharing stories. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL and AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care PatientsLikeMe Source Type: news

Health Insurers Warn of Market Turmoil as Trump Suspends Billions in Payments
The Trump administration said it would suspend a program that stabilizes markets by paying billions to insurers that enroll many unhealthy people under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn Verma, Seema Trump, Donald J United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Ohio company working with AMVETS to develop alternative healthcare program for veterans
CareSource has been chosen to develop a national healthcare program aimed at providing veterans with access to services outside of the VA system. The Dayton-based health insurer was selected by American Veterans, also known as AMVETS, to "transform veterans' health care" through its managed care model, according to a press release. The partnership between CareSource and AMVETS is significant because it gives veterans another option for he althcare services. It also expands the insurance company's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Ohio company working with AMVETS to develop alternative healthcare program for veterans
CareSource has been chosen to develop a national healthcare program aimed at providing veterans with access to services outside of the VA system. The Dayton-based health insurer was selected by American Veterans, also known as AMVETS, to "transform veterans' health care" through its managed care model, according to a press release. The partnership between CareSource and AMVETS is significant because it gives veterans another option for he althcare services. It also expands the insurance company's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

CareSource chosen to develop national healthcare program for veterans
CareSource has been chosen to develop a national health care program aimed at providing veterans with access to services outside of the VA system. The Dayton-based health insurer, which is one of the largest companies in the region, was selected by American Veterans, also known as AMVETS, to "transform veterans' health care" through its managed care model, according to a press release. The partnership between CareSource and AMVETS is signif icant because it gives veterans another option for health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Obamacare Is Proving Hard to Kill
In spite of Republican attacks, the insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act are stubbornly resilient. While consumers can expect sharp price increases in some areas, premiums are going up modestly in others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

When Health Insurance Prices Rose Last Year, Around a Million Americans Dropped Coverage
People earning too much to qualify for subsidies are finding themselves priced out, according to a new government report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Why Amazon ’ s Push Into Prescription Drugs Isn ’ t a Guaranteed Success
Amazon has transformed the way Americans buy products as different as books and diapers, but with drugs, it will need to work with powerful entrenched players. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and CLAIRE BALLENTINE Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores E-Commerce Health Insurance and Managed Care Amazon.com Inc Express Scripts Inc AmerisourceBergen Corp PillPack Inc Source Type: news

Judge Strikes Down Kentucky ’ s Medicaid Work Rules
The federal court ruling deals a likely blow to efforts in several states to impose work requirements on the poor in exchange for receiving health care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Poverty National Health Law Program Trump, Donald J Bevin, Matthew Kentucky work rules Source Type: news

State ’s major health systems, CCPN link up ahead of Medicaid reform
The state ’s major health systems have linked up with Community Care Physicians Network ahead of North Carolina’s Medicaid reform.  North Carolina Provider Owned Plans – a collaboration of 11 North Carolina health systems and Presbyterian Healthcare Services – will partner with CCPN’s network of p hysicians on a care management arrangement ahead of the move from a fee-for-service Medicaid model to a managed care Medicaid model in the state. In North Carolina’s current Medicaid arrangement,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

State ’s major health systems, CCPN link up ahead of Medicaid reform
The state ’s major health systems have linked up with Community Care Physicians Network ahead of North Carolina’s Medicaid reform.  North Carolina Provider Owned Plans – a collaboration of 11 North Carolina health systems and Presbyterian Healthcare Services – will partner with CCPN’s network of p hysicians on a care management arrangement ahead of the move from a fee-for-service Medicaid model to a managed care Medicaid model in the state. In North Carolina’s current Medicaid arrangement,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

WellCare expected to get state children's health service contract
WellCare Health Plans is expected to be awarded a contract to manage the care of children with special health needs. If the contract is awarded, WellCare’s Staywell Healthplan of Florida will take over management of the state’s Children’s Medical Services Plan (CMS) early next year. “We are pleased Staywell Health Plan has been selected to work with the Florida Department of Health to serve children ac ross the state through the Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan,” Liz Miller,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

G.E. to Spin Off Health Care Division as Part of Major Reshaping
The move comes amid efforts by the company ’ s new chief executive, John Flannery, to focus on its aviation, power and renewable energy activities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Health Insurance and Managed Care Flannery, John L General Electric Company Source Type: news

G.E. Is to Spin Off Health Care Division in Bid to Streamline
The move comes amid efforts by the company ’ s new chief executive, John Flannery, to focus on its aviation, power and renewable energy activities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Health Insurance and Managed Care Flannery, John L General Electric Company Source Type: news

A Drug Costs $272,000 a Year. Not So Fast, Says New York State.
New York ’ s Medicaid program says Orkambi, a new drug to treat cystic fibrosis, is not worth the price. The case is being closely watched around the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Cystic Fibrosis Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Medicaid Institute for Clinical and Economic Review orkambi Source Type: news

Three KanCare contracts awarded
Three health insurance companies have been awarded contract to provide coverage plans for people enrolled in Kansas ’ Medicaid program.  The Kansas Department of Health& Environment announced Friday that Sunflower State Health Plan Inc., United Healthcare Midwest Inc. (NYSE:UNH) and Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Inc. (NYSE:  AET) have been named managed care organizations (MCOs) that will serve Medicaid. That program is administered through an entity called KanCare.  Six companies were considered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Three KanCare contracts awarded
Three health insurance companies have been awarded contract to provide coverage plans for people enrolled in Kansas ’ Medicaid program.  The Kansas Department of Health& Environment announced Friday that Sunflower State Health Plan Inc., United Healthcare Midwest Inc. (NYSE:UNH) and Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Inc. (NYSE:  AET) have been named managed care organizations (MCOs) that will serve Medicaid. That program is administered through an entity called KanCare.  Six companies were considered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Diabetes Patients at Risk From Rising Insulin Prices
A Yale study found that one in four patients admitted to cutting back on insulin use because of cost. The consequences can be deadly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN, M.D. and RACHEL STRODEL Tags: Diabetes Insulin Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Generic Brands and Products Source Type: news

With Reduced Reimbursement from Medicare, Anatomic Pathology Groups and Clinical Laboratories Must Learn to Optimize Collections from Managed Care Payers to Stabilize Financials and Survive the Industry Shift
As PAMA brings estimated Medicare reimbursement cuts of up to 30% over the next three years to a range of typically high-volume tests and diagnostics, medical laboratories that wish to stay competitive must understand the needs of managed care payers and learn how to optimize collections, reduce denials, and communicate value effectively or risk their […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 22, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Webinars aetna anatomic pathology Avalon Healthcare Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: The Strategic Lies of Oncologists
Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient ’ s benefit? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Cancer Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name a C.E.O. for Health Initiative
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies ’ employees. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Amazon.com Inc Gawande, Atul Source Type: news

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Name C.E.O. for Health Initiative
Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard professor, surgeon and writer, will lead the initiative formed to provide health care for the companies ’ employees. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIFFANY HSU Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Berkshire Hathaway Inc JPMorgan Chase & Company Amazon.com Inc Gawande, Atul Source Type: news

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens
Fewer people are seeking and receiving Social Security disability benefits, reversing a long trend that had worried lawmakers about fraud and abuse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Tags: Disability Insurance Labor and Jobs Social Security (US) United States Economy United States Politics and Government Social Security Administration Health Insurance and Managed Care Disabilities Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Group Says 50% of Seniors Will Enroll In Medicare Advantage Plans within 10 Years; Clinical Laboratories Soon May Have Less Fee-For-Service Patients
Clinical laboratories will want to develop value-based lab testing services as the nation’s largest health insurers prepare to engage with Medicare Advantage patients in record numbers UnitedHealth Group (UNH), the nation’s largest health insurer, forecasts wildly impressive growth of Medicare Advantage plans and value-based care. If this happens, it would further shrink the proportion of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations AARP Affordable Care Act American As Source Type: news

Centene's deal for Fidelis clears another regulatory hurdle
The New York attorney general has signed off on Centene's $3.75 billion acquisition of Fidelis Care. Managed care provider Centene (NYSE: CNC) is expected to close the deal July 1, subject to other closing conditions, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “With this regulatory approval, we have a clear path to completing our transaction with Fidelis Care and expand ing Centene's national leadership in government sponsored healthcare,” said Michael Neidorff, chairman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

6 Therapists, Psychiatrists and Counselors Talk About Treating the Suicidal
Mental health workers, who have a unique perspective on America ’ s suicide crisis, recently opened up about what it looks like to them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIE TESSIER Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Health Insurance and Managed Care Depression (Mental) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Therapy and Rehabilitation Source Type: news

7 Therapists, Psychiatrists and Counselors Talk About Treating the Suicidal
Mental health workers, who have a unique perspective on America ’ s suicide crisis, recently opened up about what it looks like to them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIE TESSIER Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Health Insurance and Managed Care Depression (Mental) Suicides and Suicide Attempts Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Therapy and Rehabilitation Source Type: news

The New Obamacare Lawsuit Could Undo Far More Than Protections for Pre-existing Conditions
Removing two rules from the individual market could very easily disrupt many others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Law and Legislation United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Can Low-Intensity Care Solve High Health Care Costs?
The shift toward cheaper settings like outpatient clinics and homes is a worthy goal, but new research is showing us where we shouldn ’ t cut corners. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR and AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Research Medicine and Health Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Trump ’ s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks
The Justice Department ’ s challenge of the constitutionality of major parts of the law imperils popular protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH, ROBERT PEAR and CHARLIE SAVAGE Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Midterm Elections (2018) Law and Legislation Suits and Litigation (Civil) Justice Department Republican Party Democratic Party Source Type: news

Reducing opioids not associated with lower patient satisfaction scores
(Kaiser Permanente) A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 2,500 patients who used high doses of opioids for at least six months showed that reducing their opioid use did not lower their satisfaction with care. The study, 'Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain,' was published today in The American Journal of Managed Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Growing medical center company acquires two Lakeland medical groups
Palm Medical Centers, a portfolio company of private equity firm MBF Healthcare Partners, has acquired Lakeland-based Jay Care Medical Center Inc., a primary care physician medical practice, and Parkview Medical Group, an affiliated hospital group. “Jay Care will serve as the foundation for our growth strategy in Central Florida as we continue to partner with other providers and leverage our experience in the managed care space," Juan M. Ortiz, CEO of Palm Medical Centers, said in a statement.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Frances McMorris Source Type: news

Report: Silicon Valley private equity firm NEA to buy network of primary care clinics for $100M
This is the second major sell-off of the dialysis company's subsidiaries, following last year's $4.9 billion sale of its managed-care unit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Report: Silicon Valley private equity firm NEA to buy network of primary care clinics for $100M
This is the second major sell-off of the dialysis company's subsidiaries, following last year's $4.9 billion sale of its managed-care unit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news