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AARP Urges a No Vote on Proposed Health Care Bill - AARP
11 hours ago ... With a close vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) expected by Congress today, AARP is pressing House members to vote no on the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Controversial Health Care Bill Is Pulled - AARP
6 hours ago ... Controversial American Health Care Act bill was postponed indefinitely. AARP applauds the decision to pull the bill which would hurt older  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GOP Healthcare Defeat Not a Surprise, Say Analysts
(MedPage Today) -- " Little upside to this bill " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Do Docs Have Enough Sense about Dollars?
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: End Date for Testing in American Samoa
(MedPage Today) -- Also, coming soon: an app to test for Zika? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' At Least We ' re Not Causing Harm ' : What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today ' s sources (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Baker 'pleased' at GOP Obamacare replacement failure
Gov. Charlie Baker said he ’s “pleased” that House Republicans failed to pass an Obamacare replacement plan, saying the proposal would have had drastic implications for Massachusetts. Baker said Massachusetts leads the nation in access to quality health care, and the American Health Care Act would have threatened that status. “I am pleased today’s vote has been held as this bill would drastically affect the Commonwealth's ability to ensure essential care for thousands of people,” Baker… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Baker 'pleased' at GOP Obamacare replacement failure
Gov. Charlie Baker said he ’s “pleased” that House Republicans failed to pass an Obamacare replacement plan, saying the proposal would have had drastic implications for Massachusetts. Baker said Massachusetts leads the nation in access to quality health care, and the American Health Care Act would have threatened that status. “I am pleased today’s vote has been held as this bill would drastically affect the Commonwealth's ability to ensure essential care for thousands of people,” Baker… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Democrats Urge People To Keep Resisting After House GOP Pulls Obamacare Repeal Vote
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Republicans Call Off Vote On Obamacare Replacement Plan
The House has pulled the vote on the American Health Care Act, or " Trumpcare " after it became clear the bill did not have enough support to pass. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Hospital Stocks Soar As Trumpcare Bill Dies
Hospitals are the big winners from the inability of the Republican-led Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in favor of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, which would have caused 24 million people to lose insurance, paying customers to health facilities. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CYH NYSE:UNH NYSE:THC NYSE:HCA NYSE:AET Source Type: news

A Look At U.S. Health Care Spending As Obamacare Repeal Looms
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial Pharma CEO To Chair AHA Charity Ball
(MedPage Today) -- " Doesn ' t imply an endorsement, " heart group says (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACHA would place mental health, addictions treatment at risk in Oregon
The House Republican health care bill takes aim at mental health and addiction treatment in Oregon in a couple of different ways. First, the American Health Care Act would phase out the Medicaid expansion beginning in 2020, shifting as much as $750 million in annual costs to Oregon, which would be hard pressed to make up the shortfall. Approximately 375,000 Oregon Health Plan members would lose coverage by 2023, according to a state analysis. Of that population currently, 87,330 access specialty… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February
Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said Arkansas' civilian labor force rose by 1,436, the result of 1,028 fewer unemployed and 2,464 additional employed Arkansans. The U.S. jobless rate also decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, dropping from 4.8 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February. More: See the complete report. "Arkansas' unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in February, breaking last month’s record low o...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP Urges a No Vote on Health Care Bill - AARP
1 hour ago ... With a close vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) expected on Capitol Hill today, AARP is pressing House members to vote no on the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day
TB is the world ’s leading cause of death from an infectious disease, especially among women and children. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ohio State and OhioHealth join chorus of hospitals opposing GOP health care bill
All four of Columbus's hospital systems publicly oppose the Republican health care bill headed for a showdown vote on Friday, with the addition of voices from the largest two, OhioHealth Corp. and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Wexner Medical CEO Dr. Sheldon Retchin wrote a letter this week asking Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Columbus, to reconsider his support for the American Health Care Act. The university provided a copy to Columbus Business First. "(If passed, the bill) will greatly increase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Morning Break: Gambling on Health; Cancer Is 2/3 Random; Leeching Off America
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Watch Elizabeth Warren Destroy GOP Health Care Bill In Constituent Meeting
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's Health Care Repeal Clears First Hurdle
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How The American Health Care Act Could Affect Digital Health
Although the future is uncertain, it ' s clear that industry experts all agree on one thing: digital innovation in healthcare will have an even greater impact in light of the changes ahead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Science Business, Contributor Source Type: news

Here's what New Mexico has to lose with the ACA repeal
The House of Representatives is expected to vote Friday on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, making way to implement the new American Health Care Act. The Office of the State Auditor compiled information from various non-partisan studies to project how the new bill would affect New Mexico if passed. The vote was initially planned for Thursday, but was canceled in the afternoon due to a lack of rallied support for the bill, created by the GOP and supported by President Donald Trump. New… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

If House Votes Down Trumpcare, Paul Ryan ' s ' Better Way ' Ideas Die, Too
The U.S. House of Representatives ’ vote against the American Health Care Act could also be an embarrassing blow to the healthcare ideas woven into House Speaker Paul Ryan’s so-called “Better Way” agenda. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

The one element that should be in ANY Obamacare repeal is freedom
(Natural News) As of this writing, it isn’t known whether the American Health Care Act has passed or not, but regardless of what you personally think about the legislation – and President Donald J. Trump’s and Vice President Mike Pence’s support for it – the one element it seems to lack is freedom. Freedom of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Little Girl Beat The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis. She Is Very Lucky.
WASHINGTON ― When Baltimore resident Arjun kisses his 6-year-old daughter’s forehead, it’s not always just a sign of affection. His daughter, Sujata, is onto him. “Is that a temperature kiss?” she asks. Arjun compulsively checks his little girl’s temperature for a reason. Sujata is the survivor of the “first well-described case” of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a young child in the U.S., according to her physicians. Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest killer among infectious diseases, and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis ― or XDR-TB, which is re...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Little Girl Beat The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis. She Is Very Lucky.
WASHINGTON ― When Baltimore resident Arjun kisses his 6-year-old daughter’s forehead, it’s not always just a sign of affection. His daughter, Sujata, is onto him. “Is that a temperature kiss?” she asks. Arjun compulsively checks his little girl’s temperature for a reason. Sujata is the survivor of the “first well-described case” of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a young child in the U.S., according to her physicians. Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest killer among infectious diseases, and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis ― or XDR-TB, which is re...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How I ... Fell in love with Western New York
D r. David Stout once visited Niagara Falls, but that was his only exposure to Western New York until August 2014. That summer, he started dating a woman in Buffalo. Stout, an interventional radiologist, traveled between his home in Avon Lake, Ohio – just west of Cleveland – and Buffalo. The couple married the following year and he moved to the area permanently in July. He now works part-time at Windsong Radiology Group PC in Amherst. In December, he and his wife purchased a house in Lewiston. My… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150 2017: No. 130t ROi
2016 revenue: $131 million +8% A growing customer base and new product lines drove revenue up at ROi (Resource Optimization& Innovation), the supply chain management company founded and majority owned by Mercy Health System. In October, TPC, a network of independent health care providers and regional purchasing coalition across Arkansas, Missouri and Texas, selected ROi as its supply chain partner. HPS, a Middleville, Michigan-based group purchasing organization with more than 3,600 members,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150 2017: No. 75 Delmar Gardens Enterprises
2016 revenue: $281.3 million +1% With greater competition and no increase in federal and state funding, Delmar Gardens Enterprises saw its revenue grow only slightly in 2016. The Chesterfield-based company, which provides health care services to seniors, developed a new 126,000-square-foot, $40 million office building on Nor th Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield between Timberlake Manor and Chesterfield Village parkways, according to President and CEO Gabe Grossberg. Eighty percent of the building is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150 2017: No. 133 Intalere
2016 revenue: $129 million E Julius Heil took the reins at Intalere in May, focused on continuing the push for change at the group purchasing organization formerly known as Amerinet. The company changed its name to Intalere early in 2016, following its acquisition by Intermountain Healthcare, a Salt Lake City-based nonprofit health system. The name change is part of the company’s transformation from simply providing procurement services to helping health care providers manage all supply chain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150 2017: No. 45 Medical Transportation Management Inc.
2016 revenue: $463 million +18% Growth in both its core business and a relatively new business at Medical Transportation Management Inc. (MTM), which provides nonemergency medical transportation services under Medicaid and Medicare through contracted providers, drove revenue up 18.1 percent in 2016, to $463 million. “In our core operations, we expanded our book of business in Illinois, Nevada and California” by about $30 million to $40 million last year, President and CEO Alaina Macia said. MTM… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150 2017: No. 105 Signature Medical
2016 Revenue: $189 million +30% P hysician-owned Signature Medical Group increased its revenue 30 percent year-over-year, due to the addition of two new physician groups and the success of its Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative (BPCI). “The BPCI initiative started to mature its cash flow, and that’s wher e a lot of that growth has come from,” CEO Jan Vest said. BPCI is an alternative payment methodology that Medicare is using to transition from fee-for-service to pay-for-value. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Top 150 2017: No. 27 Concordance Healthcare Solutions
2016 revenue: $810 million +137% In 2016, MMS - A Medical Supply Co. merged with two other medical distributors — Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Kreisers Inc. and Tiffin, Ohio-based Seneca Medical — to create a new company known as Concordance Healthcare Solutions. The merger was finalized March 31, and in the nine r emaining months of 2016, the newly formed company brought in revenue of $810 million. Within weeks of finalizing the merger, Concordance was selected as a prime vendor for the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act, incorporating manager ' s amendments 4, 5, 24, and 25
The updated CBO score for the latest amendments to the AHCA, which shows smaller savings over the next 10 years than the original estimate and similar effects on coverage and premiums. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The newest weight-loss procedure
Dr. Ramesh Luther first did weight-loss procedures involving balloons at Buffalo ’s VA Medical Center in the 1980s. The concept is that a balloon, about the size of a grapefruit, is inserted into someone’s stomach and triggers a condition called gastroparesis. In layman’s terms, that means limiting the stomach’s ability to empty itself and, ultimately, making the patien t less hungry. Those procedures went well, but the product was eventually pulled off the market because the ballons were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Medicine on the go
When Margery Stanton shifted out of the office to provide mental health services in the community, she had to learn a few things. Besides dressing down in jeans and more casual clothes with flat shoes, she learned that scheduling appointments worked better by giving patients a time range versus a specific time. She also needed to be aware of bedbugs and cockroaches. “The clients I’m serving are individuals who are wonde rful, but there are barriers for them to follow through with treatment in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Uncertain Fate Of Obamacare Causes Some Hospitals To Halt Projects, Hiring
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamber-Backed Marijuana Bill Awaiting Governor's Signature
A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law has passed both houses of the Legislature and needs the governor's signature to become law.  When it will go into effect once signed is up in the air though, said Attorney Bruce Cross of Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus of Little Rock. The firm wrote the legislation they said provides more protection to employers and defines certain terms and phrases contained in the marijuana amendment, which voters approved in November. State Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock, sponsored HB 1460. He said he...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP: Health Care Bill Is Nuts - AARP
5 hours ago ... AARP staffers in squirrel suits urge people near Capitol to oppose the American Health Care Act (AHCA). AARP opposes the bill, saying it  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Road to replace Affordable Care Act is a long one
Health care is unbelievably complex, and health care reform is a massive undertaking with significant implications. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — ACA, also known as Obamacare — is often referred to as the most significant change in health care since Medicare was enacted in 1965. The ACA not only changed the health care statutory landscape, but it also gave rise to countless regulations co ncerning insurance, taxes, labor and employment, health and human services, law enforcement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Smith Source Type: news

Argos receives termination notice for Centennial Campus lease
Months after signing a lease at N.C. State University's Centennial Campus, embattled Argos Therapeutics disclosed Thursday it has received a termination notice from the landlord. Argos intended to use the more than 40,000-square-foot space for manufacturing. In an SEC filing, Argos said it received the notice from landlord Keystone-Centennial II, LLC on March 17 and that the termination was effective immediately. “In the termination notice, the landlord asserted that t he company was in default… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Angry All the Time? Welcome to the Club
(MedPage Today) -- For many in medicine, rage is always simmering beneath the surface (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctor: Private practices have ability to grow and succeed
Physicians at a private cardiology practice in Amherst watched as three local competing practices underwent major changes in the past year. One closed and the other two merged with a hospital-affiliated practice. But Northtowns Cardiology PLLC has no plans to follow that path. In fact, practice leaders said they are poised to grow while remaining independent. Dr. Dennis Chugh, after working at two other private practices over 10 years, began Northtowns Cardiology in 2011 with Dr. Muzamil Rana.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Banner to offer employees a voluntary termination program to save $65M
Banner Health, the state's largest private employer, is about to lose more employees this spring. In an attempt to save $65 million this year, the Phoenix-based nonprofit health system is offering a Voluntary Separation Incentive program to a select group of employees. This new program will allow eligible employees to volunteer to terminate their employment in exchange for continued pay and be nefits for a period of time. If their application is approved, these employees will leave Banner between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Health titans University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins slug it out over Maryland heart market
Johns Hopkins Medicine-backed Anne Arundel Medical Center won its bid to host the state's newest cardiac surgery program Thursday from the Maryland Health Care Commission. It was a major win for the hospital amid what had become a battle of giants for Maryland's heart market. AAMC beat out University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center for the approval after a nearly two-year fight. Both hospitals applied for new cardiac programs in 2015, but state off icials said the demand for open-heart… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

FDA Approves Drug for Rare Skin Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Avelumab active in Merkel cell carcinoma (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doctors Speak Out Against GOP ' s ACA Replacement Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Docs slam GOP plan (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heat Biologics announces $4M public offering as threat of delisting looms
Durham ’s Heat Biologics (Nasdaq: HTBX) has announced a public offering of 5 million shares of its common stock at a price of $0.80 per share. Heat said Thursday gross proceeds are expected to be $4 million before underwriting discounts and commissions. The company said it “intends to use the proceed s from this offering to continue to fund its and its subsidiaries’ preclinical and clinical programs, for working capital and general corporate purposes, as well as to acquire, license or invest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

House delays vote on Trumpcare bill
The US House of Representatives today indefinitely delayed its vote on the Trumpcare legislation, which looks to begin dismantling Obamacare and replacing it with a GOP-supported framework. The Trump administration and the GOP had hoped the day would signal a significant turn for conservatives, with Trump and House Republican leaders planning the vote on the 7th anniversary of former President Barack Obama signing his name to the Affordable Care Act, which became known as Obamacare. Sen. Majority leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) informed senators that a vote on the bill may not be held in the House before Monday, according to...
Source: Mass Device - March 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Healthcare Reform Legal News Capitol Hill Source Type: news