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Another Voice: Trump administration jeopardizing health care for California ’s small businesses
President Donald Trump's administration recently proposed a rule  that would make it easier for insurance companies to sell health insurance across state lines, an idea Trump’s supporters have argued would lower health care costs for small businesses. In reality, however, Trump and his allies are using small businesses as cover for a policy that would weak en the Affordable Care Act and, in turn, the health insurance marketplaces that many California entrepreneurs need to access quality, affordable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Herbert Source Type: news

NCCIH's SBIR/STTR Programs: Funding Small Business Research and Development
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America ’s Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

NHS England invests £8.7m to digitally improve primary care
Ten companies will benefit from a£8.7m investment to help them develop boost innovation in general practice.  The shortlisted companies convinced a panel of experts that they have recognised which barriers technology faces in general practice and have looked into how to revolutionise the way it will be delivered in the future, according to the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare, which provided the funding.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 20, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards
Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AARP 2018 Tennessee Retirement Security Survey
Tennessee Small Business Owner study was a telephone survey among 450 small business owners about employee benefits. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FTC files complaint against Schein, Benco, Patterson over alleged denial of biz to buying groups
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission this week filed a complaint against Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC), Patterson (NSDQ:PDCO) and Benco alleging violations of US antitrust law by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to or to serve buying groups representing dental practitioners, according to a new FTC posting. The three companies, which the FTC claims control more than 85% of all dental product distributor sales in the US, face allegations that they denied independent benefits of such buying groups to dental practices mostly composed of small businesses, including solo or small groups of dentists. Benco and Hen...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dental Distribution Legal News benco Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Henry Schein Inc. Patterson Companies Source Type: news

Start-up firm Ferric Contrast scores NSF award
MRI contrast developer Ferric Contrast has received a Small Business Technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? Start-up to develop robotic biopsy device for MRI NIH awards NSF study grant to TJU team Penn engineers develop better MRI contrast Fla. university nets $5M nuclear physics grant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market
Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Association Health Plan Proposed Rule: Summary and Implications for States (January 2018)
Brief describes the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed rules to expand the availability of health coverage sold through associations to small businesses and self-employed individuals. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Never get high on your own supply’ – why social media bosses don’t use social media
Developers of platforms such as Facebook have admitted that they were designed to be addictive. Should we be following the executives ’ example and going cold turkey – and is it even possible for mere mortals?Mark Zuckerberg doesn ’t use Facebook like you or me. The 33-year-old chief executive has a team of 12 moderators dedicated to deleting comments and spam from his page,according to Bloomberg. He has a “handful” of employees who help him write his posts and speeches and a number of professional photographers who take perfectly stage-managed pictures of himmeeting veterans in Kentucky,small...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Hern Tags: Social media Digital media Facebook Twitter Blogging Internet Newspapers & magazines Technology Social networking Psychology Science Source Type: news

Toxic Black-Market Cigarettes Fuel Mesothelioma Concerns
The Australian government’s plan to see around 300,000 people quit smoking by 2020 has backfired. A tobacco tax hike of a 12.5 percent over a four-year span has driven the price of cigarettes to $40 a pack and rising. As a result, avid smokers are turning to illegally imported cigarettes to fuel their habit. The trend has resulted in the emergence of a flourishing black-market industry linked to organized crime. Up to 14.3 percent of tobacco consumed in Australia comes through the black market, with a wide range of brands and counterfeit imitations sold “under the counter” by shop owners and other individ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos in cigarettes Australian Border Force Tobacco Strike Team Australian Customs and Border Protection Service black market cigarettes Chinese cigarettes counterfeit cigarettes from China fake cigarettes fake Marlboros illegal cigaret Source Type: news

Will association health plans be sustainable for small biz and their employees? Two local experts weigh in
Erica Brune is watching closely to see what a proposed health insurance rule would mean for her business, and the small businesses she serves. As president of Lever1, a Kansas City-based professional employment organization (PEO), her business is to provide payroll, HR, retirement and health benefits to small companies. A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor could potentially supplement her work by allowing small businesses to band together to form association health plans based on a common… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Psychotherapist Philippa Perry's guide to resilience in the workplace
Want to be less stressed in 2018? The author and broadcaster advises on how to deal with difficult times at workYour strength is not in your resilience, it is in recognising and owning your vulnerability. We need to be ourselves with other people for most of the time, not just the person we feel we ought to be. If you are in a business environment where everyone seems to be wearing a “game-face” and therefore you feel you must wear yours too, you run the risk of feeling unsupported, isolated and disconnected. It is stressful doing something that stretches you, that you have not done before, that might not work,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Business to business Guardian Small Business Network Psychology Entrepreneurs Life and style Health Society & careers Source Type: news

Will Trump Will Divert Funds From Anti-Terrorism To Close Pot Shops? Cannabis CEO's Hope Not.
Video footage shows Trump in favor of medical marijuana. Small businesses in cannabis now threatened by his Attorney General's anti-marijuana actions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Will Trump Divert Funds From Anti-Terrorism To Close Pot Shops? Cannabis CEOs Hope Not.
Video footage shows Trump in favor of medical marijuana. Small businesses in cannabis now threatened by his Attorney General's anti-marijuana actions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Will Trump Divert Funds From Anti-Terrorism To Close Pot Shops? Cannabis CEOs Hope Not
Video footage shows Trump in favor of medical marijuana. Small businesses in cannabis now threatened by his Attorney General's anti-marijuana actions. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Zambia:Economic Impact of Cholera Outbreak
[Times of Zambia] TODAY we take a look at some of the effects of the cholera outbreak on small businesses especially in Lusaka. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Proposed federal rule could be game-changer for small biz health insurance
A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor would allow small business to band together for large group insurance. The new "small business health plans," a new take on association health plans, would allow small businesses to band together for the purposes of health insurance, either by forming industry-based associations or location-based associations. The possibility could be attractive to numerous small bus inesses that had previously sought insurance through small group plans. Self-employed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Proposed federal rule could be game-changer for small biz health insurance
A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor would allow small business to band together for large group insurance. The new "small business health plans," a new take on association health plans, would allow small businesses to band together for the purposes of health insurance, either by forming industry-based associations or location-based associations. The possibility could be attractive to numerous small bus inesses that had previously sought insurance through small group plans. Self-employed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Proposed federal rule could be game-changer for small biz health insurance
A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor would allow small business to band together for large group insurance. The new "small business health plans," a new take on association health plans, would allow small businesses to band together for the purposes of health insurance, either by forming industry-based associations or location-based associations. The possibility could be attractive to numerous small bus inesses that had previously sought insurance through small group plans. Self-employed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Trump Administration Rule Would Let More People Drop Obamacare Trump Administration Rule Would Let More People Drop Obamacare
The Trump administration proposed a rule on Thursday to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Innovation, Sustainability, Prosperity: Japan ’s Healthcare Vision
In 2015, the Japanese government appointed an advisory panel of young experts to lay out its vision of healthcare in the country for 2035. This vision is a healthcare system that delivers unrivalled health outcomes, provides secure and responsive care for all in society, is sustainable, and contributes to prosperity in the nation and around the world.Yet, how achievable is this ideal, and how does the government plan to realize its vision? What is clear is that it will require a paradigm shift – a move from quantity to quality of care and from inputs to value, on care rather than cure, on autonomy over regulation, on...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Public Health: Remember Trump ’ s Pitch on Health Care Associations? Now We Know What He Meant
The associations are part of a larger set of policies meant to chip away at Obamacare, and are likely to destabilize its markets for individual and small business insurance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Trump, Donald J Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Trump & #039;s New Insurance Options for Small Businesses
The proposed new rules would make it easier for small businesses to create insurance plans that exempt them from certain consumer protections under the ACA. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Health IT Healthcare Reform Technology Source Type: news

Trump administration rule would let more Americans drop Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rule to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump Proposes New Health Plan Options for Small Businesses
The Trump administration proposed new rules that could expand access to lower-cost insurance exempt from some requirements of the Affordable Care Act. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Small Business Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Trump administration rule would let more people drop Obamacare
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration proposed a rule on Thursday to allow Americans who are self-employed or work for small businesses to buy health insurance that does not comply with all Obamacare requirements in an effort to unwind the 2010 healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hawaii health insurance premiums to increase in 2018
Health insurance premiums are expected to rise for more than 300,000 Hawaii workers and individuals in 2018, according to a Honolulu-Star Advertiser report. The newspaper on Tuesday reported an estimated 150,000 Hawaii Medical Service Association members who receive health coverage through a large employer will see their premiums go up by an average of 9.3 percent, starting Monday. An additional 15,000 small business workers can expect their rates to increase by 11.2 percent, while 4,000 individual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

Hawaii health insurance premiums to increase in 2018
Health insurance premiums are expected to rise for more than 300,000 Hawaii workers and individuals in 2018, according to a Honolulu-Star Advertiser report. The newspaper on Tuesday reported an estimated 150,000 Hawaii Medical Service Association members who receive health coverage through a large employer will see their premiums go up by an average of 9.3 percent, starting Monday. An additional 15,000 small business workers can expect their rates to increase by 11.2 percent, while 4,000 individual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: HJ Mai Source Type: news

2017 AARP Survey of Small Business Owners: New York Non ...
Dec 8, 2017 ... The AARP 2017 New York Business Owner Work and Save Study was a telephone study among 200 business owners or decision makers about employee benefits at companies with 1+ additional employees within the state of New York who do not offer a retirement savings plan to their employees. (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - December 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Future consumer technology from NSF at CES 2018 Eureka Park
Nearly 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2018 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies. The companies will be featured at the Eureka Park Marketplace, an area of CES dedicated to pre-market technologies born from fundamental science and engineering innovation. NSF ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244042&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Covered California sees small business enrollment leap 30% for 2018
The state health insurance marketplace saw more than 40,000 small business members with up to 100 employees sign up for coverage. That ’s up from 14,183 businesses in 2014 — and the agency expects to see more signups with this year’s lower prices and an easier enrollment process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

Covered California sees small business enrollment leap 30% for 2018
The state health insurance marketplace saw more than 40,000 small business members with up to 100 employees sign up for coverage. That ’s up from 14,183 businesses in 2014 — and the agency expects to see more signups with this year’s lower prices and an easier enrollment process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

New biotech startup receives first boost of funding
A small business startup grant is providing a cash infusion for a Birmingham company made up of former UAB students. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

New biotech startup receives first boost of funding
A small business startup grant is providing a cash infusion for a Birmingham company made up of former UAB students. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Virtual therapy and stress-busting apps: can tech support mental health at work?
Tech designed to help mental wellbeing is coming into the workplace, but experts warn that it shouldn ’t be seen as a quick fixImagine stepping into the break room in the office and instead of making yourself some coffee and complaining about work, you put on a virtual reality (VR) headset and listen to the voice of a therapist guide you through a meditation session with the aim of transporting you to a calming place far away.Related:Trust, flexitime and free therapy – tips for a happier, healthier workforceContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Helen Lock Tags: Business Small business Health Society Psychology Life and style Culture Science Technology Business to business Source Type: news

ADP: Small Businesses Hire at Moderate Pace in November
Small businesses hired at a moderate pace last month, adding 50,000 jobs, according to payroll provider ADP. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

When every year means an ‘agonizing’ search for a new health plan
The imperative to shop for insurance affects mostly those who buy it for themselves, such as small-business owners and people who are self-employed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: By Jay Hancock Source Type: news

Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations
Credit: IFADBy Becky HeeleyROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS)At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Becky Heeley Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Food & Agriculture Gender Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women & Economy Women's Health Source Type: news

A woman's journey to promoting food independence and helping the local community in Tanzania
(Natural News) Shea Belahi has always wanted to grow her own garden, often getting reprimanded during childhood for picking vegetables that did not belong to her family. Many years later, she would eventually establish her own small business called Heirloominous Farms in Urbana in Central Illinois. Belahi has then encountered a much bigger opportunity to reach out to farmers in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AARP 2017 Arkansas Small Business Owner Survey
The AARP 2017 Arkansas Small Business Owner Work and Save Study was a telephone study among 450 small business owners or decision makers about employee benefits at companies with 1-100 additional employees within the state of Arkansas. Interviews were conducted September 6-September 28, 2017. (Source: AARP.org Policy and Research)
Source: AARP.org Policy and Research - November 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Will GOP Tax Bills Bring a Gift for Medtech Startups?
A bill that would create an incentive for investment in high-tech startups stands a chance of passing if it’s attached to one of the tax bills moving through Congress. That’s the opinion of Justin Klein, MD, a partner at New Enterprise Associates, a large venture capital firm that’s a major investor in medtech. AdvaMed recently announced its support for H.R. 4175 — the Invest in Innovative Small Businesses Act — which would create a tax credit for investments in high-tech businesses, including pre-revenue medtech and diagnostics startups. The company must have fewer than 250 employees, be hea...
Source: MDDI - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Pitch perfect: the experts' guide to selling an idea
Don Draper turned it into an art form, but, for the rest of us, pitching can be a terrifying prospect. An ad man, a Dragons ’ Den investor and a TV producer give their top tipsA pitch is often all there is between an individual and their film getting made or their business receiving funding. Having a good idea can be the easy part – selling it to strangers requires nerves of steel and more than a working knowledge of the art of persuasion.Related:Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talkingContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Josephine Moulds Tags: Business Business to business Guardian Small Business Network Media Life and style Culture Psychology Entrepreneurs Society Careers Source Type: news

RUS: Announcement of Loan Application Procedures, and Deadlines for the Rural Energy Savings Program
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is requesting letters of intent and loan applications under the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). Loans through the RESP are designed to help rural families and small businesses implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Approximately $8 million was appropriated for use through September 30, 2018. Letters of intent must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern on January 19, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 20, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: RUS: Funding Availability: Loan Application Procedures, and Deadlines for Rural Energy Savings Program
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is requesting letters of intent and loan applications under the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). Loans through the RESP are designed to help rural families and small businesses implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. Letters of intent must be submitted within 60 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for November 20, 2017. Approximately $8 million was appropriated for use through September 30, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 17, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

House passes tax cuts, see why some Republicans voted against it
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a tax cut bill Thursday that cuts corporate rates and benefits small businesses and the wealthy. In Arizona, the state’s delegation split along party lins with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing. “H.R. 1 is a major step forward in tax policy. It provides relief from burdensome taxes for most Americans – individuals, families, and businesses,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, a R epublican representing Phoenix’s East Valley. “We understand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

House passes tax cuts, see why some Republicans voted against it
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a tax cut bill Thursday that cuts corporate rates and benefits small businesses and the wealthy. In Arizona, the state’s delegation split along party lins with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing. “H.R. 1 is a major step forward in tax policy. It provides relief from burdensome taxes for most Americans – individuals, families, and businesses,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, a R epublican representing Phoenix’s East Valley. “We understand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

LumiThera touts interim data from pilot study of LT-300 AMD treatment
LumiThera today announced topline interim results from the Lightsite 1 trial of its LT-300 photobiomodulation device designed to treat dry age-related macular degeneration, touting statistically significant vision benefits maintained to 3 months. Data came from the 30-patient pilot study of the device, funded by a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute. The trial is slated to follow patients undergoing photobiomodulation therapies for up to 1 year. “We have examined the interim data from the Lightsite I study for up to the first 3 months followin...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic LumiThera Source Type: news

HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019
Proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) setting forth payment parameters and provisions related to risk adjustments, cost-sharing reductions, and user fees for federally-facilitated and state-based Exchanges. Proposed changes seek to enhance state flexibility in determining essential health benefits (EHBs), certifying qualified health plans (QHPs), and establishing Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Exchanges. Comments regarding the proposed rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on November 27, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 2, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news