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Health Industry – Kaiser Health News

Viewpoints: ‘Artificial Intelligence’ And The Practice Of Medicine; Exploring The Nation’s Opioid Emergency
A selection of opinions on public health issues from around the country.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
To Cut ‘Regulatory Costs,’ Administration Wants To Roll Back Obama-Era Rule On Nursing Homes Lawsuits
The Obama administration rule tried to ban nursing homes from requiring residents to sign an arbitration agreement before being admitted to the facility -- a standard practice in the industry.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
How Typically Risk-Averse Insurers Are Helping Save Obamacare
Companies are stepping in to sell plans in the pockets of the country where other insurers left residents with no options for ACA coverage.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:02 PM
Upon Returning From Recess, Republicans Will Face Ticking Clock To Shore Up Marketplaces
Lawmakers will need to scrounge up 60 votes in 12 days to pass their bipartisan bill. Meanwhile, another plan from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R., La.) gains traction among Republicans and three former HHS chiefs urge Republicans to stabilize the system.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:02 PM
State Highlights: Conn. Medical Society Gets Impatient, Starts Own Health Information Exchange; Mo. Families Struggle With Home-Care Cuts
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, Missouri, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Tennessee.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Colorado Hospital President Resigns After Managing Transition To New Owner
News outlets look at hospital news across the country, including an analysis of how Tianqiao Chen's purchase of a large stake in Community Health Systems could affect that large chain.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
‘DNA Surgery’: Scientists Try Gene Editing In Human Embryos
NPR goes inside the lab that is working on embryonic research. In other public health news today are developments related to HIV, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's, maternal mortality and nicotine addiction.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Post-Surgical Patients Are Rarely The Ones Who Start Long-Term Opioid Use
Its more common for those who receive their first prescription for back pain or “other ill-defined conditions” to go on to use painkillers for six months or more, according to new research. In other news related to the national epidemic, the Cherokee Nation asks a judge to allow its lawsuit against opioid distributors and retailers to be heard in the tribe's own court. And KHN reports that the public health crisis is taking a toll on the nation's foster care system.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Club Loses Fundraising Galas Of Cleveland Clinic And American Cancer Society
Both organizations announce that they will move fundraising events in Florida following events since the Charlottesville violence. The Cleveland Clinic's decision is a reversal after organization leaders resisted earlier calls to pull its annual gala from Donald Trump's resort.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
FDA Issues New Approvals For Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer Medicines
The Food and Drug Administration approves a new Pfizer drug to treat a rare, fast-progressing form of leukemia. The agency also expands the use Lynparza, sold by AstraZeneca and Merck & Co, to treat recurrent ovarian cancer. In other pharmaceutical news, changes to 340B program are delayed and a biopharma executive encounters challenges when trying to fund his own project.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM

The Health Law – Kaiser Health News

Policy Perspectives: Undoing A Health-System Fix That Works; Stabilizing Obamacare Requires Bipartisanship
Editorial writers address a range of health policy issues -- including some that touch on topics related to the Affordable Care Act and others that address politics, state-level Medicaid issues and efforts to expand the Medicare program.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
How Typically Risk-Averse Insurers Are Helping Save Obamacare
Companies are stepping in to sell plans in the pockets of the country where other insurers left residents with no options for ACA coverage.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:02 PM
Upon Returning From Recess, Republicans Will Face Ticking Clock To Shore Up Marketplaces
Lawmakers will need to scrounge up 60 votes in 12 days to pass their bipartisan bill. Meanwhile, another plan from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R., La.) gains traction among Republicans and three former HHS chiefs urge Republicans to stabilize the system.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:02 PM
Home Visits Help New Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children
A program that provides $400 million in federal funding for the visits expires next month. Advocates and providers hope it will be reauthorized with a higher level of funding — but some worry that might not happen.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 9:00 AM
Perspectives On Health Reform: Trump Should Help The Health Law; GOP Isn’t Living Up To Its Obamacare Promises
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the issues facing the health law.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Research Roundup: Labor Force Participation After The ACA; Childhood Firearm Injuries
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Large Mass. Health Care System Drops Out Of Networks Being Planned For Medicaid
UMass Memorial Health Care said it will continue to care for MassHealth patients but it won't join in the accountable care organizations being formed as the state revamps Medicaid. Meanwhile, a California health care system is moving some of its Medicaid patients to clinics instead, and Utah formally submits a request to the federal government for a limited Medicaid expansion for some homeless people.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Former HHS Sec. Sebelius Says Trump Administration Still ‘Working To Engineer’ ACA’s Failure
In other news, Rhode Island regulators have approved health insurance premium rates for 2018.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:33 PM
Congressional Clock Is Ticking On Efforts To Shore Up Obamacare Insurance Markets
Though some senators say they are cautiously optimistic, it is not yet clear if lawmakers will be able to reach agreement before a self-imposed mid-September deadline. Meanwhile, the outcome of the trial of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) could have a serious impact on the Senate's balance of power and the outcome of major legislative battles, such as efforts to either repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or to fix it. News outlets also report on specific health policy positions of various senators and KHN's weekly "What The Health?" podcast reports on all the Capitol Hill health-policy goings on.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:33 PM
Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Why Is It So Difficult To Control Drug Prices?
In this episode of “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Karlin-Smith of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the recent extension of cost-sharing subsidies for millions of low-income beneficiaries on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces and the state of play on Capitol Hill and in the states concerning initiatives to lower prescription drug costs.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 4:36 PM

Cost and Quality – Kaiser Health News

Viewpoints: ‘Artificial Intelligence’ And The Practice Of Medicine; Exploring The Nation’s Opioid Emergency
A selection of opinions on public health issues from around the country.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Rural America Needs More Doctors, But Young Physicians Tend To Flock To Cities
Primary care physicians are in particular demand, but the pay discrepancy to other specialties is doing little to help the problem.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Trump Signs Law To Aid WWII Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas
The legislation was advanced through Congress by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider denied disability benefits for those who claimed the testing caused health problems.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping
This is the first federal website designed to help families choose a hospice, but experts aren’t impressed.

POSTED AUGUST 18, 2017 9:00 AM
Feds Want Texas To Pay $18.9M Back To Medicaid For Improper School Health Services Bills
Reimbursement requested by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission between 2010 and 2011 were not “reasonable, adequately supported, and otherwise allowable” for some school-based health services, according to an Inspector General's report. Meanwhile, Kansas' privatized Medicaid sytem ranks last in a customer satsifaction survey among the 36 states that offer managed care programs.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 1:15 PM
Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices
When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, nine women share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2017 9:00 AM
Más médicos apoyan un sistema de salud universal
Una nueva encuesta revela que cada vez más los profesionales de la salud se inclinan a un sistema con un pagador único que se haga cargo de las cuentas médicas.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 4:50 PM
Hospital Roundup: Highest-Paid Nonprofit Hospital Exec In Mass. Made $4.3M; Rural Colo. Health Centers Get Grant
Hospitals in Massachusetts, Colorado, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Illinois make news today.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 1:44 PM
What To Do If A Medical Bill Triggers Sticker Shock?
The Wall Street Journal suggests that consumers should negotiate medical costs, question charges and move quickly to resolve disputes or arrange payment plans. In another story, the Journal notes a trend in which consumers appear less anxious for the latest treatment or medical technology when it also is the most expensive.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 1:44 PM
HHS Rolls Back Two Programs Designed To Test New Medicare Payment Models
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will cancel the Obama-era pilot programs that required Medicare providers to participate in new care delivery models for things such as heart attacks, bypass surgeries, and some hip and femur fractures.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2017 1:44 PM

Kaiser Health News

Viewpoints: ‘Artificial Intelligence’ And The Practice Of Medicine; Exploring The Nation’s Opioid Emergency
A selection of opinions on public health issues from around the country.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Policy Perspectives: Undoing A Health-System Fix That Works; Stabilizing Obamacare Requires Bipartisanship
Editorial writers address a range of health policy issues -- including some that touch on topics related to the Affordable Care Act and others that address politics, state-level Medicaid issues and efforts to expand the Medicare program.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
State Highlights: Committee To Handle Iowa’s Medicaid System Hasn’t Met This Year; N.H. Takes Steps To Improve Mental Health Services
Media outlets report on news from Iowa, New Hampshire, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, California, Washington, Florida and Ohio.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Massachusetts’ Largest Health Care System To Spend Up To $90M In Buy-Outs For Hospital Workers
Outlets report on hospital news out of Massachusetts, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri and Florida.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Rural America Needs More Doctors, But Young Physicians Tend To Flock To Cities
Primary care physicians are in particular demand, but the pay discrepancy to other specialties is doing little to help the problem.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Lessons Were Learned From Recent Epidemics, But We’re Still Not Prepared Enough, Expert Says
Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about what experts have learned since Ebola, and the devastating effects cuts to foreign aid would have on the health of Americans. In other public health news: regulating beauty products, stem cells, a "miraculous" oxygen treatment and more.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Uptick In Teen Overdose Deaths ‘A Red Flag’ Mirroring A Trend Seen In Adults
But experts say the increase might just be statistical noise and not indicative of a crisis quite yet. Meanwhile, a look at the company behind the software that links prescription drug monitoring databases.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Trump Looked Like An Answer To Prayers In Counties Suffering Most From ‘Deaths Of Despair’
But residents are now losing hope that the president will be able to change the cycle of alcohol, drugs and suicide that has hit these places so hard.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
Business Groups Bemoan Medicare’s ‘Step Backward’ On Payments Based On Value
The Trump administration's decision last week to slow down efforts to move to bundled payments for some surgeries has raised concerns. Also, Stat looks at the new Medicare information on hospices

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM
White House’s Vaccine Safety Commission Has Mostly Fallen Off Radar
Stat talks with Robert Kennedy Jr., who had been approached by President Donald Trump to chair such a panel.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2017 1:03 PM

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