March 29th 2023
Medical board complaint? Tread carefully.
Rule would limit providers’ ability to write prescriptions without in-person visit
‘Modern gangsters’ use ‘strong arm tactics’ that hurt patients and pharmacies, lawsuit says.
March 28th 2023
As medical expenditures approach 20% of GDP, Health Affairs Council delineates road map to lower national bill.
March 27th 2023
Staggering changeover days of resident and attending physicians also found to have minimal impact on patient outcomes
Are 340B drug discount programs at risk of being cut?
Hospitals and other health groups push to preserve the discount program.
White House announces record health insurance enrollment for ACA’s 13th birthday
President digs at House Republicans, while GOP slams HHS leader over federal budget.
60% of privately insured patients used a preventive service required by the ACA
The provision requiring various preventive coverages is being challenged in court
Court challenge to preventive services: Who is affected?
Peterson-KFF ponders repercussions if patients have to pay out of pocket for vaccines or exams.
The Match reminds us of the importance of a strong family medicine workforce
Primary care doctors are community health leaders – and we need more of them in more communities.
Rite Aid filled unlawful prescriptions that added to opioid epidemic, feds say
Department of Justice joins whistleblower lawsuit against pharmacy giant.
Help health care staff shortages by reducing factors that contribute to burnout
MGMA offers solutions to Senate Health Committee.
CMS’ proposed Universal Foundation can be starting point to treat social drivers of health
Physicians Foundation leader discusses support for new quality measures and connections among doctors, patients, payers, and basic resources to be healthy.
Medicare issues guidance on negotiating Part D drug prices
HHS leader says administration is ‘making historic progress’ in pushing down costs for prescription medicines.
Sanofi announces price cuts for insulin
Company joins Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk in reducing costs for patients with diabetes.
Senators ponder more federal actions on health care cybersecurity
Minimum standards, financial aid for small systems would help, industry experts say.
Scaling widespread anxiety screening through primary care integration
Physicians are stretched thin, but resources exist to help them help patients — especially youths — with behavioral health concerns.
Match Day 2023 a reminder of the real cause of the physician shortage: not enough residency positions
Let’s take stock on the real issue of why we don’t have enough physicians.
Few physicians ask patients about firearm access
Study examines screenings, patient demographics, and primary care as gun violence grows as a public health concern.
Prior authorizations harm patients and are costly to practices, doctors say
AMA president calls process “byzantine” and “ripe for reform”
SECURE 2.0 Act lets retirees defer taxes on retirement plan money longer
How to take advantage of new rules on required minimum distributions and qualified longevity annuities.
Four common pitfalls your first year in practice: Tips from a health care attorney
You’re done with med school – finally! Now it’s time to start thinking about practice management perspectives.
Health care adds jobs for February, but at slower rate than previous months
Latest national figures show increases in total number of employment and national rate overall.
President touts health care improvements in 2024 budget
House Republicans rip spending plans’ effects on Medicare, drug innovation.
2 in 5 adults won’t pay for preventive services
If the ACA is forced to drop some preventive services, many adults say they will not pay for them out of pocket
Health care scams around the nation: Cities pay the price
Medical con artists bilk victims for thousands of dollars.
Is there a correlation between how much a state spends on health care and access to care?
More spending can equal better access, but there are large discrepancies among states.
Americans favor prior authorization reform
Close to half oppose insurance companies requiring them at all, poll finds
How can we ensure the future of independent practices?
Patients like the personalized care small practices offer, but the rules are stacked against them
House joins in legislators’ calls for new oversight of PBMs
Committee on Oversight and Accountability echoes Senate, FTC in examining prescription drug pricing companies.
CMS leaders propose ‘Universal Foundation’ for health program measures
Adult, youth criteria aim to support care for 150 million people across nation.
What do we mean by value-based care?
Consumers and health care providers often define the term differently. But the focus for both groups should be on health maintenance and disease prevention.
Rural hospital crisis: Momentum builds in Congress for bipartisan legislation
Senators are asking the White House to extend a policy that helps rural hospitals retain staff in areas with low wages.
Lilly announces price cuts, $35 price cap on insulin
Insulin is not affordable in current health care system, ‘and that needs to change,’ CEO says.
CMS must level playing field for independent physicians
Independents have more credibility with patients, but less reimbursement than hospitals, despite the same inflationary challenges.
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