Health Policy

Obamacare Enrollment Surges Even As Trump Tries To Sabotage The Health Care Law

Former president Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement was, without a doubt, the Affordable Care Act. That's one reason observers and …

ObamaCare

ACA Round-Up: Third Open Enrollment Snapshot; Distributional Effects Of Individual Mandate Repeal

On November 22, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its third weekly enrollment snapshot for the 2018 open enrollment …

Health Care

Problems With Your Hospital Care? Speak Up!

My dad was in excruciating pain over Labor Day weekend, so my mom rushed him to the emergency room of a renowned university hospital.<p>Doctors …

Health Care

Revolutionizing health care staffing to fix the shortage

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Health Care

CMS’s Big MACRA Surprise—Physicians Will be Judged Based On Cost In 2018 MIPS Calculation

On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) program, which …

Health Care

Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal

Since her son Matt was an infant, Lynda Mitchell knew he had a milk allergy.<p>She controlled the symptoms by switching his baby formula. But when he …

Medicine

This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time To Talk About End-Of-Life Wishes

The roast turkey and pecan pie may be the same as always, but growing numbers of families plan to add a tradition to their Thanksgiving holiday this …

Public Health

Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Three years before launching an offshore herpes vaccine trial, an American researcher vaccinated patients in U.S. hotel rooms in brazen violation of …

Public Health

Tackling Low-Value Care: A New “Top Five” for Purchaser Action

More than one-fifth of all medical care may be unnecessary, according to a recent survey of physicians. This low-value care—that is, patient care …

Health Care

Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2016: Seeing Improvement, Transformation Takes Time

On October 27, 2017, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released the 2016 results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). …

Health Care

Veterans Choice in need of bold reforms

With the exception of Alaska, no other state boasts more veterans per capita than Montana. But as I have personally experienced and many veterans in …

Montana

Massachusetts Grabs Spotlight By Proposing New Twist On Medicaid Drug Coverage

In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, Massachusetts’ state Medicaid program hopes to road-test an idea both …

Health Care

12 healthcare IT law attorneys you should know

The U.S. healthcare system is incredibly complex, and it virtually all medical providers need more legal guidance, particularly as organizations move …

Medicine

Displaced Puerto Ricans Face Obstacles Getting Health Care

The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up …

Health Care

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

Most followers of health policy have been consumed lately by the potential repeal or alteration of the Affordable Care Act, as well as the ongoing …

Health Care

FDA Raids Florida Stores That Consumers Use To Buy Drugs From Canada

The Food and Drug Administration last month sent criminal investigation agents with search warrants into nine storefronts across Central Florida that …

Public Health

Canceled Appointments And Lengthy Wait Times Still Occurring At VA Medical Centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ internal watchdog issues two reports, finding continued issues with the agency's mental health care services and …

Department of Veterans Affairs

Canadians Root For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea

TORONTO — Ask people in Canada what they make of American health care, and the answer typically falls between bewilderment and outrage.<p>Canada, after …

Health Care

Shingles: Don’t Let It Get You The Way It Got Me

Shingles tried to kill me. Like an insidious invading army, the virus that more commonly causes chickenpox in children attacked the right side of my …

Public Health

Innovative Product Development Partnership Reduced Neonatal Mortality In Nepal Through Improved Umbilical Cord Care

• 1. Peter Oyloe (oyloepeter@gmail.com) is an independent consultant in Kathmandu, Nepal.<br>• 2. Leela Khanal is project director of the Chlorhexidine Navi …

Public Health

Beyond Showmanship And Spite: Toward A Health Care “Grand Bargain”

Is a deal on health care possible? Conventional wisdom says no. “Repeal and Replace” is dead, and Republicans have moved on. So have many Democrats, …

Health Care

Accepting Professional Accountability: A Call For Uniform National Data Collection On Medical Aid-In-Dying

Some version of medical aid-in-dying is now legal in six states, making the option of an “assisted” death available to almost one in five Americans, …

Health Care

The Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation Should Balance Promising Models With New Priorities

The imperative for the health care industry to innovate towards a value-based system remains more important than ever. The goal of affordable, …

Health Care

Health Giant Sutter Destroys Evidence In High-Profile Antitrust Case Over High Prices

Sutter Health intentionally destroyed 192 boxes of documents that employers and labor unions were seeking in a lawsuit that accuses the giant …

Health Care

Despite ACA Cost Protections, Most Adolescents Skip Regular Checkups

As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug abuse. Regular …

Health Care

Medicare Seeks Comment On Ways To Cut Costs Of Part D Drugs

Noting that the true price of a drug is often hidden from consumers, Medicare officials requested comments late Thursday on how to use discounts and …

Medicare

About A Third Of Americans Unaware Of Obamacare Open Enrollment

While the Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren’t even aware …

Health Care

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ Tax Bill Or Health Bill?

Republican efforts to alter the health law, left for dead in September, came roaring back to life this week as the Senate Finance Committee added a …

Health Care

Medicaid Expansion Takes A Bite Out Of Medical Debt

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress look to scale back Medicaid, many voters and state lawmakers across the country are moving to …

Health Care

From Katrina To Wildfires: Leveraging Technology In Disaster Response

Twelve years have passed since Hurricane Katrina wrought devastation to New Orleans. In those years, the nation has made remarkable advances in our …

Health Care