Tag Archives: Healthcare

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

340B found to have minimal effect on pricing, countering notion that it’s a driver of healthcare spending

The 340B drug discount program has been a source of controversy, with the pharmaceutical industry claiming that it’s one of the main drivers of rising healthcare spending. But a study from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission challenges that assertion, finding that its effect on cost sharing for patients is minimal. For hospitals participating in 340B,… Read More »

Of $3 billion DOJ recovered in fraud, $2.6 billion attributable to healthcare

Of the more than $ 3 billion in fraud settlements and judgments the government recovered from civil cases involving fraud and false claims, $ 2.6 billion involved healthcare, according to the Department of Justice. The cases include drug and medical device manufacturers, managed care providers, hospitals, pharmacies, hospice organizations, laboratories, and physicians.  The amounts included… Read More »

Will At-Home Lab Tests Change Healthcare Diagnostics Forever? | Frank Ong, Everlywell

Health Tech Jan 3, 2020• By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH It used to be that patients would have to go see a doctor to get lab tests ordered to check their cholesterol or metabolism, but now, thanks to at-home testing companies like Everlywell, those tests (and 30 others, including STI tests) can be ordered online… Read More »