Tag Archives: Healthcare

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 »

Daily on Healthcare, sponsored by SBEC: Democratic presidential candidates have now had the same ‘Medicare for all’ debate six times

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! TALK ABOUT DÉJÀ VU: If you stuck around for the third hour of last night’s Democratic debate when the topic… Read More »

HIMSSCast: CMS price transparency rule, telehealth parity laws, and healthcare consumerism

Top Stories The HFN team discusses some recent pieces of news from federal and state governments, and speculates on these developments. Whitepapers Clinical Quality Measures 101 Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need… Read More »