November 21, 2018
A report from the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations found the price of EVZIO, a drug designed to reverse an opioid drug-related overdose, increased from $575 per unit in 2014 to $4,100 per unit in 2017.
Walmart beginning next year will require employees who need spinal surgery to get the procedure at one of a handful of hospitals nationwide that the company has selected for offering better-quality care at lower prices.
November 19, 2018
The Department of Justice says it has reached a proposed settlement with Atrium Health that would prohibit the health system from using anticompetitive clauses in its contracts with insurers.
Leaders at Cambridge Health Alliance last week sat down with the husband of a woman who died after collapsing outside a locked emergency department door in 2016, offering their apologies and acknowledging "multiple failures," according to the Boston Globe.
November 16, 2018
A new analysis shows U.S. adults with employer-sponsored health plans are making fewer trips to their primary care physicians, while office visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants have increased.
HHS has clarified that every Title X family planning grant recipient must include a provider that offers hormonal birth control.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
November 15, 2018
Forbes this week released its annual 30 Under 30 in health care list, which includes biological researchers, entrepreneurs, physicians, and PhD students under 30 years of age who are working to improve health care delivery in the United States.
Hospitals in North Carolina are pushing back against a plan to tie what the state pays for workers' health care to Medicare's reimbursement rate—a move that hospitals say could jeopardize access to care.
November 14, 2018
CMS under a new waiver will allow states to use federal funding to pay for up to 30 days of treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries being treated at institutions of mental disease primarily for a mental health condition.
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