August 16, 2019
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
August 15, 2019
To meet U.S. residents' growing yet skeptical interest in medical tourism, a Denver-based for-profit organization is arranging for U.S. doctors to leave the states for quick trips to perform operations on U.S. patients—who might even get paid by their employers for having the procedure abroad.
August 14, 2019
About 10.6 million U.S. residents enrolled in Affordable Care Act exchange plans by March 15 of this year, representing a less than 1% decrease when compared with enrollment numbers as of March 15, 2018, according to CMS data released Monday.
The number of U.S. patients who were billed for out-of-network care received at in-network hospitals rose between 2010 and 2016—and the costs of those bills increased, as well—according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
August 12, 2019
Experts say the common brand-name products used for IV iron infusions in many cases are medically interchangeable—yet providers increasingly are administering the most costly products, leaving patients facing unexpectedly high bills.
Drugmakers increasingly are creating generic versions of their own brand-name drugs, aiming in part to sustain revenue after patents expire, but some critics say these so-called "authorized generics" stifle competition and ultimately could increase prices.
August 9, 2019
The top five short-term health plan insurers in 2018 spent only about 39% of premium dollars on medical care, well below the Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio threshold, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' 2018 Accident and Health Policy Report published last week.
August 8, 2019
CMS on Wednesday announced that Medicare will cover FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapies nationwide at health care facilities that meet certain requirements, but the agency did not change Medicare's payment rates for the treatments.
August 6, 2019
WalletHub on Monday released its latest list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care. See where your state ranks with American Health Line's interactive map.
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