September 18, 2019
Federal and state officials last week raided a plastic surgery office following accusations that a doctor at the clinic administered non-FDA-approved drugs to patients who purchased certain services through Groupon, adding to growing concerns that Groupon users might be more vulnerable to medical scams.
A federal judge on Tuesday vacated HHS' site-neutral payment policy that cuts Medicare payment rates for off-campus hospital facilities.
An FDA advisory panel this month recommended approval of an experimental treatment for peanut allergies but, writing in The Atlantic, James Hamblin questions whether the product is worth its likely $4,200 price tag—and flags research suggesting it might backfire for some patients.
Some air ambulance companies are selling membership subscriptions that promise patients will pay no out-of-pocket costs if they use the transportation services, but state regulators—and some larger air ambulance companies—are skeptical of the memberships' no-cost guarantee.
Former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, who spent much of his career in the private sector, in a post on LinkedIn offers 12 tips the private health care sector can take from VA.
September 17, 2019
Health care expenses were "the largest contributor" to growing U.S. poverty levels from 2017 to 2018, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released this month.
Weill Cornell Medicine on Monday announced that, starting in the 2019-2020 school year, it will provide a "full ride" scholarship that covers tuition as well as room and board, books, and other expenses to all students who qualify for financial aid.
Purdue Pharma on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a tentative settlement the drugmaker reached with nearly two dozen states and thousands of U.S. cities, counties, and territories that are suing the company for allegedly contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Beacon Orthopaedics recently partnered with Revelstoke Capital Partners to launch a new network of orthopedics groups to help the practices compete in a more consolidated marketplace—a partnership that observers warn could have both beneficial and detrimental results.
September 16, 2019
Chronic health conditions and specialty drugs are projected to drive up the overall cost of employer-sponsored health benefits in 2020, according to a report released last week by the consulting firm Aon.
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