July 9, 2019
While many health systems struggle to implement price transparency tools, Allina Health in Minnesota has successfully implemented a tool that gives physicians real-time information about how much patients' prescriptions will cost.
July 8, 2019
Urgent care centers specifically designed for patients with cancer might reduce patients' emergency department utilization in the first six months of diagnosis, helping them avoid the risks associated with a hospital visit and lowering the overall cost of care, according to a new study.
July 2, 2019
President Trump last week signed a controversial executive order directing HHS to require hospitals across the country to disclose the negotiated payment rates they set with health insurers, but New Hampshire's experience with a price transparency site suggests the practice might not lead to major savings.
Christiana Care Health System in November 2016 introduced a nurse navigator initiative for cancer patients that has helped improve clinical outcomes while reducing costs.
July 1, 2019
CMS last week signed off on Louisiana's plan to test a subscription-based payment model for hepatitis C drugs intended to increase medication access for its Medicaid and prison populations.
June 28, 2019
The House on Tuesday voted 227-194 to pass a "minibus" spending package that would increase funding for FDA and allocate money for the agency to establish safeguards around cannabidiol levels in food and dietary supplements.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
June 25, 2019
Employer health care costs are expected to reach a four-year high in 2020, in part due to rising prescription drug prices—and that is prompting many employers to re-think their approach to health insurance, according to a PwC Health Research Institute report released this month.
June 19, 2019
Despite some experts' calls to divert patients away from costly academic medical centers (AMCs), research demonstrates that AMCs might produce better patients outcomes—and might not cost as much as some policymakers fear, a trio of prominent health care experts argue.
June 18, 2019
The number of measles cases reported in the United States this year has continued to grow, and state and local health departments—which are largely responsible for tracking, reporting, and combating measles outbreaks—are feeling strained.
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