Tag archive for ‘Government’
By and On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether More...

By and On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

California lawmakers renew push to pass right-to-die bill

California lawmakers are making a new push to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives after previous efforts stalled amid religious opposition.  More...

By and On Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Dialysis Patients Get Substandard Care Despite Guidelines

Many kidney failure patients continue to receive critical dialysis treatments through catheters, a method of accessing the dialysis patients’ vein that is widely known to increase the risk of serious infections, More...

By and On Monday, June 15th, 2015

Senate Panel Revisits EHR Problems

Modern Healthcare — Last week, poor Electronic Health Record (EHR) interoperability was the subject of a session held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Congress has expressed heightened More...

By On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

House Panel Votes to Repeal Medical-Device Tax

A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3% tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul.  More...

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