Tag archive for ‘Medicaid’
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 Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

CMS launches drug spending dashboard amid mounting tension on costs

More Medicare beneficiaries were prescribed AstraZeneca’s cholesterol drug Crestor than any other prescription medication last year, but the government spent 20% more on Sovaldi, Gilead’s new blockbuster More...

By On Thursday, December 10th, 2015

African-Americans most likely to stop taking meds in Medicare Part D’s coverage gap

NY Times Medicare Part D provides help to beneficiaries struggling with the cost of prescriptions drugs, but the plan’s coverage gap hits some populations harder than others, particularly African-Americans More...

By and On Monday, December 7th, 2015

Health plan provider directory data should be updated monthly for the patient’s sake

In today’s market, there is really no excuse for having inaccurate information in provider directories for months. On Nov. 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated guidance in the More...

By On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Study of ER Patient Returns Suggests Lack of Follow-up Care

AP — No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it’s more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a More...

By On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

The Problem With Satisfied Patients

A misguided attempt to improve healthcare has led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than making them well. When healthcare is at its best, hospitals are four-star hotels, and nurses, personal More...

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