Biden admin throws out Texas Medicaid waiverPosted on Saturday, April 17, 2021
CMS said the Trump administration should not have approved its more than $100 billion request without going through the usual notice and comment period.
Hospitals face specialty pharmacy challenges with insurer competitionPosted on Friday, April 16, 2021
There's revenue and potentially better outcomes to gain when a hospital fills patient prescriptions at their own in-house specialty pharmacy. But most patients are now covered by insurers who have vertically integrated a specialty pharmacy as subsidiaries.
Pandemic propels medical supply companiesPosted on Friday, April 16, 2021
Stockpiling, government subsidies, pent up elective procedure demand and bolstered infection prevention protocols are expected to boost medical suppliers' balance sheets.
Payers, providers clash over telehealth reimbursement as Congress mulls changesPosted on Friday, April 16, 2021
As members of Congress decide how to expand access to telehealth after the pandemic, one of the biggest questions has centered around how much Medicare providers should be paid for virtual care.
U.S. setting up $1.7B national network to track virus variantsPosted on Friday, April 16, 2021
The White House plan includes creating six centers of excellence partnerships with universities to develop technologies for gene-based surveillance of pathogens and building a data system to better analyze information on emerging disease threats.