If you listen to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the organization's plans to update evaluation and management (E/M) codes could simplify documentation and free up doctors’ time to spend with patients. Read the full article on Fierce Healthcare [...]
A federal appellate court recently tossed the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) lawsuit against HHS, which attempted to block $1.6 billion in 340B hospital payment cuts. Read the full article on RevCycle Intelligence here.
Donald Trump’s drug-price push is steering right into health megadeals. The Trump administration’s budget office was sent a proposal by the Health and Human Services Department late Wednesday that seems to target pharmacy benefit managers — the middlemen in the pricing process — as part of [...]
IBM Watson Health and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced today their continued partnership to use Watson’s artificial intelligence to support Veterans suffering from late stage cancer. Read the full article on Tech Crunch here.
As oncology nurses, you are at the front lines of patient care in your communities— administering medications, answering questions, and providing your patients with the best guidance on treatment. This is a fact that I am reminded of on a [...]
The 340B Drug Pricing Program enables certain categories of hospitals to obtain discounts on covered outpatient drugs. To be eligible for the program, hospitals must meet various requirements. For most hospitals, these include serving a specified disproportionate share of low-income [...]
The Trump administration is opposing a request by an association of oncologists to have a three-judge panel appointed to hear its constitutional challenge to a 2 percent cut to Medicare Part B reimbursements for cancer drugs. Read the full article [...]
Today, I turn to the less well-known role of specialty pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers, which are now significant participants as 340B contract pharmacies. Below, we present our first exclusive analysis of how independent and PBM-owned specialty pharmacies have deepened [...]