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October 24, 2014: Calculating the steeper costs of cancer

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Anxiety and fatigue are among palpable issues that extend beyond just fighting the disease.

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October 24, 2014: Could High Drug Prices Be Bad For Innovation?

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Policymakers are scrutinizing high prices for specialty drugs like never before. Gilead’s Sovaldi at $84,000 for a treatment course is in part to blame — or credit — for this, but so are Vertex’ Kalydeco, Merck’s Keytruda , and a series of other six figure drugs.

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October 24, 2014: Reform Update: Hospitals attack insurance 'skinny plans' as too thin

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Some employers are building health insurance policies that are technically compliant with the healthcare reform law, yet don't include coverage of inpatient hospital services.

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October 24, 2014: HHS chief rallies docs to boost ObamaCare enrollment

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is calling on thousands of family physicians across the country to boost ObamaCare sign-ups, less than one month before open enrollment begins.

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October 24, 2014: Almost 2,000 lung cancer patients missing out on surgery every year

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Around 1,800 lung cancer patients may be missing out on life-saving surgery each year, according to the latest regional cancer statistics from Cancer Research UK.

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October 24, 2014: CMS is at it Again…Increasing Rx Costs for Seniors

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Despite the public outcry last spring, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has once again issued guidance that could create serious risks in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

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October 24, 2014: Report: Taxpayer data on ObamaCare state exchanges at risk

Created on: Friday, October 24, 2014

Taxpayer information given to the state-based insurance exchanges created by ObamaCare could be at risk, according to a new federal audit.

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October 23, 2014: COA Payer Exchange Summit on Oncology Payment Reform in DC a First-Step Success

Created on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Over 120 oncology providers, payers, and industry representatives met yesterday in a forum to discuss oncology payment reform hosted by COA.

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October 23, 2014: Total Expenditures per Patient in Hospital-Owned and Physician-Owned Physician Organizations in California

Created on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hospitals are rapidly acquiring medical groups and physician practices.

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October 23, 2014: Pioneer ACOs: Slowed Health Spending, Improved Quality and More Drop Outs?

Created on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released second year results on its Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.

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