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July 31, 2015: Federal Drug Program Puts Profits over Patients

Created on: Friday, July 31, 2015

Federal regulators and law enforcement just announced that they've recaptured $2 billion in Medicaid payments that were made improperly or fraudulently last year.

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July 31, 2015: Reforming 340B

Created on: Friday, July 31, 2015

The 340B drug pricing program requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide outpatient medications at steeply discounted prices to certain types of hospitals and health clinics.

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July 31, 2015: IBM Watson, CVS deal: How the smartest computer on earth could shake up health care for 70m pharmacy customers

Created on: Friday, July 31, 2015

The artificial intelligence system known as Watson is going to supercompute your health.

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July 31, 2015: Medicare and Medicaid Need to Be Transformed

Created on: Friday, July 31, 2015

To understand why Medicare and Medicaid require broad reform, one need only glance at the Congressional Budget Office’s projections. Combined, the programs are expected to make up nearly one-third of all federal spending by 2025, crowding out other priorities.

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July 31, 2015: Medicare records show growth in care roles of non-physicians

Created on: Friday, July 31, 2015

According to federal data analyzed by USA Today, Medicare billing records for 2013 show 15% more nurse practitioners and 11% more physician assistants received payments than the previous year for a wide range of care.

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July 30, 2015: ASCO Value Framework: A Step Forward or Back?

Created on: Thursday, July 30, 2015

With all the focus in the media on cancer drug costs, let alone within the oncology community, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released its much-anticipated value framework.

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July 30, 2015: Medicare prescription drug premiums projected to remain stable

Created on: Thursday, July 30, 2015

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projected today that the average premium for a basic Medicare Part D prescription drug plan in 2016 will remain stable, at an estimated $32.50 per month.

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July 30, 2015: Armstrong: Time to make the right call on health care for Texas

Created on: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Discriminatory policy shift violates equal protection under 14th amendment.Though great strides made, nation's system struggles in making right decisions.

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July 30, 2015: Medicare turns 50: Will it still be there 10 years from now?

Created on: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Medicare was signed into law on July 31, 1965, by President Lyndon Johnson. Unlike ObamaCare, Medicare had broad bipartisan support.

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July 30, 2015: Ways and Means Members Introduce Bills to Bring Clarity to Hospital Payment Systems

Created on: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), Health Subcommittee member Kenny Marchant (R-TX), and Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany (R-LA) introduced three bills that take the next steps in reforming Medicare’s payment systems.

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