Tag Archives: Healthcare

340B found to have minimal effect on pricing, countering notion that it’s a driver of healthcare spending

The 340B drug discount program has been a source of controversy, with the pharmaceutical industry claiming that it’s one of the main drivers of rising healthcare spending. But a study from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission challenges that assertion, finding that its effect on cost sharing for patients is minimal. For hospitals participating in 340B,… Read More »

Of $3 billion DOJ recovered in fraud, $2.6 billion attributable to healthcare

Of the more than $ 3 billion in fraud settlements and judgments the government recovered from civil cases involving fraud and false claims, $ 2.6 billion involved healthcare, according to the Department of Justice. The cases include drug and medical device manufacturers, managed care providers, hospitals, pharmacies, hospice organizations, laboratories, and physicians.  The amounts included… Read More »

Will At-Home Lab Tests Change Healthcare Diagnostics Forever? | Frank Ong, Everlywell

Health Tech Jan 3, 2020• By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH It used to be that patients would have to go see a doctor to get lab tests ordered to check their cholesterol or metabolism, but now, thanks to at-home testing companies like Everlywell, those tests (and 30 others, including STI tests) can be ordered online… Read More »

Healthcare spending rises to $3.6 trillion in the U.S., driven partly by health insurance tax

Healthcare spending in the U.S. hit a high-water mark of $ 3.6 trillion in 2018, rising at a rate of 4.6% — the same rate of increase found in 2016, and higher than the 4.2% rate in 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary, publishing in Health Affairs, found that… Read More »

Education Has Become a Necessity Like Healthcare Which Is Why Politicians Are Saying ‘Free’ – Forbes

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend and 2020 presidential candidate, speaks during the American … [+] Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Public Service Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Democratic presidential hopefuls attended the Public Service Forum to discuss their economic plans for working families, union employees… Read More »