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Rate of Americans without insurance rises to 4-year high as Trump weakens Obamacare, survey finds

Jan 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
The uninsured rate has been on the rise since the last two quarters of 2016 when Donald Trump was elected...
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Health insurance becomes collateral damage for workers in the government shutdown

Jan 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Although government employees are guaranteed coverage during shutdowns, new hires or those who recently made changes to their plan could find themselves caught in the bureaucratic...
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Medicare Expands Value Pay in MA and Part D Plans

Jan 24, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 21—Medicare is expanding its value-based insurance design (VBID) model and creating a new drug plan model....
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UnitedHealth sues ex-executive for taking trade secrets to Amazon joint health venture

Jan 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Health care giant UnitedHealth Group is suing one of its former executives for stealing trade secrets and taking them to a firm they consider a direct competitor — Amazon's new health venture with Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan...
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Jamie Dimon says Americans have 'some of the worst outcomes' in health care despite the best system

Jan 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Dimon last year teamed up with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to form a joint venture aimed at tackling costs and hopefully providing better services for their...
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Johnson & Johnson tops fourth-quarter expectations but signals sales to slow this year

Jan 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
Sales of psoriasis treatments and cancer drugs helped Johnson & Johnson beat Wall Street analysts' fourth-quarter earnings and revenue expectations. For 2019, the company forecast earnings that match profit estimates but fall short on...
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The Importance of Accurate Blood Pressure Screenings

Jan 23, 2019 , CardioSmart
Accurate screenings are key to diagnosing and treating patients with high blood pressure, explain...
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A New Tool Helps Predict Heart-Health Benefits from Diabetes Treatment

Jan 23, 2019 , CardioSmart
Risk prediction tool could aid patients in treatment decisions for type 2...
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Health start-up uBiome cuts more than 50 jobs

Jan 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
UBiome, which sells a test to help consumers monitor their gut health, cut more than 50 of its 250...
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Measles outbreaks make 2018 a near-record year for US

Jan 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
Outbreaks in Washington and New York have helped make 2018 the second-worst year for measles since 2000, NBC News...
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Shutdown risks delaying FDA approval of potentially lifesaving drugs and therapies

Jan 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
The partial government shutdown, now in its fifth week, threatens to delay Food and Drug Administration approval of potentially lifesaving drugs and...
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Missing, Lagging Charges Lead Provider Revenue Concerns

Jan 22, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 18—Provider organizations’ leading challenges in the revenue cycle are missing and lagging charges, according to a new survey....
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Richest 26 people now own same wealth as poorest half of the world, Oxfam claims

Jan 22, 2019 , CNBC Health
In a report published on Monday, the charity revealed that billionaire fortunes rose by 12 percent in 2018 as the poorest half of the world saw its wealth decline by 11...
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The super-rich saw their fortunes grow by $2.5 billion a day last year, Oxfam claims

Jan 21, 2019 , CNBC Health
In a report published on Monday, the charity revealed that billionaire fortunes rose by 12 percent in 2018 as the poorest half of the world saw its wealth decline by 11...
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As more women in Silicon Valley freeze their eggs, some are building start-ups to make it easier

Jan 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
Women in big cities like New York and San Francisco are increasingly opting to freeze their eggs. But those who are among the early adopters see a big opportunity to improve the experience for the next...
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Jan. 21-25: Medicaid Policies in Focus

Jan 19, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 17—As Congress’s primary Medicaid advisory body prepares to meet next week, hospitals and insurers are clashing over changes to the program’s managed care...
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FDA looking how to get nicotine-addicted teens to quit vaping as e-cigarette 'epidemic' grinds on

Jan 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA says doctors need more information about treating kids for nicotine use since most cessation products are only for...
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CVS, Walmart reach an agreement on a pharmacy contract after impasse

Jan 19, 2019 , CNBC Health
Walmart will continue to operate through CVS Health's pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy...
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Guidance Issued on Revenue Recognition

Jan 18, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Jan. 16—As healthcare organizations prepare to dive into year-end statements, an issue analysis—sourced from the experiences of HFMA members—has been released to provide insights on overhauled accounting and reporting standards....
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FDA clears the way to increase access and lower cost of life-saving opioid overdose treatment drug

Jan 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA's change clears the way for drugmakers to sell naloxone without a prescription. The life-saving treatment for opioids is also known as Narcan and...
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