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679 Articles Matching "spending"

Part D savings plans dialed back

May 22, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Part D plans will have fewer new tools to control drug spending than Medicare initially...
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State Highlights: Washington Health Spending Law For Native American Groups Called Promising; Citing Abuses, 5 More Former Ohio State Students File Lawsuit Against Team Doctor

May 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Washington, Ohio, California, Illinois, Maryland, Connecticut, Arizona, Georgia, New York, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Iowa and...
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Warren Hopes Opioid Message Will Reach Through Partisan Hostility In Ohio And West Virginia, Both Hit Hard By Crisis

May 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a plan this week that would funnel $100 billion toward combatting the opioid epidemic. She's on the road to talk about it, stopping in states that have been deeply impacted by the drug crisis. In other news: a Trump administration official talks about boosting funding; prescription opioid use plummets; spending on the epidemic sky-rockets; and more....
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IQVIA: Drug spending tops $344 billion; opioid volume sees historic drop

May 10, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Prescription opioid volume declined 17% in 2018, which is the largest single-year drop ever recorded, according to IQVIA's annual "Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S." report. Read More...
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Price Check On Drug Ads: Would Revealing Costs Help Patients Control Spending?

May 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
As part of his plan to tamp down drug pricing, President Donald Trump wants pharmaceutical companies to provide cost information in drug ads — just like side effects....
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Spending Time Outside This Spring Comes With A Caveat - Check For Ticks Before You Go Inside.

May 01, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
It's time to start talking ticks. Spring signals a particularly active time for ticks, just when gardeners get antsy to get their hands dirty, working in their gardens. For anyone looking forward to spending time outdoors Be Warned: tick-borne disease is on the rise. Each year, approximately 30,0......
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Medically-tailored meal delivery tied to lower health spending

Apr 25, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Low-income people with chronic diseases who get free meals delivered that are tailored to their medical needs are less likely to be admitted to hospitals or nursing homes, a study in Massachusetts suggests....
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Insurers To Be Allowed To Prevent Drug Coupons From Applying To Annual Limit On Out-Of-Pocket Costs In Some Cases

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
CMS will allow insurers to implement the restrictions when there's a generic drug available to the patient. CMS argues that the rule would encourage patients to use generic drugs and lower drug...
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Global medical app downloads exceeded 400M in 2018

Apr 19, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Consumer spending in health and fitness apps also tripled during this time, according to numbers from App...
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Geisinger clinical effectiveness program credited with stabilizing biologics costs

Apr 19, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Biologics comprised less than 1% of Geisinger Health’s claims but were approaching 50% of its total drug spending. That is, until a comparative effectiveness program halted the rapid...
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Where Are Americans’ Tax Refunds Going? Toward Paying For Health Care.

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The week after people get refunds, out-of-pocket health care spending bumps up 60 percent. In other health costs news, Texas passes legislation to try to combat surprise medical bills....
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Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move The Needle, Study Finds

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New research published in JAMA detected some changes in healthy behavior like weight and stress, but little overall impact in workers’ health status or employer health care...
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Why using pretax health savings will keep more money in your pocket

Apr 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
There are two kinds of tax-advantaged savings accounts that let you put money away for health-care needs, depending on what kind of health plan you have: health savings accounts or flexible spending...
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For millions of Americans on workplace wellness treadmill, test results are back, and not good

Apr 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
One of the first randomized clinical studies of a corporate wellness program tracking 30,000 workers reveals companies may need to temper expectations on better health outcomes and lower health-care spending. There's still more promise than...
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Even People With Employer-Sponsored Plans Are Spending A Big Chunk Of Income On Health Insurance

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"The affordability trends in the employer market are driven by healthcare costs rising a lot faster than the median income," said Sara Collins, vice president of healthcare coverage and access at the Commonwealth Fund. The trends may be fueling some of the "Medicare for All" interest, experts...
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From The State Capitols: Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases; Increasing Mental Health Spending; Expanding Telemedicine Coverage; And More

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News on the state legislatures comes from Iowa, Washington, Ohio, Connecticut and...
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Human health can be 'mostly sustained' for a year in space, NASA Twins Study concludes

Apr 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016 caused changes in astronaut Scott Kelly's body, from his weight down to his genes, according to the results of the NASA Twins Study, released Thursday....
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As Congress Zeroes In On Health Costs, Medical Device Makers Ready Their Story

Apr 06, 2019 , Forbes
As the new chair of the medical device lobby AdvaMed, Stryker Kevin Lobo is launching an educational campaign of members of Congress on medical devices' 5.2% share of U.S. medical spending...
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Australian opposition's promise for health spending buoys stocks

Apr 05, 2019 , Reuters
Shares in Australian medical imaging and cancer-treatment firms rose on Friday after the opposition Labor party promised increased spending in the sector, weeks out from an election that opinion polls suggest they will win in a landslide....
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Amazon takes another step into the medical space by accepting pre-tax health spending accounts

Mar 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Health experts say it's a smart move for Amazon, as it gets deeper into the health and medical...
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