Government & Policy

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Steven Corwin

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Steven Corwin explained that America has to decide if healthcare is a right or a privilege. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am March 14, 2017
Corwin calls for keeping the individual mandate and taking care of poor people to help the insurance market function.
Democrats CBO GOP health plan

HHS Secretary Tom Price downplayed the Congressional Budget Office projections about the American Health Care Act. But Democrats and industry associations spoke out against the legislation. 

By Jack McCarthy 08:54 am March 14, 2017
Congressional Budget Office estimate that the Republican plan would save $337 billion but leave 24 million uninsured sparks federal debate about who the bill would really help. 
House bill genetic tests
By Jessica Davis 12:03 pm March 13, 2017
The HR1313 bill passed 22-17 would penalize employees unwilling to share genetic testing information when participating in wellness programs.
Cedars-Sinai PCORI opioid
By Bernie Monegain 11:49 am March 10, 2017
Researchers will use the funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to employ pharmaceutical claims and EHR data in their effort to both reduce the impact of pain and cut down down on opioid abuse.
Geisinger hire
By Bernie Monegain 10:58 am March 10, 2017
The health system is ramping up its hiring efforts after a decade of growth and expansion.
MassHealth population health

MassHealth chief medical officer Carolyn Langer, MD. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:52 am March 10, 2017
Convene every stakeholder. Identify cross-department linkages. Understand patient sub-populations. Don’t forget long-term care and behavioral health. And hold ACOs accountable.
VA VistA commercial EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD

By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm March 09, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has more important priorities than software development, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.  
American Health Care Act
By Susan Morse 10:43 am March 09, 2017
The $400 million corporate tax break to top insurance executives was a major sticking point for House Democrats in discussions that lasted until 4. a.m.
Health Partners Plans
By Bernie Monegain 07:50 am March 09, 2017
Anthony Marino will supervise infrastructure and initiatives and provide vendor oversight. 
AHA American Health Care Act

American Hospital Association CEO Richard Pollack said the organizaton cannot support the Republicans American Health Care Act as it exists right now. 

By Mike Miliard 10:30 am March 08, 2017
Two major hospital groups, concerned about the financial impact that would be imposed on them under House Republicans' proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, have said they can't support the bill in its current form.

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