Susan Morse

Susan Morse is Associate Editor of Healthcare Finance. You can follow her at @susanmorseHFN

genome editing
By Susan Morse 04:04 pm January 24, 2018
Somatic Cell Genome Editing is aimed at speeding up the time it takes for technology to be used in treatment.
Senate confirms Alex Azar to head HHS

HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar testifies before Senate on Nov. 29. Credit: C-Span

By Susan Morse 02:58 pm January 24, 2018
Many Democrats opposed Azar’s link to the pharmaceutical industry and high drug prices.
Medicare Shared Savings Program

A user-friendly dashboard for doctor’s to engage with data was key to lower readmissions and meet Medicare quality performance standards.

By Susan Morse 11:53 am January 23, 2018
Innovation Care Partners built a dashboard to engage physicians and offer financial incentives to use the tool and the combination has already resulted in lower readmissions.
government shutdown

Debate on the Senate floor on Jan. 22. Credit: C-span

By Susan Morse 01:02 pm January 22, 2018
Here’s a look at HHS, ONC and CDC plans during a government shutdown.
precision medicine bundled payments

Hackensack Meridian Health physicians Stuart Goldberg (left) and Andrew Pecora are hosting a HIMSS18 session, “Precise Disease Classification Optimizes Bundled Payments” on March 7.

By Susan Morse 11:42 am January 22, 2018
HIMSS18 presenters explain how Hackensack Meridian matches precision payment to precision medicine with an innovative approach to create ‘lanes of care’ that determine efficacy in terms of both cost and outcomes.
HHS nominee Alex Azar

HHS nominee Alex Azar at the Senate Finance Committee meeting Tuesday. Credit: C-span

By Susan Morse 04:17 pm January 09, 2018
The former Eli Lilly CEO also told the Senate Finance Committee affordability and the opioid epidemic round out his top four priorities.
Medicare Shared Savings program
By Susan Morse 11:28 am December 27, 2017
Executives from hospitals achieving early success with Medicare Shared Savings programs share insights about the approach that works for them.
amazon pharmacy business
By Susan Morse 10:38 am December 08, 2017
Providers, insurers among those closely watching for signs of online giant getting into the pharmaceutical business.
Optum startups
By Susan Morse 03:37 pm December 01, 2017
New venture fund from the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary is more of a market lift model than an accelerator, partner says.
FDA approves cancer test
By Susan Morse 10:49 am December 01, 2017
CMS said it would cover the test to make the targeted therapy options available to healthcare professionals, patients and eligible Medicare beneficiaries‎.  

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