WSJ: Why competition drives drug prices up, not down

 By Mackenzie Bean  While it is a common belief that more competition in the pharmaceutical industry will help contain high drug costs, Pfizer and Eli Lilly’s rivalry over their erectile dysfunction drugs proves otherwise. In June, New York City-based Pfizer raised the price of
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Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Said to Be Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary

By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON — If President-elect Donald J. Trump wanted a cabinet secretary who could help him dismantle and replace President Obama’s health care law, he could not have found anyone more prepared than Representative Tom Price, who has been studying how to accomplish tha
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Why can’t devicemakers and insurers get along?

By Adam Rubenfire After a spinal stroke in 2007 robbed Rick Batty of his ability to use his arms and legs, the then 54-year-old agricultural salesman wasn’t sure he’d ever walk again. Then he found ReWalk, a battery-powered exoskeleton that uses small motors at the knees a
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How health systems across the US are improving price transparency

By Kelly Gooch  Physician organizations, hospitals and health systems are under increasing pressure to deliver transparent, competitive pricing. This pressure is coming from multiple sources, according to Igor Belokrinitsky, principal with Strategy&, PricewaterhouseCoopers’
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The Phia Group, LLC Officially Announces the Release of its New “Independent Consultation & Evaluation” (ICE) Service

Independent Consultation & Evaluation On November 22, 2016 in Press Releases by Jon Jablon The Phia Group, LLC Officially Announces the Release of its New “Independent Consultation & Evaluation” (ICE) Service Braintree, MA – The Phia Group has for more than a decade been a sou
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AMA Pledges to Prevent Loss of Americans’ Healthcare Coverage

By Vera Gruessner The American Medical Association (AMA) released a statement yesterday reaffirming its commitment to ensuring that every American who currently has healthcare coverage will continue to have insurance and access to medical care. Read more…
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In New Survey Of Eleven Countries, US Adults Still Struggle With Access To And Affordability Of Health Care

By Eric C. Schneider Surveys of patients’ experiences with health care services can reveal how well a country’s health system is meeting the needs of its population. Using data from a 2016 survey conducted in eleven countries—Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Ze
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President-elect Donald Trump, Healthcare, and Self-Funding

The First 100 Days: President-elect Donald Trump, Healthcare, and Self-Funding Monday, November 21, 2016 1:00 PM (EST) to 2:00 PM Join Us – Register Now! The election is behind us, and no matter who you supported, it was one of the most divisive in recent history. Regarding the
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Has health care hacking become an epidemic?

By Nsikan Akpan  In February 2015, Anthem made history when 78.8 million of its customers were hacked. It was the largest health care breach ever, and it opened the floodgates on a landmark year. More than 113 million medical records were compromised last year, according to the Office
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‘Somewhere in between’: Finding the balance between quality and the bottom line

By Kelly Gooch As healthcare continues its shift from fee-for-service to value-based care, hospitals and health systems are working steadily to try and improve quality while reducing costs. However, striking a balance between the two can be challenging. Read more…
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