October 2016 - FRMC

Volume
13
Issue 10
October 2016
daily medicine container

By Mary Beth Nierengarten

As the popularity of rare-disease indicated orphan drugs increases, payers are becoming concerned about whether or not these prescriptions are entirely necessary.

FEATURES

By Paul Nicolaus

With insurers pulling out, premiums on the rise, and the presidential election on the way, the fate of Obamacare hangs in the balance.  | Read More
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By Mary Beth Nierengarten

As the popularity of rare-disease indicated orphan drugs increases, payers are becoming concerned about whether or not these prescriptions are entirely necessary. | Read More
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By Dean Celia

Recent controversy related to drug price gouging has pushed the issue onto the political stage in the midst of the 2016 Presidential election. Each candidate has taken a stance against allowing drug companies to unnecessarily raise prices to unreasonable amounts. | Read More
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By Dean Celia

After public backlash against exorbitant price increases for the EpiPen, industry leaders are weighing in on the practicality of the new price and the validity of possible solutions presented by its manufacturer. | Read More
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DEPARTMENTS

A recently published review suggests that alternatives to inpatient hospitalization do not jeopardize the treatment of several acute medical conditions. | Read More
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By David Costill

An interview with Chad Johnson, senior vice president and executive director, Phoenix Children’s Care Network. | Read More
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A group of Republican lawmakers are urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revise its proposed implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA, of 2015, which they argue would complicate quality reporting and burden smaller practices. | Read More
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An internal investigation by the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) found that the bloated budget and costly delays for construction of a new VA medical campus near Denver, Colorado were caused by gross mismanagement. | Read More
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