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According to a report released by California health officials, pharmaceutical companies have significantly raised whole sale prices of their products since the state's drug price transparency law was passed in 2017.
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Researchers recently found that unselected genetic testing of all women following breast cancer diagnosis appears highly cost-effective compared with the standard practice of testing select women based on clinical criteria or family history.
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In a heavily anticipated move, HHS proposed reforms today to the Stark Law and anti-kickback statutes in hopes of boosting value-based and coordinated care.
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“Appropriately identifying and characterizing barriers to PCSK9 inhibitor access, and developing approaches to overcome them, will reduce the clinical and economic burden for patients who are likely to benefit from PCSK9 inhibition,” researchers concluded.
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Recent study finding suggest that older adults with acute heart failure may be at increased risk for readmission and death within a year if they have hyperkalemia at hospital admission.
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“The data obtained in our study quantify the economic value of delaying or preventing disease progression and may inform payers and physician groups about value-based payment programs,” researchers wrote.
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According to a survey by Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, the adoption and investing in artificial intelligence in the health care industry is growing.
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After launching a year ago, a CVS Health Corp health plan that uses an outside drug pricing group to help it decide whether to cover certain new medicines has gained little traction with customers.
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By moving from paying for maternity care in a piecemeal way to relying on bundled payments, insurers and doctors say they hope to cut costs and improve the quality of care for pregnant women.
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The World Health Organization says that countries must increase health care spending in order to close coverage gaps or up to 5 billion people will be unable to access care by 2030.
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