In Focus Blog
July 22, 2016
In a conference call the morning after a landmark vote, Dexcom's president and CEO said the company will not wait for final FDA approval to start talks with CMS.
July 21, 2016
There are signs that smaller providers, in particular, are not moving toward value-based reimbursement at the same pace as larger healthcare stakeholders.
July 20, 2016
AstraZeneca is trying to invoke the Orphan Drug Act to protect its blockbuster, on the grounds it is approved to treat a rare pediatric condition.
July 19, 2016
The study found that the mortality risk for poor black men, relative to similar white men, persisted even when taking factors like education, employment, and marital status into account.
July 18, 2016
The most recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll was conducted during an exceptionally violent week. Concerns about terrorism and gun policy outranked jobs and the economy and healthcare as voter priorities.
July 14, 2016
Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt told the Senate Finance Committee there are concerns that some primary care practices will not be ready for the targeted January 1, 2017, start date.
July 13, 2016
The study of 3.9 million adults culled data from 189 studies; participants were non-smokers who had no known chronic disease and lived at least 5 years to be included in the analysis.
July 11, 2016
The president predicts that in 20 years, the nation will look back on "Obamacare" as a moment of courage that has improved people's lives.