FOCUS OF THE WEEK
September 1, 2015
The ruling will most likely be appealed by the government. The ACA requires coverage for contraception as a preventive service.
August 31, 2015
Quality may be getting better, but the GAO was not pleased that the VA did not have a handle on the drop-off in evaluations.
August 28, 2015
Both ExpressScripts and CVS Health say the new class of cholesterol-fighting drugs will be generally unavailable until their P&T committees complete evaluations, and negotiations for discounts or exclusive deals occur.
August 27, 2015
Both surveys and peer-reviewed research show patients like telehealth services. CVS' announcement comes after a successful pilot program showed a collaboration of telehealth and the retail clinics produced good results for patients.
August 26, 2015
The results for 2014, which was Year 3 of the program, revealed winners and losers and showed that ACOs may not be the only solution to hold down the cost of healthcare.
August 25, 2015
A recent study found that residents' PTSD is affected by the lack of social supports that existed even before the hurricane devastated the city on August 29, 2005. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other ailments are common, but psychiatrists and in-patient facilities are not.
August 24, 2015
Governor Asa Hutchinson seeks changes to Arkansas' first-of-its-kind Medicaid expansion waiver, which may include workforce training requirements and higher out-of-pocket costs for those newly insured.
August 21, 2015
Governor Robert Bentley is calling out fellow Republicans in Alabama's legislature and asking what they would cut if they fail to pass his $300 million tax proposal. His state has some of the nation's highest rates of diabetes and obesity.