Using EHRs to Find Hidden Drug Benefits
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have used electronic health record analysis to uncover hidden drug benefits, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
The Extended "Fix" for Canceled Health Insurance Policies: Latest State Action
In March, the Obama administration released guidance extending the renewal of health insurance policies that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage standards through October 1, 2016. At least 9 states that did not adopt the administration’s original transitional policy are now allowing renewals of noncompliant policies after January 1, 2014.
With Third Lawyer, Republicans File Lawsuit Over the ACA
Republicans finally filed a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act, after approving the suit in July. They are challenging the employer-based coverage aspect of the law, as well as Treasury payments to insurers.
FDA Pushes Rule on Labeling by Generics to Next Year
With an aim to create parity between brand-name and generic drugs, the FDA was expected to pass a rule next month that would allow generic manufacturers to independently provide safety updates on their labels. The decision has now been pushed back by 9 months.
CMS Healthcare Cost Transparency Tools Found Lacking
In an effort to foster greater transparency of healthcare costs, the government and private sector entities are offering tools that provide cost and quality information to consumers. But just how effective are these tools?
The Argument For Better Patient-Centered Care in Oncology
After 4 years of living with inflammatory breast cancer, Amy Berman, RN, BS, senior program officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation, she still felt fine, which she attributed to her care choices, she explained during her speech at The American Journal of Managed Care’s Patient-Centered Oncology Care meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.