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  • Kmart Pharmacy sharply cuts price of Adrenaclick, competitor to EpiPen anti-allergy device

    Kmart on Tuesday announced that its pharmacy division is sharply cutting the price of a generic competitor to the anti-allergy EpiPen, with commercially insured customers having to pay $0 out of pocke...


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  • Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted

    Even as Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers, reported an improved financial picture for the last year, the company warned on Wednesday that it would consider leaving some federal health...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/health/anthem-earnings-obamacare-subsidies.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Reform&action=click&4154
  • Federal government could add more than $2 billion in costs if it cuts this type of Obamacare aid

    A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds the government could be hit with $12.3 billion in extra Obamacare-related costs in 2018 if it stops spending $10 billion in one type of financial aid for Obam...


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  • Affordable Care Act: A Tale of Two Red States

    When President Trump describes the Affordable Care Act as “imploding,” Lori Roll, an insurance agent here, does not consider it hyperbole.


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/health/how-gop-in-2-states-coaxed-the-health-law-to-success-or-crisis.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%204142
  • How G.O.P. in 2 States Coaxed the Health Law to Success or Crisis

    When President Trump describes the Affordable Care Act as “imploding,” Lori Roll, an insurance agent here, does not consider it hyperbole.


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/health/how-gop-in-2-states-coaxed-the-health-law-to-success-or-crisis.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%204138
  • A New Act for Health Care Coverage

    On the Friday last month that the House Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was supposed to go to the floor, as it became increasingly apparent that the legislation w...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/insider/this-medicaid-story-not-dead-health-care-coverage.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Care%20Refor4134
  • Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?

    The Obamacare marketplaces can be thought of as a government-run store. The government gives many customers subsidies, like gift cards, that they can use to buy insurance.


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/upshot/bare-market-what-happens-if-places-have-no-obamacare-insurers.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20C4126
  • Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration

    Health insurers pressed Trump administration officials on Tuesday to continue billions of dollars in subsidies for low-income people buying plans under the federal health care law, but left with nothi...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/health/health-insurers-make-case-for-subsidies-but-get-little-assurance-from-administration.html?rref=collection%2F4130
  • G.O.P. Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win

    Low-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices under a bill drafted by House Republ...


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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/us/politics/republicans-health-care-bill-medical-malpractice-suits.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHealth%20Car4122

EVENTS

Conferences

American Society of Breast Surgeons

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BREAST SURGEONS

April 26-30, 2017
If you are a medical professional dedicating all or part of your practice to the treatment of breast disease, consider joining more than 3,000 of your colleagues who share your interest. By joining The American Society of Breast Surgeons you become part of one of the mostrespected groups dedicated t...

2017 Cancer Center Administrators Forum & CCAF-IT

2017 CANCER CENTER ADMINISTRATORS FORUM & CCAF-IT

April 30-02, 2017
Moffitt Cancer Center is proud to host the CCAF 2017 at the beautiful and historic Vinoy Renaissance in downtown St. Petersburg. It has wonderful amenities and is located within walking distance to many restaurants, shops, and museums. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida are about 20 minut...

Society of Hospital Medicine 2017

SOCIETY OF HOSPITAL MEDICINE 2017

May 01-04, 2017
Join your colleagues from around the country at Hospital Medicine 2017 (HM17), May 1-4, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The largest national gathering of hospitalists in the United States, HM17 offers a comprehensive array of educational and networking opportunities desi...

II International Symposium of Project Management, Process and Innovation in healthcare

II INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, PROCESS AND INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE

May 03-05, 2017
The Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, with the aim of disseminating quality updates in health, is setting the schedule for this event offers you the very best in their area. Sign up for Notify me to be notified when entries are open.

2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

2017 AANS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

April 22-26, 2017
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The theme for the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting is Neurosurgery: A World of Innovation. In addition to highlighting the latest in neurosurgical science and practice, this meeting explores the educational and technological advances that are transf...

Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

MULTIDISCIPLINARY BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

February 18-18, 2017
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This FREE educational event – featuring both UC Health and national pancreatic cancer experts – will include sessions on: Latest developments in pancreatic cancer research, screening, evaluation and treatment, Survivorship care and stress management strategies, Personalized treatment app...

4th Annual USC Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

4TH ANNUAL USC MULTIDISCIPLINARY BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

January 28-28, 2017
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Since the 1950s we have been producing tools that harness the power of X-ray energy to benefit humankind. In recent decades, we have pioneered developments in the fields of radiotherapy, radiosurgery, X-ray tube technology, digital image detectors, cargo screening, and non-destructive testing. We ha...

War on Cancer 2016

WAR ON CANCER 2016

December 06-06, 2016
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The Economist Events' War on Cancer 2016 will explore solutions to the mismatch in progress and delivery in cancer care across Europe. We'll bring you innovative approaches to cancer prevention and treatment, solutions to overcome shortcomings in delivery and examples of best practices and o...

 

Webinars

APR 30, 2017 | 9:00 pm-
DIABETES MANAGEMENT: HOW DO I MANAGE THESE GUYS LONG TERM?
Join us for a 2-hour VETgirl online continuing education webinar, thanks to sponsorship from Merck Animal Health! In this lecture, Drs. David Bruyette and Margie Scherk will review what you need to know about diagnosing and treating diabetes in your canine and feline patients. This lecture...
MAY 02, 2017 | 1:00pm-
DETECTION OF CONTAMINATED MATERIAL FROM OUTSIDE THE LAB
Microbiological contamination can be a serious problem in the clinical laboratory. Although we think most contamination originates within the laboratory, it can be caused by environmental factors outside the laboratory. This program will cover how to successfully investigate a microbiologi...
MAY 02, 2017 | 12:00 p.m.-
SKIN AND EAR CULTURES: ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND APPROPRIATE TREATMENT
The session focuses on skin and ear culturing: the best collection methods, the treatment, and the issue with antibiotic resistance. This session is part 3 of the STEPs webinar for microbiology.
MAY 02, 2017 | 4:00pm-
DEMYSTIFYING MEDICINE 2017: CURRENT INFECTIOUS DISEASE CHALLENGES
The Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their applications to major human diseases. Each lecture will feature a presentation on a major disease, including current research and advancements on treatments.
MAY 03, 2017 | 1:00 pm-
EFFECTIVE AUDITING OF PHYSICIANS' NOTES
Auditing provider clinical records (i.e, the visit note) is a critical part of building a strong compliance program that defines what is needed in producing a high quality meaningful note.
MAY 03, 2017 | 11am-
THE NEW GOLD STANDARDS OF IRT DELIVERY FOR CLINICAL TRIALS
Traditional IRT systems manage randomization and drug supplies. This webinar will focus on emerging IRT system functionality that expedites go-live timeline, provides more sponsor control, and full visibility into the whole project lifecycle.
MAY 05, 2017 | 12:00pm-
NCI’S CENTER FOR CANCER RESEARCH (CCR) GRAND ROUNDS
NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Grand Rounds is a weekly lecture series addressing current research in clinical and molecular oncology. Speakers are leading national and international researchers and clinicians.
ACTIVE SHOOTER: NEW GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKPLACE INCIDENTS
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Workplace violence, and specifically active shooter incidents are a real threat for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Healthcare professionals could be faced with difficult decisions about leaving patients who may not be able to evacuate themselves. Emergency preparedness managers need ...
BEYOND THE EHR: CULTIVATING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT & LOYALTY THROUGH CRM
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Many healthcare organizations initially looked to their EHRs and patient portals to support patient engagement, but are now realizing these technologies are not the complete answer. But if they're not, then what is? Enter Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, relationship-bas...
WHY YOUR HOSPITAL NEEDS ACUTE INPATIENT REHABILITATION TO SUCCEED IN VALUE-BASED CARE
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Value-based care presents a number of challenges to today's operating models. In order to succeed in the new environment, it is imperative to understand the role your post-acute assets play, and how to manage rehabilitation programs within it. Learn how a well-managed inpatient rehabil...
OPPORTUNITIES IN HOME RESPIRATORY CARE – SPONSORED BY DRIVE MEDICAL
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Four respiratory/home care experts discussed the current state of the home respiratory care industry and offered their expertise and advice on how hospitals, home care providers, and individual RTs can benefit.
CLINICAL LABORATORY REPORTING: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE NEW 2016 REPORTING?
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This live webinar is designed for healthcare administrators, health information managers, medical records directors, compliance officers, risk officers, billing managers, coders and other healthcare professionals.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS: WHAT CAN YOU RELEASE?
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This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, coders, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, billing managers, social workers, counselors, release of records professionals, compliance managers and attorneys.
PUTTING THE WE IN WELLNESS: 5 SKILLS EVERY CASE MANAGER SHOULD USE
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This live webinar is designed for registered nurses, LPNs, directors of nursing, administrators, nursing assistants, directors, physician assistants, emergency room staff, directors of crisis and hotline centers, case managers, social workers, therapists, psychologists, and other healthcar...

RESOURCES

People use health care services for many reasons: to cure illnesses and health conditions, to mend breaks and tears, to prevent or delay future health care problems, to reduce pain and increase qual...

The medical profession was justified in celebrating this spring’s Congressional action to eliminate the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. However, the hard-fought victory, while sweet, comes ...

The Physicians Foundation’s mission is to help educate physicians on the important systemic changes that impact upon the private practice of medicine. In this report, we examine the Medicare progr...

A defining test of President Barack Obama’s second term, and domestic policy legacy as a President of the United States, is upon the nation. Nearly three years after initial enactment in 2010, the...

The deeply challenging initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act closed on March 31, 2014 (except for time-limited provisions offered by the federal government and about 10 states ...

With nearly 125,000 pages worth of Medicare regulations governing the U.S. healthcare system, physicians are confronted with overwhelming regulatory burdens that continue to erode their practice of me...

Although coverage for 30 million Americans represents a significant ambition, a rapidly changing U.S. healthcare system is also causing challenges and concerns. The consolidation of regional hospital ...

"Making it simple, however, is far from simple. Humana alone has more than 10 million beneficiaries, a network of 600,000 providers, and many different insurance plans. Health information technology...

Aurora Health Care provides not-for-profit healthcare services to the people of East Wisconsin in the United States. As well as its 113 permanent health care sites, the organization also offers servic...