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20 Jun
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Here is what we are reading

My battle with Parkinson’s shows why federal funding for research matters Opioid crisis sending thousands of children into foster care Facebook launches feature connecting users with opioid treatment information Smoking cigarettes decreases among U.S. adults, new government data shows Transcending Together ...

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20 Jun
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Patients want better communication, care coordination, survey shows

Dive Brief: A report from health insurance giant Aetna found that patients want communicative doctors who offer convenient appointments and that they put a high value on privacy and data security. The study of 1,000 people also found that women are ...

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20 Jun
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Payers moving to value-based care faster than expected

Dive Brief: Insurers are moving away from fee-for-service toward value-based care more quickly than previously predicted, Change Healthcare reported in a new survey of 120 payers. The report posits that for the first time private payers, rather than government programs, have ...

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20 Jun
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340B audit imbalances under fire at Senate panel

Dive Brief: The 340B Drug Pricing Program took center stage at the Senate’s HELP panel for the third time in several months on Tuesday, this time turning the focus to audits of hospitals and drug manufacturers conducted by the Health Resources and ...

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20 Jun
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MACPAC proposes changes to Medicaid drug rebate program

By Virgil Dickson  | June 19, 2018 The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission called on Congress to make key changes to the Medicaid drug rebate program to cut spending on drugs for low-income people. Under the program, Medicaid covers ...

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19 Jun
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Trump administration finalizes rule to expand association health plan access

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled the final version of a rule that allows more small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to buy insurance. The final rule, released by the Department of Labor, is part of the administration’s ...

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19 Jun
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State Drug Director on opioid crisis: ‘What we have been doing … is not working’

by Steve Brawner (BRAWNERSTEVE@MAC.COM) State Drug Director Kirk Lane says the state and nation aren’t doing enough to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic, while the U.S. House of Representatives is passing a flurry of bills to combat the problem. “The biggest ...

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14 Jun
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Medicaid Expansion And Community Health Centers: Care Quality And Service Use Increased For Rural Patients

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14 Jun
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Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court

By Harris Meyer  | June 13, 2018 In a case with major national implications, the Trump administration and advocacy groups are set to argue in federal court in Washington Friday over whether the HHS secretary has the legal authority to allow ...

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06 Jun
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The New Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act

AADE is excited to announce a new bill that could help millions under Medicare affected by diabetes. HR 5768, the “Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act,” was recently introduced to the House of Representatives by Tom Reed (R-NY) and ...

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