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September 25, 2018
By Ashley Pappas
Online retail giant Amazon is increasing its presence in the health care marketplace, with the company planning to open a primary care clinic for employees in late 2018.
September 25, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is encouraging states to allow the sale of short-term individual health insurance plans outside the Obamacare exchanges.
September 19, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a plan to update regulation of mobile medical applications, including a proposed precertification program to streamline the development of “software as a medical device” (SAMD).
September 19, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The U.S. Senate passed a massive, $857 billion spending bill funding the departments of Defense, Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services (HHS) for FY 2019.
September 19, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
The Ohio Department of Medicaid announced its five managed-care plan providers will transition from a spread-pricing drug purchasing model to a pass-through approach by 2019.
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September 13, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
Arkansas physicians frustrated by hospital- and insurance-controlled care are returning to more personal, patient-driven options in the form of direct primary care (DPC) and concierge medicine.
September 13, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The state of Nevada has begun the process of becoming the first state to leave the federal Obamacare exchange and set up a state-run version.
September 13, 2018
By Brandon Best
Twenty-five Wisconsin cities face a total of nearly $2.25 billion in unfunded liabilities, many of which are related to health care benefits promised to retired workers, a Wisconsin Policy Forum report shows.
September 13, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
A survey from the personal-finance website WalletHub examining all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on health care cost and quality ranks Vermont first and Louisiana last.
September 13, 2018
By Travis Akin
Georgia lawmakers are considering reforms to the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws, the regulatory frame- work designed to limit health care providers’ ability to provide new facilities and services.