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The Sunshine Act Will Cost Pharma and Medical Device Manufacturers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Feb 2013 9:58pm The regulators go to work.... Fed up by pharmceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers' vulgar use of "honoraria," "consulting fees" cozy "investment" relationships and other financial sweeteners to buy physician loyalty, Congress included the "Physician Payment Sunshine Act" as part of the Affordable Care Act. The i ... Read on »
How much will the Affordable Care Act Cost California? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Dec 2012 12:00am The answer is not clear. The key driver of increased cost to California are the broadening eligibility standards for Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California). Although California recently passed a proposition to increase taxes, California still faces a shortfall of $1.9 billion for fiscal year 2013-14.The L.A. Times reports that ACA cost ... Read on »
Report: Affordable Care Act controls costs for early retiree coverage by Health & Human Services Posted Wed 02 Mar 2011 12:01am State and local governments, private employers receive $535 million in 2010 to help protect coverage for retired Americans Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report showing that the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) created by the Affordable Care Act is reducing health care costs for ea ... Read on »
Culturing Embryos in individual droplets acts like low cost Embryoscope - a photo essay by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 08 May 2014 10:09pm This is a guest post by Dr. Sai, Head Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd. The desired outcome of IVF is a healthy baby . This is why transferring a single top quality embryo which will implant is the ultimate goal of Clinician, Embryologist and the Patient.  What is  Elective Single Embryo ... Read on »
Affordable Care Act initiative to lower costs, help doctors and hospitals coordinate care by Health & Human Services Posted Tue 23 Aug 2011 1:01am The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced a new initiative to help improve care for patients while they are in the hospital and after they are discharged. Doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers can now apply to participate in a new program known as the Bundled Payme ... Read on »
New data: Affordable Care Act delivers lower costs to more seniors with Medicare by Health & Human Services Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 1:01am Nearly 1.3 million people with Medicare receiving discounts on prescription drugs; 18.9 million receiving preventive care Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare are seeing reduced costs for important health care -- t ... Read on »
ObamaCare Is Not A Cost Savings Act by Dr. Stanley F. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 28 Mar 2012 9:40pm Stanley Feld M.D., FACP,MACE The evidence is mounting that President Obama’s healthcare reform act will not make healthcare more efficient or more affordable. I have pointed out that Obamacare will create a healthcare system that will limit innovation, lead to healthcare rationing, and lower the quality of care.  All this is coming ou ... Read on »
Act now to reduce lupus medical costs and improve access to treatments by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Fri 15 Mar 2013 2:21pm By Kimberly Cantor Kim Cantor New medications and those in development to treat lupus are mostly biologics – a type of drug derived from living cells that are extremely complex to create.  With a number of new and innovative treatments for lupus in the drug pipeline, these highly anticipated treatments will mean nothing ... Read on »
Affordable Care Act: “Let’s Talk Cost” BCBS NC Commercial by Dan Dunlop Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 May 2013 6:29am This TV spot from BCBS of North Carolina intrigues me. It uses an infographic look (oh so popular) and give it life through animation. I also like the tone of the commercial. BCBS is taking issues that confuse the general population and is trying to create understanding by making very simple points. Of course, they don’t mention their role in d ... Read on »
Affordable Care Act improving health coverage and lowering costs for Californians by Health & Human Services Posted Fri 10 Dec 2010 12:01am CalPERS letter to HHS outlines efforts to implement Affordable Care Act, expanding coverage and lowering premium costs for enrollees Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a letter from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), which provides health benefits to 1.6 million workers, ... Read on »