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Updates from the ACA court hearing

Emily Viles | Jul 9, 2019 | Federal

New proposal in series of opioid lawsuits

Emily Viles | Jun 20, 2019 | Federal

More than 1,800 lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies, local pharmacies and drug distributors for financially profiting from the over-marketing and selling of prescription opioids.  The lawsuits have been filed by several individual states, counties and towns across the United States.  Data from the CDC reveals that nearly 200,000...[ Read More ]

Meeker: Health care and internet trends

DJ Wilson | Jun 13, 2019 | Federal

Mary Meeker is a partner at the venture capital firm Bond Capital.  She is also an annual speaker at the Code Conference, which is going on this week. Meeker gives an annual "Internet Trends" report at the conference, a presentation that is so full of detail that it's more trees...[ Read More ]

2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

| Jun 13, 2019 | Federal

On Wednesday, the Commonwealth Fund released their 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The report analyzes state-by-state data to determine which states have the highest quality of care, access to care, health outcomes, and health disparities.     Death rates, coverage, and spending were key highlights included in the...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health findings on behavioral health trends

Emily Viles | Jun 12, 2019 | Federal

Last month, FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims, released a white paper detailing national behavioral health trends. The paper takes a look at behavioral health trends from 2007 to 2017 and seeks to determine if...[ Read More ]

Excerpts from Pam MacEwan's testimony to Congress

Laura Lundberg | Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

On June 12, Pam MacEwan, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, testified before the US House Ways and Means Committee regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Washington State’s progress in the health care arena.     MacEwan began her testimony by describing how Washington has expanded...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: Blockchain Has the Power to Transform the Patient Experience

| Jun 6, 2019 | Federal

Brenna K. Legaard is a registered patent attorney with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Legaard wrote the following op-ed on the use of blockchain technology in health care.  When health care professionals and consumers think of blockchain, their minds very likely go to famous cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But blockchain technology can...[ Read More ]

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