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Inland Northwest, September 10, 2019

Meeker: Health care and internet trends

DJ Wilson | Jun 13, 2019 | Federal

FAIR Health findings on behavioral health trends

Emily Viles | Jun 12, 2019 | Federal

Excerpts from Pam MacEwan's testimony to Congress

Laura Lundberg | Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

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 ]

Anthem, Inc. to Acquire Beacon Health Options

| Jun 6, 2019 | Federal

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country. Beacon currently serves more than 36 million individuals across all 50 states, including nearly 3 million individuals under comprehensive risk-...[ Read More ]

Take a number: Would long wait times in US healthcare be acceptable?

| May 30, 2019 | Federal

Joshua W. Axene, FSA, FCA, MAAA, is a Partner and Consulting Actuary with Axene Health Partners, LLC. Axene wrote the following article on Medicare For All.  With all the talk of Medicare For All in the media, I started to think about American healthcare culture as we see it today...[ Read More ]

The MISSION Act seeks to provide more health care options for veterans

Emily Viles | May 14, 2019 | Federal

Next month, the Veterans Administration will roll out a program that gives veterans greater access to health care. Congress passed the MISSION Act,a law that allows veterans to receive health care at either a VA facility or another general provider within the community, last year. The law’s creation and implementation...[ Read More ]

President Trump holds press conference on surprise medical bill legislation

Emily Viles | May 10, 2019 | Federal

Thursday afternoon, President Trump held a press conference to discuss the issue of surprise medical billing. He urged Congress to pass legislation that would address the high cost of medical bills that many Americans receive after they obtain care from an out-of-network provider.     In January, President Trump directed...[ Read More ]

5 Things to Know From World Health Care Congress 2019

| May 8, 2019 | Federal

This press release was provided by AJMC, Managed Market Network.  During World Health Care Congress 2019, healthcare stakeholders from around the globe convened to discuss all things healthcare, ranging from Medicare for All to social determinants of health. Here are 5 things to know from the conference: 1. Medicare for...[ Read More ]

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