Health Care

State Approves Mass Gen. Brigham's Plan to Cut Health Care Spending

State Approves Mass Gen. Brigham’s Plan to Cut Health Care Spending

After months of back and forth and an “extremely vigorous review process,” the Health Policy Commission unanimously approved Mass Gen. Brigham’s plan to cut $127.8 million in health care spending by March 31, 2024, a win for potential long-term healthcare cost savings in Massachusetts. . MGB, the state’s largest health care system, plans to cut …

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Interim Financing Measure Progresses After Concession Clearance - Roll Call

Interim Financing Measure Progresses After Concession Clearance – Roll Call

Manchin said in a statement that a “failure to vote” on his proposal would “embolden” leaders like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and push the federal government to the brink of a partial government shutdown. Current credits are due to expire at midnight Saturday. The move likely paves the way for faster passage of the continuing resolution …

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Health care fraud among New Philly US Atty’s top concerns – Law360

By PJ D’Annunzio (September 27, 2022, 4:50 p.m. EDT) – Just months after U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero’s new role as federal prosecutor in the Philadelphia area, health care offenses have become a top law enforcement priority thanks to billing fraud opportunities spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and corruption cases that are an ongoing problem …

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One Equity Partners acquires healthcare staffing firm Prime Time Healthcare

One Equity Partners acquires healthcare staffing firm Prime Time Healthcare

Prime Time, founded in 2012, also specializes in the placement of travel nurses, demand for which has exploded since the start of the pandemic. The huge demand has forced health care providers to raise wages and benefits to fill vacancies for COVID-specific travel nurses and other specialties. Prime Time also provides additional services including day …

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Senior FDA official acknowledges slow process for agency's review of health app updates

Senior FDA official acknowledges slow process for agency’s review of health app updates

JThe Food and Drug Administration’s approach to reviewing software product updates is much slower than consumers expect for apps, a senior agency official acknowledged Tuesday. Unlike many commonly used apps, which are updated frequently as developers fix bugs and add new features, updates to regulated digital health products often require a lengthy review. “Consumers really …

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New insurance coverage approved to help doctors facing criminal charges for performing legal abortions

New insurance coverage approved to help doctors facing criminal charges for performing legal abortions

September 27, 2022 OLYMPIA, Wash. – Office of Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has approved coverage requested by Physicians Insurance A Mutual of Seattle (Physicians) to reimburse its policyholders for legal fees and expenses incurred in defending against criminal action that arises from providing care direct to patients, including performing abortions. Abortion is legal in Washington …

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Medicare Part B premiums will drop for the first time in more than a decade

Medicare Part B premiums will drop for the first time in more than a decade

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that Medicare Part B premiums will decline in 2023, marking the first time that cost has been lowered in more than a decade. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part B premiums would be reduced by 3%, or $5.20, from $170.10 per month to $164.90. …

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