Karen Appold
Three Orphan Drug Program problems and how the FDA plans to fix them
Recently, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the FDA will move to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Program. Here’s what you need to know.
Health insurers' top plans for 2018
Payers’ biggest concerns for 2018, health insurance exchange participation plans, and how offerings could change.
Laser treatment in children
Laser treatment in children
Laser treatments can have a significant positive impact on a child’s wellbeing. Adopt techniques to minimize anxiety for children. Some conditions can be treated when the child is older.
Three reasons why maternal mortality rates are rising
Between 1990 and 2013, the maternal mortality ratio more than doubled in the United States. Find out what experts say can resolve the issue.
MCOs share lessons learned from Harvey: 5 things to know
Even before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, health insurers were prepared for the worst. Here, they discuss what steps they took before the storm hit.
Here's why microhospitals are poised for growth
This new hospital model offers an opportunity to attract new patients in an efficient, cost-effective setting.
Trump declares Opioid ‘National Emergency’: 3 healthcare impacts
Experts share how the declaration could affect how the opioid epidemic is managed.
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisions
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisions
Today there are nearly 67,000 genetic tests. With so many tests available, it can be difficult for MCOs to determine what to cover.
How medical schools are responding to the opioid epidemic
As the opioid epidemic rages, up-and-coming physicians are seen as part of the solution. Here’s how medical schools are changing their training programs.
4 things to know about second failed GOP healthcare bill
Here’s a look at four changes in the second round of healthcare bill revisions that just weren’t enough to muster up enough votes.

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