Health Law & Policy

With new guidelines, hypertension diagnoses to riseTips for physicians to address high blood pressure, meet value-based care targets
5 Takeaways from new hypertension guidelinesThe new guidance means that nearly 103 million Americans will now carry a diagnosis of high blood pressure following a visit to their physician.
A physician’s tale of irrational drug pricesWe've all heard the outrage over the sudden rise in the price of the EpiPen. What we hear far less often is how common the sudden and dramatic rise in many other pharmaceutical prices has become in recent years. It can be easy to forget issues like this until they affect us personally.
There needs to be accountability for the lack of interoperabilityInteroperability is important and probably the main driver of cost savings. So where are the IT vendors on interoperability? The answer is probably close to nowhere.
6 steps to avoid a health IT outage
6 steps to avoid a health IT outageWhen an IT emergency strikes medical practices, there’s a small window to avoid big losses of time and money, so it’s best to have a plan in place.
5 things physicians should know about Alex Azar
5 things physicians should know about Alex AzarPresident Donald Trump has nominated the former pharma executive to lead the nation’s healthcare agency.
This is why we need to accelerate value-based care
This is why we need to accelerate value-based careMuch like the Accountable Care Act (ACA) debate in 2010, the current political debate over repealing and replacing the ACA is focused on coverage and cost.
CMS plan to slash 340B payments under fire by hospitalsHere are four ways CMS’ final rule related to the 340B Drug Pricing Program could affect the healthcare industry.
Trump’s steps to undo the ACA: Top takeaways from healthcare insidersTrump takes two steps to dissolve the ACA. Find out what the experts think about these two important actions.
Five ways Trump’s efforts to strip the ACA will affect healthcareHere’s a quick guide to the meaning behind Trump’s executive order and decision to stop cost-sharing reduction payments.