FDA issues first approval for remote continuous-glucose-monitoring app

By Darius Tahir  |  January 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first mobile medical app that will allow remote monitoring of patient glucose data. The technology, from medical-device firm Dexcom, was approved through the so-called “de novo” pathway, which allows companies to face lightened...

Americans want Congress to restore subsidies if Supreme Court nixes them

By Paul Demko  |  January 28, 2015

Nearly two-thirds of adults want Congress to take action to allow all low- and middle-income Americans to access insurance subsidies if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down financial assistance in states that don't operate their own exchanges, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll.

Exchange enrollment hits 9.5 million

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 27, 2015

The Obama administration was on course to surpass its 2015 insurance enrollment goal on state and federal exchanges roughly a month before open enrollment ends Feb.15.

Huron to keep entire Studer Group management team

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 27, 2015

Huron Consulting Group's $325 million acquisition of the Studer Group will allow the larger firm to capture more of the small to midsize healthcare market, including the fast-growing physician practice space, executives said.

ACA clear on allowing subsidies, Obama administration tells high court

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 27, 2015

The nation's healthcare reform law is clear in allowing Americans in all states to get insurance premium tax credits as Congress intended, the Obama administration argues in its main brief filed with the Supreme Court in the widely watched King v. Burwell case.

Indiana expanding Medicaid; 350,000 could gain coverage

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 27, 2015

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and HHS have reached an agreement on the state's Medicaid expansion proposal submitted in July, according to CMS spokesman Aaron Albright. As many as 350,000 people could gain coverage as a result.

Huron buying healthcare consultant Studer Group in $325M deal

By John N. Frank  |  January 27, 2015

Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group is acquiring well-known healthcare consultant Studer Group, in a $325 million deal, creating a healthcare consulting operation that will have more than 1,500 employees, Huron announced Tuesday.

Fallout from retiree health plan ruling could send more to exchanges

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 27, 2015

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court vacated a lower court's ruling that allowed M&G Polymers USA's retirees' healthcare benefits to continue indefinitely because the duration of the benefits wasn't explicitly spelled out in a collective-bargaining agreement.

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