'Show me the money' is not the right approach in preventive care

By Andis Robeznieks  |  May 28, 2015

A new report calls for increasing the evidence base for what works in preventive health and incentivizing prevention and public health measures. One expert says the call for financial analysis of these efforts should end “foolish economic arguments” about the costs of living longer.

Susannah Fox named first woman CTO at HHS

Susannah Fox named first woman CTO at HHS

By Joseph Conn  |  May 28, 2015

The longtime Pew Research Center expert on the impact of health information technology and social media on patient engagement and consumers will take over as HHS's top technology adviser.

Rhode Island reports spike in STD infections

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 28, 2015

Rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Rhode Island, a trend the state's department of health attributes to better STD testing, as well as higher rates of high-risk sexual behavior.

Teva will pay $1.2 billion in FTC pay-for-delay settlement

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 28, 2015

Drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals will pay $1.2 billion to purchasers to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that a company it acquired stalled generic versions of its popular sleep-disorder drug Provigil from entering the market.

Blog: What a difference the dialysis data makes

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 28, 2015

Before a controversial five-star rating system for dialysis facilities was released this year, kidney-care groups seemed unified in their opposition to the system. Some were against it until the ratings put them in a positive light.

As King v. Burwell decision approaches, CDC details sharp drop in uninsured

As King v. Burwell decision approaches, CDC details sharp drop in uninsured

By Beth Kutscher  |  May 28, 2015

The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of last year dropped to a low not seen in decades. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the insurance landscape in the first nine months of 2014, only 11.9% of respondents said they were uninsured.

Top 5 healthcare CEO earners: Insurers

Top 5 healthcare CEO earners: Insurers

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 28, 2015

The total compensation for some of the highest-paid CEOs in the healthcare industry increased faster than their companies' profits last year. Here are the top five among publicly traded insurance companies.

Blog: Single-payer advocates tally ACA's administrative burden

By Art Golab  |  May 28, 2015

The Affordable Care Act will add more than a quarter of a trillion dollars in additional insurance administrative expenses from 2012 to 2022, according to an analysis of federal data released Wednesday by two medical school professors.

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