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By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2018

Luma Health raises $6 million for messaging software, the Department of Energy pursues AI for suicide and prostate cancer prevention, and Philip Roth dies.

Worsening drug shortages leave providers scrambling for alternatives

Worsening drug shortages leave providers scrambling for alternatives

By Alex Kacik  |  May 21, 2018

Ninety-one percent of nearly 250 emergency physicians surveyed in a new ACEP poll said they had experienced a shortage or absence of critical medicine in their emergency department in the past month. That increases costs and compromises care.

GAO calls on CMS to continue prior authorization experiments

GAO calls on CMS to continue prior authorization experiments

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 21, 2018

The Government Accountability Office urged the CMS to continue several experiments that require providers and medical equipment suppliers to prove they are meeting certain standards before being paid, as that could save the agency billions.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  May 21, 2018

Morris & Dickson can start distributing opioids again, privacy advocates worry about AI transcription services, and investigators turn to public geneaology to identify a murder suspect.

Data Points: Medicare Part D not immune to price hikes

Data Points: Medicare Part D not immune to price hikes

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 19, 2018

In laying out the Trump administration's strategy for reducing drug prices, HHS Secretary 
Alex Azar suggested pumping up Medicare Part D by moving some expensive drugs out of Part B.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  May 18, 2018

FDA approves first migraine prevention drug, the FCC wants to increase funding for the Rural Health Care Program and the FDA drags its feet on the Impossible Burger.

The VA/Cerner contract is signed. Now what?

The VA/Cerner contract is signed. Now what?

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  May 17, 2018

The Veterans Affairs Department is moving onto software made by the same company that makes the Defense Department's EHR, which could be both a good and a bad thing.

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