Medicaid could struggle to cover breakthrough treatments under GOP's plans | STAT News
Under the GOP's vision for overhauling Medicaid, the program could struggle to afford expensive breakthrough treatments, cutting off its recipients from the latest medical innovations, warn policy experts and patient advocates.
Cleveland Clinic doctor turned away at airport due to Trump's travel ban | Healthcare Finance
Hours after landing in New York on Saturday, a doctor at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by President Donald Trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days.
Getting Patients Hooked On An Opioid Overdose Antidote, Then Raising The Price | Kaiser Health News
Called Evzio, it is used to deliver naloxone, a life-saving antidote to overdoses of opioids. More than 33,000 people are believed to have died from such overdoses in 2015. And as demand for Kaleo's product has grown, the privately held firm has raised its twin-pack price to $4,500, from $690 in 2014.
Telemedicine gains popularity in schools, connects ailing students with doctors | The Washington Post
Telemedicine, increasingly used in prisons, nursing homes and remote areas, is becoming more common in schools. According to the American Telemedicine Association, at least 18 states authorize Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine services provided in schools. In addition, 28 states and the District require private insurers to cover telemedicine appointments as they would face-to-face doctor visits.