Blue Cross to limit opioid scripts to 30-day supplyPosted on Monday, December 11, 2017
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will begin a new policy on Feb. 1 that limits opioid prescriptions to members to 30 days and in some cases five days.
VA spent $1.1 billion in five years on EHR modernizationPosted on Monday, December 11, 2017
Between 2011 and 2016, the VA spent $1.1 billion on efforts that are seemingly for naught, as the agency is set to replace its existing systems with an EHR made by Cerner.
TripleCare expands SNF telemedicine services in VirginiaPosted on Monday, December 11, 2017
The expansion continues TripleCare's work with Saber Healthcare Group, an operator of skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities.
Congress builds momentum to block HHS on 340B hospital cutsPosted on Monday, December 11, 2017
The mounting bipartisan push to block or delay the CMS' planned $1.6 billion in Medicare cuts to 340B hospitals before the end of the year has the attention of congressional leaders.
Drug companies sue to block California drug price lawPosted on Monday, December 11, 2017
Pharmaceutical companies have sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. A pharma trade group said in its lawsuit that California's law illegally tries to dictate national health policy.