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U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman to host his first Valley townhall of the year

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, will be hosting is his first townhall of the year today. The townhall comes amid a backdrop of a government shutdown, a teachers strike, concerns over recent fire disaster assistance, Hollywood Burbank Airport noise and other issues. With a new majority Democratic Congress, Sherman and Rep. Al Green of Texas, recently re-introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Sherman’s staff will be on hand to help constituents with immigration, IRS, Social...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Local News, Brad Sherman, Sherman Oaks, Trump Sherman, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Top Stories LADN, Chatsworth High School, Congress Sherman, Rep Al Green of Texas, IRS Social Security, The Valley Town Hall Meeting

3 of the biggest companies in the US could slash healthcare spending by $800 billion with an entirely new approach

Morgan Stanley said in a research report that it expects a "Healthcare Expedia" to be responsible for wiping out a lot of the waste in the industry, to the tune of an estimated $800 billion. That tool would be something that could help consumers figure out the cost of their healthcare as a way to empower them to choose cheaper options through price tools and online reviews. Morgan Stanley said it thinks the joint venture between JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon could be the most equipp...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Walgreens, Healthcare, Medicare, Berkshire Hathaway, Morgan Stanley, Expedia, Zocdoc, Jpmorgan, Journal of the American Medical Association, JPMorgan Amazon, Healthcare Expedia

United States: Supreme Court To Decide Critical Case On When CMS Must Use Formal Rulemaking When Instructing Medicare Contractors - Mintz

On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a hotly-contested case involving a challenge by hospitals over when Medicare's instructions to its contractors impact
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Cms, United States, Medicare, U S Supreme Court, Mintz

Morgan Stanley is on the hunt for a 'Healthcare Expedia' it estimates could save $800 billion, and it thinks Amazon, Berkshire, and JPMorgan will be the ones to build it

Morgan Stanley said in a research report that it expects a "Healthcare Expedia" to be responsible for wiping out a lot of the waste in the industry, to the tune of an estimated $800 billion.  That tool would be something that could help consumers figure out the cost of their healthcare as a way to empower them to choose cheaper options through price tools and online reviews.  Morgan Stanley said it thinks the joint venture among JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon could be the most equippe...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Walgreens, Healthcare, Medicare, Berkshire Hathaway, Morgan Stanley, Expedia, Zocdoc, Jpmorgan, Journal of the American Medical Association, JPMorgan Amazon, Amazon Berkshire

Thursday round-up

For this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe analyzes yesterday’s oral argument in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, a challenge to Tennessee’s durational residency requirements for liquor licensing. For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that “Supreme Court justices indicated … that they thought Tennessee’s tough residency requirements for those who want to run liquor stores have more to do with protecting in-state economic interests...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Bloomberg, United States, Tennessee, Medicare, Jackson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court

Ways Hospitals Can Handle Losses From Medicare

Hospitals across the United States, from extensive urban facilities down to small rural hospitals face a growing challenge over the next ten years. The problem is two-fold. Over the next decade, the remainder of the Baby Boom generation will become eligible for Medicare. At the same time, the gap between the actual cost of care and reimbursement from Medicare is widening. According to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), about three-quarters of short-term acute care hospitals ...
Tags: Startups, Hospital, United States, Medicare, Others, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission MedPAC, Medical Business, Ways Hospitals Can Handle Losses From Medicare

Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans

If nothing else, the addition of ECG/EKG reinforced Apple’s commitment to evolving the Watch into a serious medical device. The company has long looked to bring its best selling wearable to various health insurance platforms, and according to a new report, it’s reaching out to multiple private Medicare plans in hopes of subsidizing the product. If Medicare companies bite, the move would make the $279+ tracker much more successful for older users. Along with electrocardiograph functionality, l...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wearables, Tech, Medicare, National Institutes of Health, Apple Watch

Argument analysis: Justices grapple with notice-and-comment rulemaking for Medicare and beyond

Medicare was before the Supreme Court yesterday in a case that could have significant implications for administrative law. At the granular level, the case, Azar v. Allina Health Services, concerns whether the Department of Health and Human Services was permitted to change, without notice and comment, an important reimbursement formula for hospitals that treat many low-income patients. That question alone determines the fate of $3 to $4 billion. But the stakes are higher because the case requires...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Medicare, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, National Labor Relations Board, Shah, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, APA, HHS, D C Circuit, Department of Health and Human Services, Sotomayor, Bowen

2 retail giants are feuding over prescription drugs and it signals a 'seismic shift' for the future of healthcare

CVS Health said some customers who use its Caremark pharmacy network won't be able to fill their prescriptions at Walmart stores, after April 30. CVS said Walmart wanted to raise its prices too much. Walmart said it's "s tanding up to CVS’s behaviors that are putting pressure on pharmacies and disrupting patient care." The dispute shows how efforts by corporate titans to reshape the US healthcare system can affect ordinary consumers. Two corporate giants are breaking ties in a dispute that...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, Trends, Merck, Walmart, Walgreens, Medicare, Osborne, Sam, Medicaid, Cvs, Kroger, Hill, RBC Capital Markets, George Hill

Bio Roundup: #JPM19 Notes, Loxo Buyout, Black Diamond’s Cash & More

Diabetes drugs are Eli Lilly’s bread and butter, but the pharmaceutical giant hasn’t lost its appetite for cancer drugs. It grabbed hold of a few more this week by betting $8 billion on Loxo Oncology.Loxo (NASDAQ: LOXO) has made a name for itself by becoming one of just two companies ever to earn an FDA approval for a drug that targets a tumor’s DNA fingerprint, no matter where in the body that cancer is found. The drug, larotrectinib, targets rare tumor abnormalities known as NTRK fusions. The...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Medicare, SEC, Fda, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Allergan, Shire, Biotech, Medical Device, Postpartum Depression, Bernie Sanders

Some IRS online services, including ways to pay estimated taxes, are working despite shutdown

The Internal Revenue Service still is mostly closed due to the Capitol Hill impasse over how to fund the federal government. Just a relative handful of employees are in a few IRS offices, doing what have been deemed essential jobs, but not getting paid for their work. Some of the agency's online operations, however, are up and running. And other IRS services, particularly those that are funding in part by fees, could be restarted despite the closure of many of Uncle Sam's offices. In fact, one ...
Tags: Taxes, United States, Social Security, Treasury, Medicare, Capitol Hill, Sam, Irs, Bureau, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, U S Postal Service, Ives, The IRS, Income Verification Express Service IVES, IRS staffing Treasury

California’s other fiscal time bomb

California’s state and local agencies have $187 billion in unfunded retiree health care and other benefit liabilities that threaten to crowd out public services, such as public safety and education, that Californians expect government to provide. Fortunately, state and local officials have more options to manage these other post-employment benefits than they do for public pensions. It’s urgent that they start exercising these options. The estimated $187 billion in unfunded liabilities comes from...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Stockton, Medicare, University Of California, Los Angeles County, state Senate, Los Angeles Unified School District, Reason Foundation, Marc Joffe, Guest Commentary, state University of California, Medicare Governments

Dems Will Force Republicans To Make Difficult Votes On Drug Cost Legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. The legislation has little chance of becoming law under a divided government, but it could put Republicans on the defensive by echoing themes and ideas that President Donald Trump has embraced at one time or an...
Tags: Japan, News, Maryland, Washington, Time, Ap, Canada, Medicare, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, House Oversight And Government Reform Committee, Elijah Cummings, HHS, Cummings, Health and Human Services Department

Regenstrief investigator calls for Medicare payment for team-based care for dementia

CMS can create access to better care for the many millions of Americans affected by Alzheimer's disease -- both patients and their caregivers -- by redesigning the Medicare payment system to support collaborative dementia care writes Regenstrief Institute research scientist Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., in 'An Alternative Payment Model to Support Widespread Use of Collaborative Dementia Care Models,' published in the January 2019 issue of Health Affairs.
Tags: Cms, Medicare, Regenstrief Institute, Malaz Boustani

6 Tips To Stay Safe While Touring The World On A Motorcycle

Is the world calling you to travel far distances on a motorcycle? If so, you’re one of many people who can’t imagine seeing the sights any other way. Nothing beats traveling to historical sites with the wind at your back. Plus, it’s cheap. This guy did it for $1.17 a mile. It’s a beautiful adventure to journey across the world on a motorcycle. Whether you ride across America, Africa, Europe, or Asia, you’re going to have a grand time. First, let’s talk safety. 1. Put aside some cash in a travel...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, US, New Zealand, American Express, Medicare, Mastercard, Travel Blog, Motorcycle, Motel, Mark, America Africa Europe, U S citizens U S Medicare

House Democrats defend Obamacare as courts weigh in

The fights over Obamacare, prescription drug prices and Medicare for all kick up a notch as House Democrats flex their new political muscle.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obamacare, House, Medicare, Usa Today

WA Governor, NYC Mayor Move To Fight Trump’s Obamacare Rollback Agenda

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s governor and New York City’s mayor unveiled major initiatives to expand health insurance coverage Tuesday, the latest moves by key Democratic leaders to address Trump administration health policies they say are keeping people from getting the care they need. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a likely presidential candidate, proposed a publicly run health insurance option for state residents who are not covered by private employers and buying insurance off the marketplace ...
Tags: News, California, Washington, New York City, Barack Obama, Ap, Bill De Blasio, Medicare, Seattle, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Mark, Inslee, Mike Kreidler, WA

House Democrats begin defense of Obamacare as the courts weigh in

The fights over Obamacare, prescription drug prices and Medicare for all kick up a notch as House Democrats flex their new political muscle.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obamacare, House, Medicare, Usa Today

Argument preview: Requiring notice and comment under the Medicare statute

The intricacies of the Medicare program will be on display at the Supreme Court next week, in a case challenging a major Department of Health and Human Services payment determination issued without notice-and-comment procedures. The case has administrative law mavens tuned in as well, as it may have broader implications for the still unresolved but critical question of when agencies in general may act without such procedures. Medicare, the massive federal health insurance program for the elder...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Barack Obama, Cms, United States, Medicare, Department Of Homeland Security, APA, HHS, D C Circuit, Department of Health and Human Services, Kavanaugh, Sebelius

Tennessee doctors make a fortune kicking disabled people off Medicare

The state of Tennessee pays doctor-contractors by the case to review Medicare disability claims, leading to a situation in which doctors review four or more cases per hour -- and kick profoundly disabled and terminally ill people out of the program. Tennessee leads the nation in denied disability claims. Tennessee goes to great lengths to cover this up: they fired a whistleblower who raised alerts about problems in the program (and not just any whistleblower: Dr. John Mather was formerly ch...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Dhs, Tennessee, Medicare, Class War, Social Security Administration, Thrush, Pennington, Nashville Tennessean, Profiteers, Anita Wadhwani, John Mather, Kanika Chaudhuri, Jenaan Khaleeli

Spectrum Equity, Health Enterprise Partners invest in Payer Compass

Spectrum Equity and Health Enterprise Partners invested in Payer Compass, which provides healthcare reimbursement technology. Jeff Haywood, Steve LeSieur and Michael Radonich from Spectrum Equity, and David Tamburri from Health Enterprise, will join the Payer Compass board. Press Release Payer Compass, a leading provider of healthcare reimbursement technology and price transparency solutions, announced today that it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm...
Tags: Trends, Medicare, Spectrum, Medicare Medicaid, PE Deals, HEP, Spectrum Equity, Health Enterprise Partners, Ancestry Bats Global Markets Definitive Healthcare, Grubhub Jimdo Lynda, David Tamburri, Steve LeSieur, Health Enterprise, Jeff Haywood, Spectrum Equity Health Enterprise Partners, Spectrum Equity and Health Enterprise Partners

Trump, the Democrats, the Shutdown and the Wall

There are issues that divide Republicans and Democrats that sometimes benefit the GOP and at another time the Democrats.  Universal healthcare and abortion are issues like this. And so might be the issue of the border wall.  If so, the Democrats should be very careful. What follows is a comment on politics, not policy. Here’s how salience works.  In 1992, the Democrats won elections on a promise of national health insurance. In 1994, the Republicans won partly by running against the actual De...
Tags: News, Gop, Bill Clinton, Medicare, Donald Trump, Wall, Newt Gingrich, Clinton, Trump, Webster, John Judis, Antonio Gramsci, Clinton Gingrich, Reproductive Health Services, Editor’s Blog

Is this cost-saving Medicare proposal doomed?

The Trump administration has proposed that insurance plans providing drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries will no longer be forced to cover six hitherto “protected” drug classes. The classes — which include drugs for psychiatric conditions, cancer and immune diseases –– are among the priciest of all drugs and account for as much as 33 percent […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Medicare, Trump, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA

How can a bankrupt republic run the world?

The annual budget battle is at its peak and Washington continues to flaunt its remarkable dysfunction. In coming years this fiscal irresponsibility is likely to drive U.S. foreign and military policy. The U.S. government has no more important duty than defending the nation. However, providing for the “common defense,” as the Constitution puts it, is remarkably easy. America has vast oceans east and west and pacific neighbors north and south. Today only Russia, with an arsenal of nuclear-tipped m...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Washington, China, Russia, America, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Social Security, Moscow, Medicare, Pentagon, Republican Party, Cato Institute, Uncle Sam

Medicare's bundled payment experiment for joint replacements shows moderate savings

Medicare's randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in costs, when compared with traditional means of paying for care, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.
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Rough times ahead, but liberty can still win

While Congress and the president fight over funding a border wall, they continue to ignore the coming economic tsunami caused by the approximately 22 trillion dollars (and rapidly increasing) federal debt. President Trump may not be troubled by the debt’s effect on the economy because he believes he will be out of office before it becomes a major problem. However, the crisis may come sooner than he, or most people in DC, expects. The constituency for limited government, while growing, is still f...
Tags: Congress, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Social Security, Medicare, Dc, Ron Paul, Federal Reserve, Trump, Fed, Freddie Mac, Guest Commentary, Fannies Mae