December Healthcare News

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CVS Health and Aetna close $69 billion merger “Nearly one year after agreeing to merge in a bid to reinvent healthcare for Americans, CVS Health and Aetna sealed the deal on (11/28/2018), bringing together one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains and one of the largest health insurers. The $69 billion merger scored approval from U.S. Justice Department […]

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November Healthcare News

The Flu Shot Can’t Infect You and Other Flu Facts  Read “A recent survey found that a large number of parents think the flu shot can result in flu infection. […]  Despite the danger there are many myths surrounding the flu shot that may lead people to avoid vaccination. This month a survey found that […]

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August Healthcare News

A Hospital’s Human Touch: Why Taking Care In Discharging A Patient Matters READ Patients and caregivers want to feel prepared to look after themselves or loved ones when they leave the hospital, and they want to know that their needs will be attended to until they stabilize or recover, however long that takes … [Dr. Suzanne […]

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July Healthcare News

Medicaid Plan Offers Food As Medicine READ Since 2015, Health Partners has joined a small group of insurers around the country to offer some [Medicaid] members specially designed meals to improve their health. The company paid the full cost for 560,000 meals to be delivered to more than 2,100 of its members with various conditions […]

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June Healthcare News

Trump Says Drug Companies to Unveil Price Cuts in Two Weeks READ Major pharmaceutical companies will announce “voluntary, massive” cuts in drug prices in two weeks, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, without providing details. Trump signs bill for terminal patients to try unproven drugs READ President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly […]

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May Healthcare News

10 key trends for ASCs and outpatient surgery in the next 10 years READ Here are 10 predictions and key trends for outpatient surgery and ASCs, including key specialties and outpatient growth, through 2027. Dissecting The Rhetoric Vs. Reality Of Trump’s Tough Talk On Drug Prices READ President Donald Trump has railed against the high price of […]

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April Healthcare News

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In emotional speech, CDC’s new leader vows to uphold science READ Robert Redfield Jr., the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a deeply personal agencywide address Thursday in which he repeatedly underscored the importance of science and data and said the CDC’s most critical public health mission is to protect Americans […]

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March Healthcare News

Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected READ One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If that wasn’t effective, the second line of defense has been the big guns. […]

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