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US alters rule on paying for end-of-life planning
The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life...
Analysis illustrates big gap between Medicare taxes and benefits
An updated financial analysis shows that the amount workers have paid does not come close to covering the full value...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
Dallas-area employers unite to collect data on health benefits
Nine large North Texas employers have formed a partnership to help each other get a grip on rising health...
Economy led to cuts in use of healthcare
The economic crisis in the United States has reduced the use of routine medical care, and the cutbacks here are much...
South Carolina to cover obesity surgery next year
Obese government workers in South Carolina can get stomach-shrinking surgery through the state health plan under a...
Harvard Pilgrim seeks ’global payments’
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will move towards “global payment” contracts with hospitals and doctors, CEO...
Independence Blue Cross sells FutureScripts pharmacy benefits company
Independence Blue Cross announced Wednesday that it is selling its four-year-old pharmacy-benefits arm - FutureScripts...
Health Insurers Can Learn From Capitation
If these kinds of models are to work, greater collaboration between physicians and health plans is needed.
Is Self-Management the Future of DM?
Empowering the individual patient to take control of his or her health could become the next frontier for disease...
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