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“Medicare for All” could be Costly and Disruptive: CBO

08 May 2019

A report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office was a high-level look at the pros and cons of changing the current mix of public and private health care financing to a system paid for entirely by the government. It did not include cost estimates of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation or its House […]

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Recognize and Celebrate Registered Nurses this Week

08 May 2019

May 6 marks the start of National Nurses Week, recognizing and celebrating the 4 million registered nurses nationwide. The celebration ends May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Ms. Nightingale is widely credited for founding modern nursing. The American Nurses Association launched the weeklong event in 1993 and is offering a toolkit with numerous resources to help celebrate nurses […]

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New HHS Rule: “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights”

08 May 2019

The Trump administration finalized a new 440-page rule Thursday strengthening protections for healthcare workers who refuse to provide care that violates their religious or moral beliefs. The new rule was announced Thursday by President Donald Trump during remarks at the White House Rose Garden on the National Day of Prayer. The reactions were as expected. Proponents, […]

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Employed Physicians Outnumber Self-Employed Physicians According to American Medical Association

08 May 2019

“Transformational change continues in the delivery of healthcare, and physicians are responding by re-evaluating their practice arrangements,” AMA President Barbara McAneny, MD, said in a news release. “Physicians must assess many factors and carefully determine for themselves what settings they find professionally rewarding when considering independence or employment.” The latest AMA study found that 47.4 percent […]

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New Brand, Same Commitment to serve Nurse Leaders

08 May 2019

At its 2019 annual meeting, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) changed its name and logo to better reflect its leadership role in the health care community.  It will now be known as the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.  The new logo (at right) was designed to emphasize the diversity within the organization’s membership […]

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Drug Advertising on TV must Include Price Info

08 May 2019

The CMS has announced a rule that requires drug manufacturers to include, in their direct-to-consumer advertising, the list price of the product being marketed.   The intent of the new ruling is to enhance transparency to consumers.  The new ruling is limited to drugs who’s list price exceeds $35 for a month’s supply.   The pricing information […]

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Changes at the Top for DaVita

01 May 2019

Kent Thiry has announced his plans to step down as chief executive officer of Denver-based DaVita Inc.  He will retain his position of executive chairman of the company following his June 1 departure.  Thiry has headed the company since 1999 and was instrumental in relocating the corporation’s headquarters to Denver from El Segundo, Calif.  in 2009.  […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: Donna Lynne to Present

01 May 2019

Former Lieutenant of Colorado Donna Lynne will be returning to Colorado to share her thoughts on “Transforming Health Care in an Academic Medical Center” at the next Denver Medical Study Group gathering on May 22.  Dr. Lynne currently holds the position of chief operation officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors […]

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New Idea: Ask Elders about Aging Issues

01 May 2019

“I think that all research on aging needs to include the voices of older adults,” Amy Eisenstein said. “They are experts about their lives, and we need to incorporate their perspectives to make research better.” Amy Eisenstein is director of the Leonard Schanfield Research Institute at CJE SeniorLife in Chicago and the project’s principal investigator. The […]

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Colorado Seeks to Cap Cost of Insulin

01 May 2019

A bill, HB19-1216, to cap the cost of insulin and authorize the state to find out why the drug costs so much is headed to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to become law. With the governor’s signature, the cost of a month’s supply of insulin for an individual can cost that person no more than $100. […]

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