The Medicaid health insurance renewal is cutting millions of people off

Supporters hold Save Medicaid signs during Senate Democrats’ press conference on the Capitol with disability advocates to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Republican health care bill. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Nearly 3 million people have been released from Medicaid since protection from the Covid-19 pandemic ended in April, with three-quarters of those … Read more

Stephenson to serve as interim head of health policy | VUMC reporter

David Stephenson, Ph.D., MA by Jill Clending David Stephenson Jr., Ph.D., MA, Professor of Health Policy, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He succeeds Melinda Buntin, PhD, the Mike Curb Professor and founding chair of the department, who joined with Johns Hopkins University to create … Read more

The Medicaid health insurance renewal is cutting millions of people off

About 75% of the 2.7 million people who lost Medicaid coverage in 32 states and Washington, D.C. were kicked out of the program because they didn’t complete their coverage renewal process. This means that many of these individuals may have lost their insurance despite being eligible for Medicaid. States are checking people’s eligibility for Medicaid … Read more

The FDA has approved the Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi from Eisai, Biogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Leqembi’s treatment for Eisai and Biogen’s Alzheimer’s. Medicare announced it would broadly cover Leqembi for patients enrolled in the program for older Americans, though several conditions apply. Medicare coverage is a critical step in helping seniors with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease pay for treatment, which has a list … Read more

CFPB, US Department of Health and Human Services, and US Treasury Department launch investigation into costly credit cards and loans paid to patients for health care costs

Washington, DC Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) launched an investigation into high-cost, specialty financial products, such as medical credit cards and installment loans, that are paid to patients as a way to pay for routine medical … Read more

Transforming everyday health, one app at a time – POLITICO

Patients, even those with severe conditions, can be empowered to take greater control of their health through a combination of monitoring, education, and diagnosis together with education, treatment, and prevention. “Through our digital solutions, we can help improve health outcomes for patients,” says Timothy Brock-Smith, vice president of global drug partnerships at Huma. “We’re accelerating … Read more

Policy guidance provides strategies for the transition to value and payment-based health care

Statement highlights: The American Heart Association supports a person-centred, equitable, and streamlined Value-Based Payment (VBP) system of care that seeks to improve equity, the patient and provider experience, and the health of individuals and populations while controlling costs. Identifying and improving clinician understanding of value-based payment program design and best practices enhances informed … Read more

Our prescription for safe, effective and affordable medication

The importance of evidence-based prescriptions We take an evidence-based approach to medication selection. Our pharmacists and physicians evaluate the clinical value and safety of each drug. To do this, they review evidence from published clinical trials and from our electronic health record system. With this review, we have developed our Medication Formulary (a list of … Read more

Nearly 90 percent of Americans support healthcare price transparency

The bipartisan Sick Act is gaining momentum as experts’ vocal support Americans want more healthcare transparency and lower prices. Bipartisan patient codeLed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Ranking Member Frank Ballon, Jr. (D-NJ), they will help Americans get the right care, at the right time, at a price … Read more