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May 2018

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Our e-newsletter for Enterprise Risk Management, Claim Settlement and Healthcare Solutions.

  • Medicare Administrator Verma Wants Price Transparency

    On April 30, 2018, Seema Verma said it's time that health care catches up with other industries when it comes to providing consumers greater transparency about prices up front and easier access to their records and health data once they have received care.  Read more >>

     

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  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Discusses Data Analytics. Can you imagine a world with unlimited access to the data that users need?  Director Khanna posed this question recently to an audience of Federal, State, and local policymakers, researchers, health experts and entrepreneurs at the 2018 Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C..  View article...

  • Neuroscience Education Seen Improving Chronic Spinal Pain.   An experimental therapy that taught chronic spinal pain patients about neurophysiology and targeted movement may be superior to usual care at reducing pain and improving function, researchers in a multicenter, randomized clinical trial in Belgium reported. View article...
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) Adds Complicated Layer to Risk Management.  With the proliferation of IoT devices in the enterprise, managing third-party risks to sensitive and confidential data has become a herculean task. As revealed in The Second Annual Study on the Internet of Things (IoT): A New Era of Third-Party Risk, companies are deeply concerned that failure to prevent a data breach or cyber-attack due to an unsecured IoT device would have catastrophic consequences.  View article...
  • Searching for Savings in Medicare Drug Price Negotiations. In response to higher drug spending growth and heightened attention to drug prices, some policymakers have proposed allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of prescription drugs. This issue brief provides a short history of this proposal, describes various approaches, and assessments of their potential savings from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and considers the prospects for action in the future.  View article…
  • These Five Habits Will Lengthen Your Lifespan.   Exercising regularly, adopting a healthful diet, not smoking, not becoming overweight, and drinking only moderate amounts of alcohol could all lengthen life at age 50 for women by 14 years and for men by 12 years.  View article...

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