Obamacare subsidies by the numbers – who gets how much?

Obamacare subsidies by the numbers – who gets how much?

July 22, 2014 9:17 pm by | 0 Comments

Via @CPearsonAvalere, a state-by-state look at how much premiums would shoot up if Halbig stands: pic.twitter.com/xURNRN0wS7 — Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 22, 2014 Today’s rulings about the legality of health…


One step forward, one step back in GOP fight against ACA subsidies

One step forward, one step back in GOP fight against ACA subsidies

July 22, 2014 4:48 pm by | 0 Comments

In a world … Where circuits conflict .. RT @cghoseBiz1st: Coming soon to a political theater near you: #ACA and #SCOTUS, together again! — Noah Blundo (@nblundo) July 22, 2014…



Cerecor halfway through $32M Series B, developing “Special K”-like med for severe depression

Cerecor halfway through $32M Series B, developing “Special K”-like med for severe depression

July 22, 2014 3:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Baltimore-based Cerecor has a fast-tracked, fast-acting drug called CER-301 that treats those with severe major depressive disorder and suicidal tendencies. And it works a little like ketamine, the anesthetic-turned-illicit party drug-turned-psychiatric therapy du jour. The company just…


Ties between industry & academia deepen as 7 pharmas offer ‘deprioritized’ drugs for research

Ties between industry & academia deepen as 7 pharmas offer ‘deprioritized’ drugs for research

July 22, 2014 2:22 pm by | 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening…


What can healthcare industry learn from Nike Fuelband vending machine?

What can healthcare industry learn from Nike Fuelband vending machine?

July 22, 2014 2:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Nike opened a vending machine in New York City in what looks like an incentives experiment for using its Fuelband. If Nike Fuelband users do enough activity, they scan their…


Celgene cancer drug may be able to wake up dormant HIV so it can be detected

Celgene cancer drug may be able to wake up dormant HIV so it can be detected

July 22, 2014 12:24 pm by | 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – An anti-cancer drug made by the U.S. biotech firm Celgene can re-activate hidden HIV in patients so that it can be detected, bringing researchers closer to being…


U.S. appeals court throws out key IRS rule for Obamacare subsidies

U.S. appeals court throws out key IRS rule for Obamacare subsidies

July 22, 2014 11:55 am by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out an IRS regulation that implements key Obamacare health insurance subsidies, returning the case to a lower court with instructions…



Implantable brain device could restore lost memories, help create new ones

Implantable brain device could restore lost memories, help create new ones

July 22, 2014 10:24 am by | 0 Comments

Here’s a story with a slight Cyborg ring to it: An implantable brain device that can potentially restore the memory of patients with traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and related conditions is being…


Beware of the health apps! They’re no substitute for real care, osteopathic docs warn

Beware of the health apps! They’re no substitute for real care, osteopathic docs warn

July 22, 2014 9:30 am by | 0 Comments

At its annual shindig in Chicago, physicians in the American Osteopathic Association over the weekend agreed to warn patients that health apps and websites are no substitute for a visit to…


Who made the cut for New York Digital Health Accelerator?

Who made the cut for New York Digital Health Accelerator?

July 22, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

New York Digital Health Accelerator has picked seven health IT startups and growth-stage companies for its four-month program. The hopes for the accelerator companies is that they are as effective…


Leaders explain how they got on the most wired hospitals 2014 list

Leaders explain how they got on the most wired hospitals 2014 list

July 22, 2014 6:28 am by | 0 Comments

Plenty of fodder for the hospital crowd in today’s discussion on America’s “Most Wired” hospitals, led by the American Hospital Association as part of  its Health Forum Leadership Summit. Here’s a…


Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators

Narrow networks getting wide attention from regulators

July 22, 2014 6:04 am by | 1 Comments

With the proliferation of narrow networks being rolled out as a cost-containing effort on health plan costs, the Obama administration and state insurance commissioners are vowing to more closely scrutinize…


Survey: HIT consultants better paid, happier than full-timers

Survey: HIT consultants better paid, happier than full-timers

July 22, 2014 5:48 am by | 0 Comments

A survey found that 43 percent of consultants working in the health IT realm were “very satisfied” with their jobs, while a meager 19 percent of full-time health IT workers…


#ShowMeYourPump is diabetes education at its best

#ShowMeYourPump is diabetes education at its best

July 22, 2014 4:53 am by | 2 Comments

I have a friend whose son is very allergic to peanuts, so much so that he can’t eat any food processed on the same machines as peanuts. To make sure…


No HIPAA escape hatch: Donald Sterling can’t strike doctors’ testimony about his mental state

No HIPAA escape hatch: Donald Sterling can’t strike doctors’ testimony about his mental state

July 21, 2014 5:38 pm by | 1 Comments

Confused on the Donald Sterling trial? @writerkev joins the show to discuss. 6ET @FOXSports1 http://t.co/XeiefpMPzI pic.twitter.com/M2t6eQpPQ1 — America’s Pregame (@AmericasPregame) July 21, 2014 An interesting HIPAA-related angle in the Donald…