12/16/2018
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12/07/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Harris Meyer
WASHINGTON, DC - HHS announced Thursday that John O'Brien will succeed the late Dan Best in heading the agency's prescription drug pricing reform efforts.

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12/07/2018 - The Hill by: Jessie Hellmann
WASHINGTON, DC - National spending on health care reached $3.5 trillion in 2017, or about $10,739 per person, according to new data released Thursday by the Trump administration.

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12/07/2018 - The Register Herald by: Wendy Holdren
CHARLESTON ,WV - A new state-by-state report from the Commonwealth Fund shows employer health insurance costs are growing, causing an increased burden for families, especially in the south.

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12/07/2018 - Charleston Gazette-Mail by: Phil Kabler
CHARLESTON ,WV - Members of the Public Employees Insurance Agency Task Force are expected to finalize their recommendations to the Legislature early next week — without identifying a dedicated funding source to offset ongoing health care cost increases.

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12/06/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Maria Castellucci
WASHINGTON, DC - Hospitals with a high percentage of dual-eligible stays do worse than other hospitals in the readmissions category of the CMS star ratings, hurting their overall star rating, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of CMS data.

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12/06/2018 - NPR by: Elana Gordon
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. drug crisis does not appear to be letting up. The nation experienced a shattering 47,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017.

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12/06/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Maria Castellucci
WASHINGTON, DC - The Joint Commission will soon require hospitals to have assessment tools and additional procedures in place to treat patients at risk of suicide.

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