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Today’s Rundown

  1. Disparate global health spending on the horizon, study says
  2. Healthcare in America: An employment bonanza and a runaway-cost crisis
  3. House GOP doubtful about vote this week on healthcare bill
  4. 21 California doctors charged in $40M fraud scheme
  5. Displaying Medicare price data in EHRs won’t reduce unnecessary tests

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Disparate global health spending on the horizon, study says

Monday, April 24, 2017 Global health spending is projected to increase significantly over the next 20 years, but spending rates will likely vary widely between countries, even those of similar size and gross domestic product, a new study has found.

Top Stories


Healthcare in America: An employment bonanza and a runaway-cost crisis

Monday, April 24, 2017 From Kaiser Health News: The Trump administration has pledged to create jobs and shrink healthcare spending—almost a contradiction in a country where healthcare is a roaring engine of the economy.


House GOP doubtful about vote this week on healthcare bill

Monday, April 24, 2017 Despite pressure from the White House to vote on a revised healthcare bill this week, House Republican leaders have signaled they’d rather wait.


21 California doctors charged in $40M fraud scheme

Friday, April 21, 2017 Twenty-one California doctors are facing charges in an alleged $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation.


Displaying Medicare price data in EHRs won’t reduce unnecessary tests

Friday, April 21, 2017 The high costs associated with testing have spurred a movement to reduce needless tests, but new research shows EHRs might not be the best vehicle.

News of Note

Eight pharmaceutical companies more than doubled their lobbying spending in the first three months of 2017, when the Affordable Care Act was on the chopping block and high drug prices were clearly in the crosshairs of Congress and President Donald Trump. Kaiser Health News article With a dearth of workers willing to take hard-to-fill jobs in healthcare, some organizations are hiring people with criminal backgrounds to fill those roles. FierceHealthcare article The deputy chief of staff at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center faces the end of her career and possible prosecution for writing three prescriptions for a private patient. But she says the VA is retaliating because she was blowing the whistle on its relationship with UC Health, which she says wastes tax dollars and hurts veterans. Cincinnati.com article

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