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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, July 6, 2018

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:

CMS Postpones Deadlines for New Bundled Payments Model

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced applicants now have until Aug. 8 to submit signed participation agreements and select care episodes.

RevCycleIntelligence

Friday, July 6, 2018

Dems Want to Focus High Court Fight on Abortion, Health Care

In the budding battle royale over the Supreme Court vacancy, what's the Democratic sweet spot between satisfying liberal activists' demands for an all-out fight against President Donald Trump's pick and protecting senators facing tight re-election races in deeply red states?

The Associated Press

Friday, July 6, 2018

Drugmakers try evasion, tougher negotiations to fight new U.S. insurer tactic

In the escalating battle over U.S. prescription drug prices, major pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to limit the economic damage from a new U.S. insurer tactic that coaxes patients away from expensive drugs.

Reuters

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Despite U.S. Court’s Ruling, Medicaid Work Requirements Advance In Other States

The fallout from Friday’s federal court ruling that struck down the Medicaid work requirement in Kentucky was swift.

Kaiser Health News

Monday, July 2, 2018

More Americans pay for ACA health plans, despite Trump administration moves to undercut law

The number of Americans who bought and began to pay for Affordable Care Act health plans grew slightly this year, despite repeated efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the insurance marketplaces created under the law, new federal figures show.

NY Times

Monday, July 2, 2018

These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members.

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