Jun 18, 2012 By: Melissa Berry
As we wait for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the ACA, we should consider the healthcare disparities that result from our current system of healthcare.
May 3, 2012 By: Melissa Berry
Under the PPACA, compliance programs that were once voluntary will become mandatory for Medicare and Medicaid providers.
Mar 8, 2012 By: Melissa Berry
The new “contraception mandate” announced by the Obama administration earlier this year have caused an uproar over moral “conscience” objections to them.
Feb 2, 2012 By: Melissa Berry
Despite the Affordable Care Act being labelled as bad for business, there is one industry segment that has definitely profited under the ACA – health insurers.
Jan 19, 2012 By: Melissa Berry
The states’ challenge to the ACA Medicaid expansion is motivated by the increasing costs the program will impose on state budgets. The challenge will still likely fail.
Jan 5, 2012 By: Melissa Berry
The increased use of legal narcotics has resulted in more overdose deaths and increased Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Dec 19, 2011 By: Melissa Berry
CMS has finally issued its proposed rule to require manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies to report payments of $10 or more made to physicians or teaching hospitals.
Dec 8, 2011 By: Melissa Berry
Pfizer recently lost patent protection on its popular drug Lipitor. However, it is fighting to keep its market share regardless, an effort that will drive up healthcare costs.
Dec 1, 2011 By: Melissa Berry
In my last post, I discussed a few of the changes federal and state governments have made in their ongoing efforts to
Nov 22, 2011 By: Melissa Berry
In efforts to reduce costs, federal Medicaid fraud enforcement has increased recently.