12 Jun 2019

NEVER SAY DIE: WHY MOST DOCTORS WON’T BREAK BAD NEWS

  By JoNel Aleccia After nearly 40 years as an internist, Portland, Oregon physician Ron Naito knew what the sky-high results of his blood test meant. And it wasn’t good. But when he turned to his doctors last summer to confirm the dire diagnosis — stage 4 pancreatic cancer —

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11 Jun 2019

WHEN IT COMES TO OUR HEALTH – EVERY SECOND COUNTS

By Seema Verma Healthcare: American’s favorite debate topic.  While there is much to debate, we can all agree that the patient-provider relationship has been strained by unnecessary regulations and reporting requirements. Too much regulation has had the unintentional result of putting the government first and the patient second.  Time spent

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10 Jun 2019

AVLS offers sclerotherapy and hands-on ultrasound courses Aug. 10

            Margaret Mann, MD, FACPh, will conduct the American Vein and Lymphatic Society Sclerotherapy Course Aug. 10 in Arlington, Va.             The Sclerotherapy Course is a comprehensive one-day lecture series, reviewing both the theoretical and practical essentials of sclerotherapy. This course will enhance your sclerotherapy knowledge

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05 Jun 2019

ANGIODYNAMICS’ NAMIC FLUID SALE TO MEDLINE CLOSES

  Editor’s Note: This June 3 article is an update to an article in the June/July issue of Vein Therapy News. AngioDynamics Inc. has closed the previously announced sale of its NAMIC fluid management portfolio to Medline Industries Inc. on May 31, 2019 for $167.5 million. AngioDynamics has used a portion

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05 Jun 2019

MAY 28: ANGIODYNAMICS CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ON NASDAQ BY RINGING CLOSING BELL

  When the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell rang on May 28, it was AngioDynamics’s three most tenured employees who were doing the honors. The May 28 honor commemorated the company’s 15th anniversary on the exchange.   “NASDAQ has provided AngioDynamics with a robust platform to access the public equity

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09 May 2019

3D printing innovation allows scientists to create vascular network

  By Jade Boyd Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues. The new innovation allows scientists to create exquisitely entangled vascular networks that mimic the body’s natural passageways for blood, air, lymph and other vital fluids.

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27 Apr 2019

SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS: AMERICANS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT FEDERAL PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

By Jordan Rau Three-quarters of the public — including a majority of Republicans — want the federal government to protect patients from being stuck with surprise medical invoices after they are unwittingly treated by doctors or medical facilities that are out of their insurance network, a an April poll found. These

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22 Apr 2019

HHS TO DELIVER VALUE-BASED TRANSFORMATION IN PRIMARY CARE

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative April 22, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the

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13 Apr 2019

Healogics adds vein ablation to wound care treatments

Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced chronic wound care services, announced in March that they have added vein ablation to their in-house service offerings through a new program called Healogics VeinCare. Healogics CMO William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE, said this program allows Healogics to provide patients with a

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10 Apr 2019

CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT A PBM REALLY DOES?

By Rachel Bluth   It was back-to-school day at the Senate Finance Committee hearing April 9. In the third of a series of hearings on rising drug prices, the senators seemed focused on getting an answer to one central question: What the heck is a pharmacy benefit manager? Pharmacy benefit managers,

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