18 Feb 2020

GEOFF MARTHA TO REPLACE OMAR ISHRAK AT MEDTRONIC APRIL 27

       Geoff Martha, who leads Medtronic’s restorative therapies group and previously oversaw the company’s spine business, will succeed Omar Ishrak as president and CEO on April 27. Ishrak ‘s nearly 10-year tenure as chairman and CEO of Medtronic will come to an end when he retires April 26.

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12 Feb 2020

VENOUS SYMPOSIUM 2020: 29 sessions and new aesthetic vein course offered March 18-21

  The Venous Symposium 2020 will convene its 11th annual conference March 19-21 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, including a Latin language program. VS 2020 has scheduled 29 educational sessions, as well as an aesthetic vein course before the conference begins. In addition, VS also welcomes physicians

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16 Jan 2020

ONE-ON-ONE WITH TRUMP’S MEDICARE AND MEDICAID CHIEF SEEMA VERMA

By Sarah Varney Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, sat down for a rare one-on-one interview with Kaiser Health News senior correspondent Sarah Varney. They discussed her views on President Donald Trump’s plan for sustaining public health insurance programs, how the administration would respond if Obamacare

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09 Jan 2020

REDUCE HEALTH COSTS BY NURTURING THE SICKEST? A MUCH-TOUTED IDEA DISAPPOINTS

  By Dan Gorenstein and Leslie Walker   Improving health and lowering costs for the sickest and most expensive patients in America is a dream harder to realize than many health care leaders had hoped, according to a study published Jan.8 by the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers tested whether pairing frequently hospitalized

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23 Dec 2019

TEXAS GETTING STRONGEST U.S. LAW AGAINST SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

  By Ashley Lopez   It appears Texas will get one of the strongest laws in the nation against surprise medical bills after all. The law, which takes effect Jan. 1, waverein November  when the Texas Medical Board drafted the rules for its implementation. The board, made up of healthcare

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19 Dec 2019

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT STRIKES DOWN PORTION OF OBAMACARE

By  Julie Rovner   A federal appeals court panel in New Orleans dealt another blow to the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, agreeing with a lower-court judge that the portion of the health law requiring most people to have coverage is unconstitutional now that Congress has eliminated the tax penalty that

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17 Dec 2019

SURPRISING SWINGS IN MOMENTUM FOR LEGISLATION ON SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

    By Rachel Bluth After months of hearings and negotiations, millions of dollars in attack ads, full-court press lobbying efforts and countless rounds of negotiations, Congress appeared to be moving toward a solution to the nation’s surprise medical bill problem. Sort of. Surprise bills, the often-exorbitant medical bills that come

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07 Dec 2019

Ra Medical Systems Receives NYSE Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule Notification

Ra Medical Systems Inc., a medical device company focusing on commercializing excimer laser systems to treat vascular and dermatological diseases,  announced that on Dec. 4  it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange  that it is not in compliance with a NYSE continued listing requirement for maintaining an

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13 Nov 2019

CMS VERMA ATTACKS CRITICS OF MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENT, PUSHES FOR TIGHTER ELIGIBILITY

By Phil Galewitz Seema Verma, the Trump administration’s top Medicaid official, Nov. 12  sharply attacked critics of her plan to force some Medicaid enrollees to work, a policy that led to thousands of people losing coverage in Arkansas. “We cannot allow those who prefer the status quo to weaponize the legal

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12 Nov 2019

TRUMP PROPOSES HISTORIC STEPS TO STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT AND FISCAL INTEGRITY OF THE MEDICAID PROGRAM

  The Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking Nov. 12 to strengthen the fiscal integrity of the Medicaid program and help ensure that state supplemental payments and financing arrangements are transparent and consistent with all applicable statutory requirements. The

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