News In Review: Volume 10, Issue 3

Trump Makes it Easier for Employers to Pay Workers for Health Coverage CNN.com– The Trump administration is expanding employers' ability to give workers cash to buy heath care coverage elsewhere, including on the Obamacare exchanges, senior officials announced Monday. Although Widely Deployed, Employees Slow to Use Telemedicine EmployeeBenefitAdviser.com – While the majority of employer-sponsored

News In Review: Volume 10, Issue 2

Survey: Per-employee Healthcare Costs Expected to Increase 4.1% in 2019 Fiercehealthcare.com- Costs in employer health benefit plans are projected to increase by 4.1% in 2019, according to early datafrom the Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. The increase is on par with this year's growth of 4.2% and generally in line with

News In Review: Volume 10, Issue 1

AAFP Adds Five New ‘Choosing Wisely’ Recommendations AAFP.org - The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list,which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be unnecessary and should prompt discussion between patients and their physicians. Trump Administration Clears Way for Obamacare Insurer Program WashingtonExaminer.com - The Trump administration

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 25

New Trump Administration Rule Will Require Hospitals Post Prices Online TheHill.com - Hospitals will be required to post online a list of their standard charges under a rule finalized Thursday by the Trump administration. Insurance Companies Approach Trump Health Plans Cautiously CNBC.com - President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 24

GE Healthcare to become standalone business Medcitynews.com -Changes are afoot at GE. The company will separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company. For First Time, W.H.O. Names Come Lab Tests ‘Essential’ NYTimes.com- For the first time, the World Health Organization has published a list of diagnostic tests that it considers essential to every health care system in

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 23

UPMC acquires hospital in Ireland, assumes full ownership of its cancer clinic BeckersHospitalReview.com - Pittsburgh-based UPMC has acquired the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, Ireland, and assumed full control of the hospital's cancer center, which it has operated as a joint venture for the last 12 years. Three Big Reasons U.S. Healthcare Spending Outpaces Other High-Income

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 22

What Medical Tourist Need to Know to Stay Safe and Healthy TroyMedia.com - More Canadians frustrated with long wait times for elective surgeries are willing to leave the country and pay out of their own pockets for procedures and treatments.   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Goes Global in Partnership with United Arab Emirates FierceHealthcare.com-

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 21

5 Medical Conditions That Cost More Than $15K Per Hospital Stay  Fiercehealthcare.com - Heart valve disorders lead the list of the most expensive medical conditions with the highest average cost per inpatient stay, according to an analysis by Business Insider. CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to

Volume 9, Issue 20: News in Review

Cancer Survival Rates Vary Across the World  HealthDay.com - Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows. First Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum Traveltradeweekly.travel - Themed Reimagining Experience, the first Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum is taking place on February 20

News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 19

Medical Tourism Dips Due to Mismanagement Financialtribune.com –The number of medical tourists to Iran has declined in the first half of the current fiscal year (started March 21) due to the lack of organized services that led to fraudulent activities in the sector, Iran's top tourism authority said.   Why the U.S.