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ACA Open Enrollment: Consumers Advised to Do Their Homework

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click to enlarge (Christian Delbert/Adobe Stock) COLUMBUS, Ohio – The open-enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is under way, and health care advocates are advising people to read the fine print before deciding on a new policy. Consumers for Quality Care sponsored a survey that found...
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Two charities to pay $6 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Two charities will pay $6 million to resolve claims they operated as pass-throughs for seven pharmaceutical companies to pay kickbacks to Medicare patients using their high-priced medications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The settlements with the patient assistance charities Good Days and Patient Access Network...
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Rx Report: Drug Price Hikes Outpacing Inflation

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prescription drug price hikes have surpassed the rate of general inflation for more than a decade, according to a report just released. The research – from the AARP Public Policy Institute’s “Rx Price Watch Report” series – shows that between 2006 and 2017, prescription...
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Report Ranks Ohio 17th for Medical Spending

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click to enlarge (orcea david/Adobe Stock) COLUMBUS, Ohio – Medical care is more expensive in Ohio than many other places, according to a new list of annual health care spending by state. The report from consumer website The Senior List ranks Ohio 17th among states, with the average Ohioan with...
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Ohio Health Centers Use New Screening Tool to Improve Patient Health

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click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Where a person lives, works and plays can shape their overall health outcomes. And in Ohio, Community Health Centers are working to identify how social determinants may be affecting their patients. Medical staff at the centers are using a screening tool called “PRAPARE” during...
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MetroHealth’s Boutros: Big Fancy Hospitals Don’t Matter

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In a speech Friday afternoon at the City Club of Cleveland, MetroHealth CEO called on city leaders and residents to hold one another accountable in improving what he called a “health outcomes crisis” in Northeast Ohio. He called on business leaders to pay their employees $15 per hour; invited churches...

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