NY hospitals seek alliances for medical marijuana program; Texas law to alleviate hospital financial stress;

News From Around the Web

> Diabetic Medicare beneficiaries are more likely to be hospitalized or die if their access to self-monitoring blood glucose supplies is disrupted, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions. Study abstract

> Several major hospitals have partnered with aspiring marijuana growers to increase patient access under the state's new medical marijuana program, according to the New York Times. Article

> A new Texas law could provide a significant financial boost for hospitals that provide large amounts of uncompensated care, according to the Longview News-Journal. Article

Health Payer News

> A cybersecurity attack on data systems at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which compromised information of about 4 million federal employees, is being linked to similar incidents at health payers Anthem and Premera. Article

> Former President Bill Clinton called for an inclusive and collaborative approach to healthcare reform in his closing keynote address for the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute. Article

And Finally… Love will cost you. Article

 

 

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.