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North Carolina folds to provider pressure with insurance plan shifting away from set rates

Dive Brief: North Carolina’s state treasurer announced major state hospital systems will be in-network in the state’s insurance plan for more than 720,000 teachers and state employees, bowing to provider pressure. The state proposed a plan last year that would set reimbursement prices based on Medicare rates, almost double such rates on average. A number… Read More »

Barcelona Health Hub Launches to Advance Digital Health Solutions from Spain | Josep Carbo, Founder

Health Tech Aug 8, 2019• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Barcelona has emerged a global hot-spot when it comes to healthcare innovation and health tech startups. And now, finally, Spanish startups with digital health apps, digital therapeutics, novel med devices, and other tech-enabled therapies can call the Barcelona Health Hub their home. What’s all the… Read More »

Trump Administration ‘Open For Business’ On Drug Imports From Canada

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). A year after calling proposals allowing Americans to import cheaper drugs from Canada a “gimmick,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government is “open for business” on such a strategy. Azar announced a preliminary plan Wednesday to allow Americans to… Read More »