Three federal lawmakers on Sunday announced that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have reached a bipartisan agreement in principle on legislation to address so-called "surprise" medical bills that could be attached to a year-end spending bill.
Given the advent of new seven-figure drugs and perpetual debates about medical value, it’s not surprising to see ICER in the news on a weekly basis. But what does the organization actually do? Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Pam Divack offer a primer on ICER, explain its rising influence, and uncover how its debate with biopharma is affecting conversations around value.
Hospitals that have experienced a data breach may see their cardiovascular-related death rates rise following the incident—and the culprit driving the increase might be stronger cybersecurity controls, according to a study recently published in Health Services Research.
The victims were admitted to San Diego hospitals with severe myonecrosis between Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 after injecting the drug, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and South Carolina.