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The “Show Me I’m Paranoid” State? – Health Business Group

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Head in the swamp? For seven years, Missouri has been the only state in the country without a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). PDMPs are designed to help identify abuse of controlled substances like opioids and to spot potential drug interactions. Missouri doesn’t have a PDMP because one State Senator blocked the bill year after year by claiming the government …

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Medicare for All? – Health Business Group

The latest edition of #CareTalk is out. CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I explore Medicare for All and other big topics. Here’s what we covered: (0:35) Is “Medicare for All” quickly becoming a litmus test for Democratic presidential candidates? (2:45) What should be made of the recent moves of home health agencies around primary care? (5:00) Are pharma rebates to blame for …

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Happy 14th birthday to the Health Business Blog – Health Business Group

Happy 14th! My main job is president of Health Business Group, a boutique healthcare strategy consulting firm I founded in 2003. As a sideline, I write the Health Business Blog, where I provide a behind the scenes look at the business of healthcare, featuring my spin on healthcare topics in the news, interviews with entrepreneurs, and policy prescriptions. The blog is …

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Podcast interview with Rhapsody – Health Business Group

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https://healthbusinessgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Rhapsody-podcast-3_17_19-8.42-PM-online-audio-converter.com_.mp3 Interoperability has a been a buzzword in healthcare for about a decade, but sometimes it doesn’t seem like we’ve gotten that far. In this podcast, Rhapsody’s EVP of Product & Strategy, Drew Ivan and I discuss interoperability: its past, present and future. Here’s what we covered: 0:20 What is interoperability anyway? 2:50 Why do we hear about interoperability so …

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Gottlieb’s out. What’s next for FDA? – Health Business Group

The latest edition of #CareTalk is out. CareCentrix CEO, John Driscoll and I explore the departure of FDA Director Scott Gottlieb and other pressing topics. Here’s what we covered: (0:28) Scott Gottlieb is out at FDA. Are you sad to see him go? (2:00) Home health spending is projected to grow faster than any other category of healthcare over the coming years. …

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