The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020

Health Populi

In 2020, national health expenditures (NHE) in the United States will exceed $4 trillion to cover 334.5 The three largest line items of NHE in 2020 will be: Hospitals = $1,326 trillion = 38% of NHE. The post The $4 Trillion Health Economy of 2020 appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

AHIP19: Healthcare likely to be center stage in 2020 election

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare was arguably the defining issue of the 2018 midterm election, and it’s shaping up to be central to the 2020 campaign too, analysts said.

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Telehealth tidbit in Biden’s 2020 rural health plan

Morning eHealth

Big tech in the hot seat — A new model for AI governance

Express Scripts to launch stand-alone digital health formulary in 2020

Mobi Health News

The pharmacy benefit manager will be vetting each of the tools featured within the new formulary for therapeutic value, usability, security, privacy and cost effectiveness

Why 2020 Will Be The M&A Tipping Point

Mobile Health Matters

2020 is an election year. However, the temperament around M&A this year vs. 2020 will be drastically different. Companies may seize the opportunity to exit earlier than they might otherwise choose in order to capture value now versus waiting to see what happens through 2020.

60% of ACA exchange insurers plan to broaden participation in 2020: survey

FierceHealthIT

Insurance companies plan to up their number of Affordable Care Act plans available in 2020, according to eHealth’s latest survey

Oscar Health to launch Medicare Advantage plans in New York, Houston in 2020 

FierceHealthIT

Startup insurer Oscar Health is set to launch its first Medicare Advantage plans in New York City and Houston for the 2020 plan year, it announced Wednesday.

Report: Smart clothing, glasses will grow fastest as 350M wearables ship in 2020

Mobi Health News

As wearables shipments hit 350 million in 2020 (up from 224 million in 2018), healthcare wearables are poised to bring in more revenue via subscription services than wearables in any other industry, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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How 50 billion connected devices by 2020 will shake up healthcare

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VA plans to go live with Cerner EHR pilot by March 2020

FierceHealthIT

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to pilot initial operating capabilities of its new Cerner electronic health records platform in March 2020 across three sites in the Pacific Northwest

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Trump releases 2020 budget proposal: 6 things to know

FierceHealthIT

Here are six healthcare takeaways from the Trump administration's 2020 budget plan The White House is calling for a significant cut in funding to HHS, even as it plans further investments in HIV research, the opioid epidemic and other policy priorities.

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Medical costs projected to increase 6% by 2020, says PwC

Henry Kotula

Between 2020 and 2027, retail drug spending under private health insurance is projected to increase at a rate of 3 percent to 6 percent a year as the impact of generics on spending plateaus, biosimilars continue to see slow uptake, and costly new therapies enter the market. [link].

House Democrats say Trump's 2020 HHS budget is ‘hypocritical’ at committee hearing

FierceHealthIT

The House Budget Committee held a hearing to question Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget and cuts to Medicaid

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VA will have 3 Cerner-powered hospitals by 2020

Morning eHealth

HCCIC plans forthcoming? Appropriations keeps turning

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By 2020, 1-in-5 Healthcare organisations will adopt Blockchain says new IDC report

Lloyd Price

As a result, by 2020, 20% of healthcare organizations will have moved beyond pilot projects and be "using blockchain for operations management and patient identity," the report said.

Today’s Healthcare Innovations, Invested Capital Will Drive 5 Key Trends in 2020

hea!thcare innovation - Clinical IT

In the changing healthcare landscape, several key trends are emerging that offer a glimpse into healthcare’s future

Payers Intend to Increase ACA Plans Offered in 2020

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Highlights from the survey: More than twice as many insurers intend to increase plan offerings for 2020 as compared with 2019, with premiums holding fairly steady. The post Payers Intend to Increase ACA Plans Offered in 2020 appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

Physician Practice Roundup—Trump releases 2020 budget proposal: 6 things to know

FierceHealthIT

The White House is calling for a significant cut in funding to the Department of Health and Human Services in 2020, even as it plans to ramp up investments in HIV research, the opioid epidemic and other policy priorities.

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HIMSS19: Seema Verma says proposed information blocking rules with 2020 deadlines 'realistic'

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration has said proposed rules would give 125 million patients electronic access to their medical claims information by 2020. But how realistic a goal is that? It's already happening, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma told FierceHealthcare.

CMS Issues Final Rule for the 2020 Annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

Electronic Health Reporter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 benefit year, also known as the 2020 Payment Notice. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Red or blue, both political parties have work to do on their 2020 healthcare platforms

FierceHealthIT

But there's also considerable fighting within each party about how to approach healthcare, and that has to change by 2020, NYU's Shelly Glied and Stanford's Lanhee Chen said on Friday In our partisan era, we know Republicans and Democrats rarely agree.

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Healthcare will outspend all other industries on R&D by 2020 reports PwC

Lloyd Price

R&D spending in healthcare is expected to exceed $180 billion by 2020, up from about $86 billion in 2005. Healthcare is on track to be the No. 1 industry for global research and development spending, according to new analysis from PwC.

America’s Physician Groups Responds to CMS MA 2020 Advance Notice

Electronic Health Reporter

The article America’s Physician Groups Responds to CMS MA 2020 Advance Notice appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

With expected 6% rise in health costs, 2020 may be year of 'activist' employer

FierceHealthIT

Next year is shaping up to be the year employers fully embrace an activist role in healthcare, according to a new report from PwC

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Contract Year 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Flexibility Final Rule

Electronic Health Reporter

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Kaiser Permanente set to be carbon neutral by 2020 

FierceHealthIT

Kaiser Permanente is making significant investments in green energy and is set to be carbon neutral by 2020. The health system announced Monday it reached a power purchase agreement to acquire 180 megawatts of clean energy that it will use to power 27 of its 39 hospitals. The agreement will also help establish new solar and wind farms and one of the largest battery energy storage facilities in the U.S.

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Pokémon tackles sleep health with upcoming app, tracking device

Mobi Health News

Launching in 2020, Pokémon Sleep will feature gameplay that responds to the player's sleep habits

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CMS’ plan to ‘wind down’ federal exchanges by 2020 relies on a big ask from Congress

FierceHealthIT

A budget justification released by CMS this week outlines the way in which the agency plans to "wind down" the federal exchanges by plan year 2020. But the plan relies on Congress pushing through an ACA repeal, a task Republican lawmakers have been unable to do on multiple occasions

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Planned Parenthood CEO Wen on 2020 election: It's the 'fight of our time'

FierceHealthIT

Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen, M.D., who has been in her leadership role only six months, vowed the organization would fight restrictive abortion bills in the courts. They are also expanding healthcare services, she said

CMS hints at Blue Button 2.0 mandates for Medicare Advantage plans in 2020

FierceHealthIT

beginning in 2020. In an announcement outlining Medicare Advantage rate hikes, CMS said it is considering rulemaking that would require MA plans to connect with Blue Button 2.0 The notice comes a month after Seema Verma announced the new initiative and said the agency would "re-examine" its relationship with insurers

Experts: Trump administration’s moves will put drug prices center stage in 2020 election

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration’s plan to peg Part B drug prices to those paid in other countries may not come to fruition in its current form, but it’s meant more to signal to the healthcare industry—and voters—that it's serious on this issue, experts say.

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Lawmakers cite VA leadership holes in EHR implementation with first go-live scheduled for 2020

FierceHealthIT

Agency officials said they have identified three sites in Washington where the Cerner system will be live by March 2020 Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee worried that unfilled leadership positions and concerns about the VA's acting CIO would derail the Cerner implementation.

Anthem moves up launch of its PBM to second quarter of 2019

FierceHealthIT

Anthem is planning to begin moving members into its new PBM, IngenioRx, in the second quarter of 2019, bumping up the projected launch from 2020

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AHIP, other industry groups call for phased approach to CMS interoperability rule

FierceHealthIT

America's Health Insurance Plans—and many other healthcare industry groups—is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to take a phased approach to its proposed interoperability rule, saying the proposed 2020 implementation timeline is "unrealistic

Headspace launches subsidiary to focus on prescription meditation apps, digital health

Mobi Health News

The goal of the subsidiary is to create a new prescription meditation app by 2020. It's not uncommon for doctors to tell patients that they need to relax, but now one company is aiming to develop a digital meditation product that can be prescribed by physicians.

UnitedHealth to expand use of point-of-sale drug discounts

FierceHealthIT

Beginning in 2020, all new employer plans with UnitedHealth and its pharmacy benefit manager subsidiary Optum will be required to offer all drug discounts directly to members at the pharmacy counter, the insurer said

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Trump administration finalizes Medicare Advantage telehealth benefit policy

FierceHealthIT

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be able to add additional telehealth benefits starting in plan year 2020 under a final rule announced by the Trump Administration on Friday afternoon.

What the CFOs of publicly traded health systems said about the new IPPS rule

FierceHealthIT

billion in fiscal 2020—and the Medicare rate proposal might've caught some health systems by surprise. The Trump administration released its annual rule governing payments to inpatient providers—representing an increase in total Medicare spending on inpatient hospital services of $4.7

Drug prices a bipartisan bright spot following midterms, experts say

FierceHealthIT

Though the results of midterms generally bring a level of certainty to the realm of healthcare policy over the next couple of years, there is room for bipartisan work in this space ahead of the 2020 presidential race, experts say

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Political uncertainty could sink healthcare deals over next year: survey

FierceHealthIT

While most M&A professionals are bullish on healthcare and life sciences deals in 2019, political uncertainty could be the biggest factor stifling activity in the sector this year and ahead of the 2020 elections, according to a recent poll of global M&A professionals