2022

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Three Medicaid trends we’re watching in 2022

Kaiser Permanente

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have served as critical supports to children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities – covering 80 million individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We Haven’t ‘Learned the Lessons of COVID’ Until We Remake the Political Economy of Health

Bill of Health

By Beatrice Adler-Bolton and Artie Vierkant. Over the course of the pandemic it has been popular to claim that we have “learned lessons from COVID,” as though this plague has spurred a revolution in how we treat illness, debility, and death under capitalism.

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It’s taking longer to get a doctor appointment, survey finds

Healthcare Dive

The average wait for an appointment is 26 days, pointing to a growing shortage of physicians, a staffing agency said

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Are Essential Oils FDA-Approved?

Florida Health Care Law Firm

The FDA does not regulate essential oils, just like it doesn’t regulate herbs or supplements. That means that there is no FDA approval for any essential oil. It also means that there are no real regulations on the companies that produce essential oils.

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Buyer's Guide: Evaluating and Selecting the Best CLM Solution for Your Organization

Evaluating and selecting the right contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform can be complicated. However, by getting the right people involved, prioritizing your business needs, and testing your technology options, you can make it easier.

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The International Weaponization of Health Data

Bill of Health

By Matthew Chun. International collaboration through the sharing of health data is crucial for advancing human health. But it also comes with risks — risks that countries around the world seem increasingly unwilling to take.

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How pharmaceutical marketing affects decisions about patient care

Kaiser Permanente

As we search for ways to improve the value of prescription drugs and make them more affordable, pharmaceutical marketing poses a real challenge.

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The Impact of a Physician’s Ethical Obligations on Concierge Program Structure

Health Law Blog

As with other types of practice arrangements, concierge medicine arrangement require attention to the ethical implications. Physicians who enter these arrangements will want to assure that the structure and operation of the concierge practice does not violate any ethical principles. Ethical considerations should be baked into the structure of the concierge practice arrangement.

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What Are 3 Major Things Addressed in the HIPAA Law?

Florida Health Care Law Firm

HIPAA law protects patients and their personal health information to keep doctor-patient confidentiality safe. It also serves to ensure that healthcare clinics and businesses do not share sensitive information without a patient’s consent. What Is HIPAA Law?

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Countercyclical Aid Is Not Enough to Fix the Broken US Approach to Public Health Financing

Bill of Health

By Philip Rocco. In the last month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s failed responses to COVID-19, ranging from “testing to data to communications,” have prompted a call to reorganize the agency.

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Could Amtrak’s Quiet Car Be a Model for COVID-19 Travel Policies?

Bill of Health

By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car. Some Amtrak trains have a designated car for people who want a hushed environment in which to work, read, or sleep. Passengers who want quiet choose the quiet car. People who don’t want quiet sit elsewhere.

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Being Mindful of Menopause To Create a Truly Inclusive Benefits Strategy

Speaker: Andrea Wuchiski - Senior Account Executive, Mid-Market Sales

Join this webinar to find out how employers can encourage open acknowledgment of and respect for employees' menopausal experiences while also being considerate of employee privacy.

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Liability for COVID-19 Vaccine Harms: We Need to Do Better

Bill of Health

By Dorit Reiss. COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe , and serious harms are rare. But rare does not mean the risk is zero; thus, we need a way to determine which people have plausible claims of harm from the vaccines, and we must then compensate them quickly and generously.

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Sweet Land of Immunity

Bill of Health

By Teneille Brown. We opened up. On the backs of our workers. The country’s gravel, its highways. Paved with dead bodies. That kept the cars and trucks moving. products. Don’t cry for the risks we were asked to take. swaddled in lies. they hushed us like babies. ignoring people of science.

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The Dr. Oz Paradox

Bill of Health

By Claudia E. Haupt. Why does the law sanction giving bad advice to one patient, while it permits giving bad advice to millions of YouTube or television viewers, which may result in significant physical harm? We might call this the “Dr. Oz paradox.”

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The Mask-Optional DEI Initiative

Bill of Health

By Matt Dowell. Recently, I remotely attended a mask-optional, in-person meeting where campus leaders proudly proclaimed that DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) is my college’s “top priority.”

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2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

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Pandemic Nihilism, Social Murder, and the Banality of Evil

Bill of Health

­­By Nate Holdren. Every day in the pandemic, many people’s lives end, and others are made irrevocably worse. [1]. These daily losses matter inestimably at a human level, yet they do not matter in any meaningful way at all to the public and private institutions that govern our lives.

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The Pandemic Prison

Bill of Health

By Dan Berger. The pandemic prison has utilized several of the worst features of incarceration as a foundational part of how the institution governs “public health” for its captives.

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Bernie Sanders poised to lead Senate health committee

Healthcare Dive

The longtime proponent of universal healthcare is set to become chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is in line to be the committee’s ranking member

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Creating Brain-Forward Policies Amid a ‘Mass Deterioration Event’

Bill of Health

By Emily R.D. Murphy. COVID-19 will be with us — in our society and in our brains — for the foreseeable future.

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How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

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The Pandemic Policy Excuse of ‘Meeting People Where They Are’

Bill of Health

By Daniel Goldberg. Too often throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have justified controversial policy choices by stating that the world is not arranged in a way to make certain actions feasible.

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No Take-Backs: Moderna’s Attempt to Renege on its Vaccine Patent Pledge

Bill of Health

By Jorge L. Contreras. On October 8, 2020, Moderna, the maker of one of the first mRNA-based vaccines for COVID-19 and the recipient of billions of dollars of U.S.

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Google, Epic partnering to allow Epic hospital clients to run EHRs on Google Cloud

Healthcare Dive

Signing a large EHR vendor as a partner allows cloud companies to expand their reach with providers

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New Evidence on Dementia, Identity, and Decision-Making

Bill of Health

By James Toomey.

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Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

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California to manufacture its own insulin, Newsom says

Healthcare Dive

Saying the medicine’s high cost “epitomizes market failures,” California’s governor announced a $100 million budget to create a production facility and develop affordable insulin products

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COVID-19 vaccine saved millions of lives, study calculates

Healthcare Dive

The vaccines also reduced infections and hospitalizations, which freed up hospital resources, researchers at the Commonwealth Fund and Yale School of Public Health concluded

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Flipping the Script: Adoption and Reproductive Justice

Bill of Health

By Kimberly McKee. Adoption is a reproductive justice issue. Pretending otherwise ignores how adoption is used as a red herring in anti-abortion arguments. A recent invocation of this faulty logic occurred in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s questions during the November 2021 oral arguments in Dobbs v.

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The Impossibility of Legal Accountability for COVID-19 Torts

Bill of Health

By Chloe Reichel and Valerie Gutmann Koch. Since the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers, businesses, and other entities have anticipated litigation around tort claims associated with the novel coronavirus.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

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Amazon to buy One Medical for $3.9B

Healthcare Dive

The all-cash deal for San Francisco-based One Medical comes after months of speculation about a potential acquisition, but Amazon as the buyer comes as a surprise

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Progressive lawmakers call on CMS to cull companies with history of Medicare fraud from ACO REACH

Healthcare Dive

At least 10 organizations with records of healthcare fraud and abuse prior to 2021 participated in the direct contracting program last year despite CMS screening requirements, the letter said

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The Proposed TRIPS Compromise Risks Setting Several Bad Precedents

Bill of Health

By James Love. On March 15, 2022, STAT published text of a proposed compromise at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to temporarily relax global standards for intellectual property for COVID-19.

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The False Choice: Adoptee Voices in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom 

Bill of Health

By Michele Merritt. As legal scholars have predicted since the current composition of the United States Supreme Court became apparent, abortion restrictions are increasing; if Roe v. Wade is overturned with the Dobbs v.

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10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.