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Health Law & Policy

Moderate health spending growth expectedOver the next decade, health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.8% per year.
HHS tackles opioid epidemicHHS is taking formal steps to address opioid addiction, a widely recognized national public health crisis. Find out the policy changes.
Republican alternative ACA plan: 5 takeawaysIs the republican alternative ACA plan a viable trade-off? Here are some key elements of the plan to consider.

Eleven ways MACRA will impact your businessWhat impact will MACRA have on your organization? We asked experts to tell us.
ACA helps many long-term uninsured get coverage
First statewide universal coverage: Can it happen?Colorado could have the first statewide universal healthcare system in the country if proposed legislation passes in November. Will it happen? Experts weigh in.

Experts assess the fallout as United exits ACA exchangesIndustry watchers weigh in on UnitedHealth Group’s announcement that it will exit all but a “handful” of state Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges.
Pfizer makes huge multimillion-dollar Medicaid settlementIn one of the biggest drug pricing settlements in history, Pfizer is paying $784.6 million to settle claims alleging that the practices of its Wyeth subsidiary relating to the calculation of Medicaid rebates for Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) violated the Federal Civil False Claims Act and other laws.
First take: Supporting PCMH in the value-based futureThe challenge for many practices is to provide PCMH without adequate funding as we wait for value-based programs to become more prevalent.
Tips to improve cyber security and protect your practice's finances
Tips to improve cyber security and protect your practice's financesSmall practices often have the weakest security, experts say, leaving physician vulnerable to considerable threats.