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In surprise move, CMS announces Medicare Advantage pay increase

After proposing in February a 1.9 percent cut in reimbursement to insurers in the Medicare Advantage program, Medicare made a surprise announcement and said there would, instead, be a 0.4 percent increase. This is the second year Medicare...

source: By Pamela Lewis Dolan
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Researchers have found a major piece of genetic evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

source: Bioscience Technology

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a road map that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.

source: R&D Magazine

The FDA has lifted a clinical hold placed on a study at Memorial Sloan-Kettering of Juno Therapeutics' cutting-edge approach to treating cancer using genetically tailored T cells. "I confirm that the FDA has rapidly lifted the...

source: FierceBiotech

Millions of Americans with Type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum as a "glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist — a hormone that helps...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

The federal healthcare overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance. President Barack Obama announced...

source: The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report

It's back. For years, because of structural changes in the healthcare delivery system and the deep economic downturn, the healthcare "cost curve" — as economists and policy makers call it — had bent. Health spending was growing no faster than spending on other...

source: The New York Times

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