Tag Archives: Data

MedPAC urges MA data, primary care reforms

Dive Brief: In its annual report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee issued three recommendations impacting Medicare Advantage plans, ER spending and primary care. The commissioners recommended Congress allow advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to bill Medicare directly, to shed light on current treatment and help ease primary care access issues. Concerned… Read More »

How to improve defenses against health data security threats

Healthcare institutions are trusted with our most valuable information. Within their networks they store highly sensitive data such as medical records, treatment plans, financial records, contact information and more. This data is essential for healthcare providers to effectively communicate with patients and provide the best care possible. However, having this information is also what makes… Read More »

Array’s ‘extremely compelling’ new colon cancer data spark blockbuster talk

The news that Array BioPharma’s clinical trial of its triplet therapy for colon cancer extended lives in a trial of patients with the BRAF mutation sent the company’s shares up 23% on Tuesday—a run that was no doubt driven by hopes the therapy will eventually be adopted as the standard of care in that population.… Read More »