Medicaid

How one state reduced antipsychotic medications in Medicaid (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a report published in the Health Services Research that examined how Washington state reduced the number of antipsychotic prescriptions written for children in the Medicaid system.
Physicians must fight to save Medicaid expansionAfter receiving feedback on my previous blog, Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform, I must continue to encourage that Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that funds healthcare for the poor, be protected.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reformAlthough I am no great fan, there is a very favorable element of the ACA that I would be loath to see disappear.
Inside the $100 Million Opioids Ring
Inside the $100 Million Opioids RingHow physicians made millions and fed the opioid epidemic.
Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdoseTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help.
Pharmacists to Descend on Washington
Pharmacists to Descend on WashingtonDIR fees and health-care reform will lead pharmacists’ legislative concerns.
How Trumpcare affects optometry
How Trumpcare affects optometryThe American Health Care Act (AHCA)—or Trumpcare—will provide fewer people with healthcare coverage than the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, cost more, and significantly reduce Medicaid funding, says the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts.
Four ways Trump will shift digital healthcareWith ACA repeal and replace on the horizon, digital healthcare solutions will surely be affected.
ACA reform must preserve mental health pharmacy accessACA repeal or replacement must focus on how to preserve mental health services and pharmacy access.